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Zocalo Cafe

$$ - $$$
Downtown
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, American, Cafe, Spanish
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1110 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703-3952
+1 512-472-8226
Today
10:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a good example why you cannot always trust trip advisor ratings. Why wouldn't a place that uses all natural meat and eggs and local produce be at least a top 15% restaurant? They not only use quality ingredients its prepared deliciously.

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Thank CharlotteAmalie
Houston, Texas
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Quick stop after a business meeting was the perfect pick for a quick and tasty lunch. Modern atmosphere with a casual, hip vibe provided great environment to feast on great Mexican fare. Warm chip and salsas was a great starter before entrees of fish tacos and salads.

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Thank djaungst66
Chesapeake, Virginia
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Not traditional in looks for a Mexican place but the food was good. Thought it was weird you had to order and pay before you got your food. The parking lot is small but luckily we had room for our truck. Not sure if we'd go again ....just not our type of place for Mexican.

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Thank Stargrl6
Indiana
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222 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

This place was picked by my grandson as some place new for my wife and I to try. It is a typical, fast food kind of joint. We really weren't very hungry so I ordered appetizers and she had a veggie burrito. The kids ordered their own food and ate most of it and seemed to like it. I on... More 

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Thank calloused_traveler
Austin, Texas
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I tried the Pork carnitas and beef fajitas. Both are yummy. We also tried the green sauce, which is hot and the mild sauce with chips. They are pretty good too. Btw- the porch is pet friendly.

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Thank perrytexas
Austin, Texas
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Zocalo is on West Lynn at 12th Street in Austin's coolatious Clarksville neighborhood. The owners also run the Galaxy Café two block south on West Lynn. Fresh Mexican food chilaquiles plate, chicken flautas, ceviche, tostada salad add green chile chicken not fajita chicken. Our teenage boys have loved their food since they were little. We probably eat there once a... More 

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Thank DLPAustin
Texas
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

My wife and I stopped in here for dinner not knowing what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised! Found a spot in the TINY parking lot, and were greeted by a pleasant and helpful gentleman behind the counter. I got the Chilaquiles and my wife got the tacos. Food took a while to come out, even thought the restaurant was... More 

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Thank James W
Austin
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Bright atmosphere. Good prices for fresh food. Crevice is the best! Outdoor seating is lovely if not too hot. Great fish and vegetarian options. Authentic beer and juice selections.

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Thank Italianlover
Austin
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126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

One night per week my husband and I place a to do order for the tostada salads with fajita chicken. They are delicious! The salad greens are so fresh and the flavorings on the remainder of the salad compliment one another perfectly. Due to an odd law we're also able to order frozen margaritas and sangria to carry out. Of... More 

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Thank mbchalk
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I've been a regular at Zocalo Cafe for a few years now, and I especially appreciate the nachos and the Zocalo salad together. You can choose pinto or black beans (both vegetarian) for the nachos. The salad is the only one I've had at an Austin Mexican restaurant that combines colorful red and gold peppers, jicama, and leafy greens. Topped... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, American, Cafe, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703-3952
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?