On a Friday night, Zocalo is a happening place. Come after 6:30 p.m. and
there will likely be a wait, as a young crowd edges into the high-ceiling
restaurant and heads to the bar.

But don’t worry, there’s a full bar and people-watching to keep you occupied
as you wait for the delicious array of flavors and generous portions that
accompany nearly every dish on the Zocalo menu.

Start off with the guacamole ($7.50), which is as fresh as it is pricey, but
goes well with the fresh tortilla chips. At every table, those chips already
come with two types of salsa and a spiced black bean dip.

The appetizers (“Antojitos,” on the menu) are worthwhile and sizable. One
real highlight is the Queso Fundido. The dish, which is served with mini
corn tortillas, consists of your choice of chorizo, steak (each $8) or
shrimp ($10) saut

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