Apparently, if you don’t have anything nice to say, you’re not supposed to say anything at all. Which is why I’m saying something about Zocalo on the Plaza.
Listen, the place has an impressive tequila selection, and one cocktail in particular really stood out to me. It’s called the Jalapeno Cooler, and it’s made with cucumber tequila, strawberry-jalapeno shrub, and agave nectar, among other things I can’t remember. It’s delightfully spicy, sweet, tart and refreshing.
I wish I could say the same thing for the food.
Zocalo’s ahi nachos — which appeared to be an attempt at fusion — didn’t quite fuse for me. Tuna and a creamy queso? Really?
And while the batter and pickled vegetables on the calamari were tasty, the calamari itself is best described as “watery” — and not salt watery.
If you want good Mexican food, save your money and head to KCK. On the other hand, if you want to sip great tequila cocktails in a nice, open, airy restaurant on the Plaza with a super-nice staff to serve you, go to Zocalo. Just don’t go hungry. Or, go really hungry and get really drunk on good tequila before you order.