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El Zocalo

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Kilometro 29 Via Las Palmas-La FE | Mall Zona Gourmet, Retiro, Colombia
5421992
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Retiro, Colombia
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279 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is the best Mexican restaurant that I have been to in Colombia and in the Northern USA (I lived in Mexico and traveled extensively in Mexico). We split the nachos which were amazing. I know, you think nachos but each home made chip had art on it made with black refried beans, peppers and cheese (many places just smother... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I started making El Zocalo my Thursday lunch place as it serves the best Mexican food in the area. I like the chicken burritos, tostadas, plato de la casa, and the vegetarian dishes. The corn tortillas are made fresh and I usually buy a dozen or so to go as I can't find anything as good in the stores, or... More 

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Retiro, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Living in Colombia several years, Mexican food is one cuisine that is greatly missed, having been immersed in authentic fare all over Mexico and the various U.S. offshoots: Tex-Mex, New Mex-Mex and Cal-Mex. Frankly, Mexican food offered in Colombia has been exceedingly disappointing. Not to mention expensive. It was hard to resist becoming angry at what was trotted out of... More 

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Retiro, Colombia
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279 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

This is the best Mexican restaurant that I have been to in Colombia AND the USA. After mass we went there yesterday with our son and ordered margaritas but was told it was "La Seca" which means election weekend and they couldn't sell alcohol (Colombian law). After we ordered the Camarones Picoso for 30,000 COP (which were AMAZING) they told... More 

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Retiro, Colombia
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279 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

First, they have moved to km 29 via Las Palmas, Mall Zona Gourmet at a place referred to as Don Diego. We arrived yesterday around 2pm and there was one other customer at a nearby table. We ordered margaritas which were 13,000 COP and were very good. They gave us fresh fried chips, hot sauce, mild sauce and black beans... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Great food at this place, it's very expensive. So far, the best Mexican food I've had in Medellin. In the area of 'buena mesa.

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Panama City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2010

We were on the hunt for Mexican food in Medellin when our research pointed us to El Zocalo! The food was quite authentic and they make their own picante and other sauces in house. The picante was so good, we bought some to bring home with us. Everything that we had was delicious and the service was excellent. It is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kilometro 29 Via Las Palmas-La FE | Mall Zona Gourmet, Retiro, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Retiro
  • Phone Number: 5421992

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