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Towering ceilings and expansive windows beckon natural light and make the inside and outside worlds blend seamlessly at Zocalo. Next comes the décor: mammoth urns, intricate iron works, slab tables and stunning tableware create a culturally stimulating atmosphere for the food and drinks that follow. Housed in the handsomely renovated Arnold Brothers building, which served as a Hudson car dealership in the 1920s, Zocalo’s eccentric interior is inspired by the majestic town square of Mexico City, a gathering spot for centuries that embraces its past while embarking toward the future. The food is fresh and colorful, with delightful twists on Mexican menu staples such as queso fundido, empanadas, quesadillas, ceviche, enchiladas and exceptional guacamole. The Cadillac margarita is popular with the bar crowd. Zocalo’s massive bar features TV monitors and romantic booths. An expansive patio completes the indoor-outdoor experiences and overlooks this dynamic Sacramento restaurant on Capitol Avenue.