Austin Eats – Zocalo Cafe

August 19, 2008 at 4:30 pm 3 comments

Saturday evening Alex and I met up with my friend Rosemary and her new beau for some Mexican food. I was starving having swam that morning and was ready to eat some quality food. We’d been to Zocalo Cafe once before (almost a year ago) and were very satisfied with the food, ambience, and wait staff of this taqueria fresca!

It’s located on West Lynn and 12th Street in the Clarksville neighborhood of Central Austin and has a great Austin vibe going on. The building itself is a striking modern architectural structure with bright white walls and lime green patio furniture. The inside follows the same theme with contemporary art and light fixtures.

The prices at Zocolo are incredibly reasonable, diners look over the menu and order at the counter before choosing their table. At the counter you’ll see the fresca juice of the day. Last time I drank the watermelon fresca which was exactly like drinking a watermelon and this time I ordered the orange-pineapple juice. To eat I ordered the tacos de carnitas with an appetizer of their queso. Alex ordered the stacked beef enchiladas!

The queso appetizer was more than enough for four diners (we still didn’t finish it) and it came with their house salsas (rojo y verde). The carnitas were a crowd pleaser as well with marinated pork and a fresh pineapple pico.

For dessert we shared a slice of tres leches with whip cream, coconut flakes, and fresh strawberries. It was all delicious and I’m already thinking about going back!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  August 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    YUMMMM i love Mexican. The more sour cream the better (it’s not fatty right?!)
    And that dessert sounds divine too.

    Reply
  • 2. Monika  |  August 24, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    oops i forgot to leave my name in my last comment *blonde day today ** ;)

    So that was me, loving mexican and dreaming of your divine dessert!

    have a great day

    Reply
  • 3. erynchandler  |  August 27, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    i made tacos yesterday and had no sour cream for them…it was a disaster!

    Reply

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