Nice lunch stop, good service, varied menu, good pricing. All around good place for Mexican food.....
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 patrons joined and the food was 4 Stars+ as rated.
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, and quick.
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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 did bring it. And when he came back to check to see if we needed another round of drinks, he took my existing beer bottle away even though it wasn't 100% empty yet.
But for a first visit I really did enjoy the food (taste, quantity) and I will return to try other menu items that looked really good.
From Our Editors
Come hungry and leave happy! Zocalo Bar & Grill in Vernon Hills aims to please even the pickiest eater. Take the kids along too ? this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Don't waste time searching for parking, we've done all the work for you. Spaces available here. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Zocalo Bar and Grill