General Information

Location: Immediately to the right as you enter Frontierland from Main Street. It can also be accessed through the Carnation Garden. Between Shooting Gallery and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Date Opened: 2001

Seating: Plenty of covered outdoor tables. Some covered locations have heaters for colder weather.

Service Type: Cafeteria style, with two separate ordering stations.

Children's Meals: Yes

Vegetarian Options: Vegetable tacos or burritos, cheese enchiladas

Annual Pass Discount: 15% for Premium/Premier; 10% for all other levels

Sponsor: La Victoria

Reservations: No

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Menu Information

Menu as of February 2014

Platters

All platters served with refried beans and Mexican rice. Sautéed vegetables may be substituted for rice or beans.

Citrus Fire-Grilled Chicken - 1/2 chicken, seasoned in a savory marinade of cumin, garlic, cilantro, lemon, and lime. $13.49
Pollo en Mole - 1/2 chicken, served with a unique spicy sauce with a hint of chocolate and peanuts.  $13.49
Red Chile Enchilada Platter - Three cheese enchiladas with red chile sauce. $9.99
Carne Asada & Red Chile Enchilada Platter - Succulent beef cooked to perfection, served with two cheese enchiladas. $11.99
Soft Tacos Monterrey - Marinated beef, chicken, or vegetables, topped with cheese and served in flour tortillas. $10.99
Baked Fish Tacos - Topped with cabbage slaw and chipotle-ranch. $11.49
Burrito Sonora - Marinated beef, chicken, or vegetables plus refried beans, rice, and cheese, wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with a traditional guajillo sauce. $10.99
Burrito Guadalajara - Slow cooked carnitas with refried beans, rice, and cheese, wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with a traditional tomatillo sauce.  $10.99

Soups and Salads

Hacienda Caesar Salad - Grilled carne asada or chicken, romaine lettuce, red bell peppers, and cojita cheese, tossed with our own zesty pepitas Caesar dressing, and garnished with crisp tortilla chips and radishes. $12.49
Tostada Salad - Marinated beef, chicken, or vegetables presented in a crispy tortilla shell with refried beans, chopped lettuce, topped with cheese. $11.49
Chicken Tortilla Soup - $5.99

Kid's Meals

Served with rice, fruit, vegetables and choice of small low-fat milk, small low-fat milk or small Dasani water.  Nesquik chocolate milk or Minute Maid juice box available on request.

Kid's Bean and Cheese Burrito - $6.99
Kid's Chicken Taco - $6.99

Toddler Meal

Served with smooth applesauce and a small low-fat milk

Arroz con Pollo - Chicken and rice. $4.49
Arroz con Frijoles - Beans and rice. $4.49

Side items

Crispy Chips con Limon - $3.29
Side of Salsa - $0.99

Desserts

Fresh Tropical Fruit - $4.59
Tres Leches Cake - $4.99
Flan - $4.99
Cinnamon Crisps - $3.29
Sweet Memories Cake - $4.99

Drinks

Soda - Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Barq's Root Beer, Fanta Orange, Cherry Coke, Minute Maid Light Lemonade, Powerade, Coke Zero, Nestea. $3.19/$3.49
Souvenir Sipper - Includes soda at time of purchase. $6.99
Nesquik Chocolate Milk - $2.79
Dasani Bottled Water - $2.79
Minute Maid Juice Box - $1.79
Nescafe Coffee - $2.79
Nestle Hot Cocoa - $2.79
Nestea Hot Tea - $2.79
Small Low-fat Milk - $1.79
Travel Mug - Includes coffee or hot cocoa at time of purchase. $6.29

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

History and Trivia

  • At this location: Mexican food in this location is a 50 year old tradition at Disneyland. Shortly after the park opened in 1955, Casa de Fritos opened its doors on August 11. Frito Lay was the corporate sponsor and one of the gimmicks in the restaurant was an eleborate Frito Kid that would deliver a bag of chips when money was put in the machine. In 1982 the Frito Lay sponsorship lapsed and the restaurant opened as Casa Mexicana on October 1, 1982, with Lawry's as the new sponsor. In 2000, the restaurant closed and was mostly torn down and rebuilt for the opening of Rancho del Zocalo, sponsored by Ortega.
  • Since Rancho del Zocalo opened in 2001 the decoration and style of the restaurant has remained unchanged. The menu has shifted over time, though, as BBQ items went away and guests apparently couldn't fathom Mexican food without nachos. Other changes have dealt with the unwieldiness of getting into the restaurant to place an order. With several counters inside for placing orders, people tended to bottleneck near the entrance and the closest counter, not realizing how the restaurant worked. To date little has been found to help with this and many find the restaurant unsatisfactorily slow.
  • Other Trivia:
    • The name: Zocalo is a name with a long history at Disneyland. The open central area of Frontierland was long zone as El Zocalo, "town square," in acknowledgement of the television show Zorro and its influence on the design of Frontierland. At the same time that Rancho del Zocalo was being constructed this open area was getting a touch up and now has a stage for charactre greets and such.
    • Changing sponsors: Prior to being sponsored by La Victoria, Rancho del Zocalo was sponsored by Ortega.