Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante Review – Disneyland/Frontierland

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Reviews of Disneyland Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante Savor south-of-the-border specialties that are “muy delicioso.” A beautiful Spanish food court-style restaurant, this hacienda kindles the spirit of early California’s romance and heritage.

Visit The Mouse for Less Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante Menu.

Cuisine:  American, Vegetarian, Healthy Selections, Mexican

Service Type:  Casual Dining

Price Range:   $$ ($10-$20 per person) *

Meals Served:  Lunch, Dinner

Location:  Frontierland

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10 Replies to “Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante Review – Disneyland/Frontierland”

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    Visited on Dec 12th 2014. Kids chicken tacos were very bland. The kids enjoyed the rice. Enchiladas and tamales were bland.
    The highlight of the meal was my chicken tostada salad. Very yummy. Very big. Chicken was seasoned well. Crispy shell was yummy. Everything about it was great. Will be back just for the salad!

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    We had the chicken soft tacos. They were very good and came with rice and beans. It was a filling meal. There is lots of seating here. We went for dinner around 5:30 and had no problem finding a seat and no wait in line. They also have a condiment cart where you can refill your water bottles. That was very convenient.

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    We love the food here. The last time we went my family of four (2 adults and a 9 year old and 3 year old) shared a taco plate, kids taco plate and a cheese enchilada plate. I highly recommend the cheese enchiladas!! There are four plus rice and beans for $9.99 which is about what that would cost outside the park. The portion is enough for an adult to split with a child and both be super full.
    I love that you can get refills on your drinks here that is another plus for my family. I also think the atmosphere is great. It feels like you are in a different place which is great for getting younger children to take a much needed break and eat. We eat here every time we go to Disneyland and we love it! BUT there are some downsides.
    The cons: Wrangling two children through the ordering areas is not the easiest task and requires the full attention of one of the adults because the layout is a little odd. This means that one adult is left trying to get all of the food which is not an easy task. Remember to grab silverware from the front where the trays are because this is the only location of the silverware.

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    Ahhh I remember the days when Fritos sponsored this restaurant, known as Casa Mexicana until I’m guessing the early 90’s, when it started to change and was soon going downhill. A few sponsor changes followed by the expansion of the patio/name change. The patio added to the ambiance. In fact the patio/location is the only truly great thing about this place.
    Food is passable but very expensive for the quality. Cafeteria style to order your entree and another line to pay seems very inefficient.

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    Not sure what other people on here are raving about. The food was really not good. We ordered the carne asade and enchilada platter – carne asada was tough and had very little flavor to it. Very hard to cut thru, it was so tough. I’m not a fan of corn tortillas, so that didn’t help the enchiladas, but they weren’t very good either. We also ordered the Soft Tacos Monterrey with chicken. The meat was overcooked and tough. Tasted like they just dumped hot sauce on it. I generally like spicy foods, but this had little flavor to go with the heat. We barely got thru one of these and I hate throwing food out – especially expensive Disneyland food!
    Also, these other reviewers must have very small appetites. My husband and I easily finished our meals (shared between the 2 of us) except the nasty chicken. I wasn’t hungry afterwards but definitely not full. Check out the plates before you decide to share or not – you might end up being very hungry! Or you could just find a better place to eat in the first place!
    The pluses – free drink refills, plenty of tables available (on a Thursday afternoon in Oct), nice ambiance and very convenient bathrooms nearby that weren’t too busy.
    Will definitely NOT be going back here.

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    Mexican was a nice break from soup and salad in bread bowls. This is one of the only places that has self-serve soda fountain so you can actually refill those ridiculously overpriced drinks. The food was pretty good. The rice and beans weren’t great but what can you expect.

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    What: lunch. My boyfriend and I ordered the burrito Sonora. We chose the beef. I loved how they pour the sauce on top of the burrito. It also includes rice and beans. mmmmm mmmmmmm

    Price of Entrees: $22.00

    The food is to much to eat unless it is shared between other children

    Be Sure to Try: The taco salad

    General tips: If it is a gloomy day i say outside under the heaters. Next to thunder railroad.

    TheMouseForLess tips: The burrito i ate was big enough for someone who is really hungry. The meal is cheap when you present the ap to the cashier.

    Extra Comments: It’s good for dates. My boyfriend and I went for Valentines Day and we had a wonderful meal together.

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    When: most recent June 2008, many, many times over last 5 yrs

    What: Lunch, Dinner. Have tried most everything. Chicken platter a favorite

    Price of Entrees: $15.00

    Okay for Children: Yes, very nice with shaded tables.
    Okay for Couples: Yes

    Be Sure to Try: Everything!

    General tips: Avoid bathrooms near by at noon, very busy.

    TheMouseForLess tips: One meal will easily feed two people. For the hungry but not famished adult, try a kids meal.

    Extra Comments: Sauces can be a little spicy for some, cast members will gladly serve it in a cup on the side.

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    What: Chicken Soft Tacos, Taco Salad

    Be Sure to Try: Bag of Tortilla Chips (Lime?)

    General tips: Very busy during mealtimes especially during peak seasons. No priority seating is available.

    TheMouseForLess tips: Huge meals could easily be shared by 2 adults unless you want to be very stuffed.

    Extra Comments: We had heard great things about this restaurant & being huge mexican food lovers, we made this a must stop. We were very disappointed with this restaurant. The way the ordering is set up does not make ordering multiple meals easy. There was a line for the Tacos/Burritos, a line for the Enchiladas & a line for the Salads/Desserts. We had 3 adults each wanting something from the 3 lines. 2 of us went in to order. By the time you get thru line with one item & stand in the 2nd line….the food you have on your tray is cold. After getting your food (served on heavy china plates) you get in the beverage line followed by the check out line. We went during spring break so the crowds were huge but carrying these trays & waiting for food from 3 different counters does not work well. By the time my son & I reached our table, no one had warm food.

    The food (even if it was hot) was not good at all. The chicken tacos dripped of grease which soaked the tortillas that were unable to hold up. The beans tasted watered down…very runny & the rice had no flavor at all.

    We were very disappointed with the meal & the time it took to get our 3 meals + 2 kids meals. The only highlight was the tortilla chips they had at the counter. They were very fresh & tasty. just the veggies as the beans kind of overwhelmed the grilled veggie taste that is so good.

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    What: Lunch, vegetarian taco plate (comes with two tacos and rice and beans, plus sour cream and guac), kid’s bean burrito meal (comes with one burrito, fruit snacks, baby carrots, and a kid size drink all in a lunchbox), fountain soda, carton of milk, bag of Crispitos

    Approximate Price of Entrees: $9.99 for taco plate, $2.69 for soda, $1.49 for milk, $5.99 for kid box, free Crispitos because of AP promotion. Total after tax and 10% AP discount $19.55

    Be Sure to Try: I highly recommend the vegetarian taco salad (I had it a month previous)

    General tips: Every menu item can be made with beef, chicken or vegetarian. Go into the first set of doors to see a full menu, do not rely on the short version outside the doors.

    TheMouseForLess tips: The adult burrito plate is huge, easily can be shared between two people.

    Extra Comments: If getting the vegetarian tacos, ask for no beans in the actual tacos, just the veggies as the beans kind of overwhelmed the grilled veggie taste that is so good.

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