About Us

Executive Chef: Rosa Soto-Rosas

Rosa Soto-Rosas, longtime restaurant veteran, who has worked for two James Beard Award winning chefs (Stephanie Izard, Duck Duck Goat & Tamara Murphy, Terra Plata) and staged for another (Rick Bayless, Topolobampo) finally has her own kitchen to call home. The former champion of Food Network’s Chopped (2015) is excited to make her mark on the Seattle dining scene by cooking from the heart and drawing influence from her heritage in Mexico. Zócalo: Cocina Mexicana is a modern Mexican restaurant with a nod to quality sourcing and elevated classic dishes.

Owners: Joe Bisacca & Greg Smith

This is Joe Bisacca and Greg Smith’s first restaurant together. Back in 1995, Joe was one of three founders of Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle. Now, 22 years later, he has opened his first non-brewpub with longtime friend Greg Smith, who is the current CEO of Urban Visions, a privately owned real estate firm.