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El Zocalo Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
28 S San Marcos Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225-7872
+1 480-722-0303
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
“mole” (6 reviews)
“shrimp” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 S San Marcos Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225-7872
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

To start we like the food at El Zocolo and it’s got an above average back patio for cool nights. My issue lies specifically when we try to do a take-out order. Two times in a row the order was incorrect and missing items. Most...More

1  Thank asudevilboy80
Reviewed 21 July 2018

My husband and I went here to try something new. The food was okay. There are better Mexican places in Downtown Chandler. Also the night we went they had a Wedding with living music on the outdoor patio which was very loud to the point...More

1  Thank adoria1586
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We love the patio here. Margaritas are great and the food is delicious! Good service, friendly and relaxing.

Thank Renee V
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We've been eating here for 17 years and though it has changed over the years and caters more to a TexMex pallet that it used to it is still a great place to eat. Bring back the original Spanish Rice recipe!

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The food here is always good and so is the service. Try to go when you can sit outside as they have a really nice courtyard out back!

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We have been here several times and never disappointed. Always great food and service. But you must eat before 9 PM on a Friday and Saturday they have live music starting at 9. They are closed on Sundays & Mondays. They are open for lunch...More

Thank sheryl j
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Excellent speedy and friendly service. The restaurant is great for large groups inside or outside and it's in the center of downtown Chandler. Excellent variants of margarita cocktails ("El Viejo" is awesome) and Mexican beers go down well. The Shrimp ceviche was delicious, joined it...More

2  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We stopped by for a late snack and beverages. There is a great backyard patio in this restaurant. At 10pm, the restaurant becomes a night club. A DJ was setting up while we were dining. Staff is very polite and checked on us several times,...More

Thank blue942016
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This was my favorite restaurant about 7 years ago, the employees are still the best, but I was really disappointed last Saturday June 9 '18. My wife ordered the Surf & Turf and I got chili relleno. We were promised shrimp and a ribeye steak,...More

1  Thank guntucky
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I went to El Zocalo with a group of 8 women for lunch. The server was very friendly and helpful to give us the specials and answer any questions on the preparations of certain meals. I ordered the taco salad and an iced tea. My...More

1  Thank bandie101
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Questions & Answers
22 November 2016|
Response from Doug Y | Reviewed this property |
The food was great, however, I don't remember what the lunch menu was like.
8 April 2016|
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Response from JT65 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner runs from 10.-20 dollars each, however I do believe that a plate of enchiladas run about $15.00, which I think is fairly high. Some dishes can be shared and do make sure to sit outside on the patio,, as the ambience... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 S San Marcos Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225-7872
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Chandler
  • Phone Number: +1 480-722-0303
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