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Zócalo

174 E. 82nd St., New York, NY 10028 40.77653 -73.956681
nr. Third Ave  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-717-7772 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

zocalonyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.; 6 at 77th St.

Prices

$19-$28

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

72nd St. to 92nd St., FDR Dr. to Madison Ave.

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This venue is closed.

Zócalo is Spanish for “central plaza,” and there’s a communal feel right from the front door, which opens into a cozy, festive bar area. Behind strands of twinkle lights and tin sconces, a narrow second room leads to a high-ceilinged main dining area, where a pair of sculpted parrots look down on folk art representations of campesinos. Guacamoles top the appetizer list, available in a tasting plate that serves up a fresh, traditional version alongside two more experimental takes including the guacamole rojo, which is smoky, seasoned with chipotle and topped with farmer’s cheese. For entrées, humble tacos are upscaled with Kobe-style beef in supple, homemade corn tortillas. Pork ribs are blackened in a jalapeño barbeque sauce and tenderized in banana leaves, while the succulent, organic Niman Ranch meat parts from its bones with a simple nudge of the fork.

Extra

Zocalo's Grand Central location specializes in portable items like burritos and sandwiches, but table service is available.

Recommended Dishes

Guacamole tasting, $18; pork ribs, $26; Kobe beef tacos, $25

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