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Zocalo Bar & Grill

203 Butterfield Rd, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1958
+1 224-513-5477
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
1 Mar 2018
“Local well rated place”
1 Dec 2017
“Simple joint in a small strip mall, but friendly/helpful staff and GREAT food”
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Mexican
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
203 Butterfield Rd, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1958
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We choose this based upon Yelp ratings. It was not busy and is in a strip mall. The food was very good and many many menu option. The house margarita was great! Also at 1st impression as it appeared empty at 6:40pm in a Wednesday...More

Thank Kruiz90
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Let's face-it, there's a ton of Mexican restaurants in this area - many of them are decent. The portions are large (given the prices), and offer something a little different in that instead of chips/salsa, they give you tortilla soup. Service has always been excellent,...More

1  Thank gewf631
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Their food was really good. My only real gripe was on the service. I told one of the servers that I didn't find their standard salsas (provided with the chips) were very hot/spicy and he said he'd bring me some habanero-based sauce instead. He never...More

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I'm not sure what region this food comes from, but it's a little different than other "authentic" Mexican restaurants. It's in a strip mall, and the decor is nothing special, but you get past that pretty quickly. Instead of chips and salsa, they give you...More

Thank Niftythrifty14
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were disappointed with the food and drinks. Blended Margaritas were sugary sweet, even with premium alcohol. The red salsa was terrible, bright orange and very vinegary. My wife's enchiladas were Luke warm. Rice is bland. So, better places to go in the future.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The food is very tasty. The complimentary tortilla soup served as an amuse bouche to the meal is delicious. The best Micheladas in Vernon Hills

Thank GeUP
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went on a Monday night after Christmas. Very good Food! Some of us like HOT, the Red sauce is tasty despite the serious heat. We frequent many Mexican restraints all over lake county this place has been off the radar. We will be back for...More

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic food. No waiting. Delicious dishes, lots of variety. Reasonable prices. We definitely came back right away as there are lots of dishes we want to try.

Thank island4trav
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I wanted to try out Zocalo for my birthday dinner because of all the good reviews it had gotten, but having been there I don't know what the fuss is about. The food may be good, but my husband and I will never know because...More

Thank Celtia42
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Free tortilla soup is amazing. Great food. Quiet atmosphere. Highly recommended. Reasonable prices. Tons of seafood

Thank Smorowski
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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Butterfield Rd, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1958
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 224-513-5477
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