Mezcal Cantina - Leominster
Mezcal Cantina - Leominster

Mezcal Cantina - Leominster

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mezcalcantina.com/
  • Phone: 9787284084
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mezcal Cantina - Leominster
Mezcal pioneered the flavors of the Southwest to Worcester. Now we expanded to Leominster! Blending traditional Mexican plates with the colors and flavors of the increasingly popular Southwestern U.S. cuisine, Mezcal has been a hit since day one. Add in made to order guacamole, an unrivaled tequila list and outdoor seating to make the decision that much easier. Mezcal’s exceptional service, warm hospitality and amazing value make it a choice worth considering again and again. Mezcal Tequila Cantina is part of Niche Hospitality Group.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Mezcal Cantina - Leominster reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (15)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (12)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (4)romantic (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Always a great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We meet another family here once and a while for dinner! We get the big booth by the window in front so we can all sit comfortably. The Guacamole is AWESOME!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    johnsonra2VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always consistently good food and service. The Chorizo and Shrimp dish is delicious. The rice balls are great too. They have every imaginable tequila.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed
    majorettefoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have been to Mexcal a few times. Each time I hoped that it would be better than the time before. Sadly, that was not the case this time either. I did really enjoy the outdoor seating, huge plus for this area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's Mezcal's fault I ate too much!
    JohnnyRavioli
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Mediterranean Guacamole was outstanding. I'm usually not a big fan of Mexican style food, but their twist on the Chimichanga made it a dining experience rather than a take out item.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Mexican Food
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Healthy choices, amazing food... Great staff... This is our go to spot when we are looking for something different to eat yet not expensive. We absolutely love the 2/$45 dinner special and it's perfect for sharing plates with each other and getting a little bit more intimate during dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great guacamole
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I had a maple bacon guacamole that was amazing. They have a jicama slaw that was also pretty damn amazing. The duck confit chimichanga was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's all about the guac
    KkmEsquire
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My husband and I have dined at Mezcal, both in Worcester and Leominster, on several occasions, and love the guacamole, but the entrees never quite seem to impress. We are big fans of some of their appetizers and of course, the margaritas are great. So, I would definitely recommend Mezcal as a place to grab apps and cocktails before an event or for a light meal. Unfortunately, we have found both locations to be LOUD for dining. But for groups, or sitting at the bar, the ambience at both locations is enjoyable. The service is always prompt, but a bit slow with check-to-change.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, great tequila.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was good. I’m not a guacamole fan but I really enjoyed the house version. Best I have had. We ordered an assortment of classic Mexican dishes. Very good fish taco. Drinks were exceptional esp. if you are in to tequila. Our server was pleasant enough but just a bit "off. The best way to phrase it was that he was present but not engaging as if he was waiting for us and not on us. Overall, a solid choice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    KMacVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was our first trip to Mezcal Leominster. We're frequent diners at the Worcester location. The dining space is more intimate than the Worcester location. They do have outdoor tables, but it was hot so we stayed inside. As usual, they are creative with the guacamole recipes. We had a flight of the house, Thai Rooster, and special of the day -- bacon and maple syrup. Yum! Our entrees were the fish sandwich, duck confit burrito and chicken taco salad. All were fresh and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    johnsonra2VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Always a good meal and service. I've never had a bad experience here. Try the habanero infused tequila.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mexican anywhere!
    lauraluVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Love, Love, Love Mezcal. Food is always fresh, wait staff is excellent, margaritas the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our waitress brandy was amazing and informative. It was very clean, friendly and inviting. The food was great best guacamole ice ever had and the drinks were perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mezcal
    JayJVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Much better ambiance than their place in Worcester.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Guacamole
    Loops
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Guacamole was very tasty and fresh. Had the taco plate and it was fair to good. Fish taco was good, a bit spicy, pork was also good, but chicken taco was not memorable, just too bland. The fried plantains were excellent Drinks good, but small. Overall a good place, but I prefer the Worcester location and feel this was a better overall experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Food, Lacking Atmosphere
    GoGonzoGo
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I have been to Mezcal in Worcester. This time we decided to give the Leominster restaurant a try. Drinks are good. The house margarita at $6 is tasty. The food is good as well. Where Mezcal falls far short is the atmosphere. Except for a few very generic Mexican family pictures (who knows who they are), you wouldn't know you were in a Mexican restaurant. It's so bland. White trim, beige walls - heck it looks like my living room (minus the pix). Even the music was awful. Elton John, U2?? Really? Really?? Let's go Mezcal - liven it up. The decor stinks, the music stinks. Good food. Almost a winner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We have been on several occasions the food is not worth the $ at all. All of the people in the party of 6 with the exception of 1 were unhappy with their meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected much more
    ChefBleu
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The starters were awesome. Especially the wings. The service was slow but her smile and kindness kept us going. The entrees were a bit bland. Really expected some bold flavors. The atmosphere was great . Maybe a little more lighting in some areas. We wanted to meet the chef, but the hostess said no one wanted to come out to meet us. I requested to meet the chef on my reservation. I go to these places because of phantom gourmet. I would say he owes me one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The last two times I have been to Mezcal the food was barely mediocre. I hate the tiny tables on the bar side squished together. They are so close I can't hear the conversation I am in, yet hear everybody else's chatter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal and margarita!
    TMsbh
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I got the salmon special and it was excellent. We shared guacamole and that was great too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mezcal great again!
    obamadeus
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Not my 1st time here, and it seemed better than before. The service was great, although a team effort. All the severs were friendly and proficient. The guacamole is very nice. We had a flight of three (I can't remember which, but all were good.) The house 'Ritas were good enough, very smooth. I had a quesadilla which was plentiful and tasty. Others in my group also has nice plates, tacos and enchiladas. The outdoor dining is just the patio at the back of the place looking onto the parking lot, but it's still nice and mostly private & quieter than the street.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better last time.
    nothardtoplease
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I dined at this place on a Friday night the first time. The service was prompt, menu varied, and food good. The second time I went for a Sunday lunch. They were under-staffed. Our waiter was the bartender and was gone for long periods of time. The menu was very limited and the food was over done. Not a great experience. Not sure I'll go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my Fave's
    lauraluVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I love this restaurant, guacamole always fresh & delicious. Lot's of great options for entree's Have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 211 reviews are from the Mezcal Cantina - Leominster reviews archive.
  • Love This Place
    HappytoSpoilMyGirl
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My fiancé & I go here at least once a month to try the featured specials. They have the best drinks & most authentic Mexican food around! We love the 2/45 dining specials & the larger specials are great for groups of friends that are unsure what to try. Sharing food promotes conversation that does not revolve around work, bills or life stresses. That's why we love this place
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I like the food, and the drinks were good, but the portions of the drinks were a bit small. We barely got 3 drinks out of the pitcher of margaritas, so it wasn't a great deal......
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    dilorem
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The hostess and server were wonderful! There was so much food included with the Groupon that we ended up bringing most of our meals home. We did get the flight of guacamole (a must-have IMO) in addition to the 3 appetizers, and that was plenty for 5 adults and 2 children. Of course we managed to leave room for the 3 fried ice cream desserts though!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Margaritas
    DineHappy
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I go to MezCal for the excellent Margaritas and Guac - great selection and freshly made. The guac orders are HUGE - way too much for two - so be sure to ask for a smaller portion (not listed on the menu) if you're eating dinner too. The rest of the menu is just okay. If you do order "real food" I've had no issues with the Fajitas or the Fish and Chips. For apps the Jalapeno Rice Balls are good. The drinks are the best thing about MezCal - bar staff does a great job.
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    Romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic!
    TimmyC
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great margaritas and amazing guacamole! Services is always spot on. Love this place. My only criticism is the chips are EXTREMELY salty. I wish they'd find another brand or make them in house with less salt.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    EatieVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I live in NYC and Los Angeles and I was surprised to find a place that served such tasty Mexi-cal food. Too bad it's not closer to my home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Satisfied Trip
    LocalGringo
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Happy to say this is now my "go to" when unsure about what to eat. Service always timely and helpful, knowledgable of the menu. Always quick to provide good suggestions baed on having tried already. Can be loud in the dining area closest to the bar but mostly happy chatter. Food is authentic, fresh and creative. Usually get the chef's special and never been disappointed. Price is reasonable and worth every bite. Great addition to the local food scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    johnsonra2VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Always a good meal and plenty of tequila too choose from. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice for a fun evening
    ledhed1234
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    What a great choice for an evening going out with another good couple of friends! We had the night for 4, so were able to sample apps, entrees and desserts. The wings we had were awesome--just the right mix of spicy and sweet. Steak entrees were well liked. My shrimp risotto was superb. The two desserts we chose were delicious--fried ice cream and crème brûlée. A great night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I went to Mezcal for lunch on a Sunday and the guacamole was delicious, I wasn't too fond of how thin the chips were and how they couldn't stand up to the guac. I got a taco salad that was good. Mexican food is not particularly my favorite food but I can say with certainty that this is one of the better Mexican restaurants in the area. I would definitely go again but maybe on a Friday or Saturday night when there is also a full menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leominster Original
    kellcey
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    When we moved to Leominster we had a hard time finding local, original, non-italian restaurants. Mezcal has an amazing tequilla list, surprising gaucamole options and delicious standard mexican dishes. My only negative is that its a tight space, but I enjoy the cozy, energetic feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a great time.
    Kmrakid
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a nice night out but that was mainly due to the fact I was spending time with my wife. First, the noise level in this restaurant was louder than TGIFridays, we literally could not hear each other talking and we were sitting right across the table from each other. Second, the service was very slow, over an hour and a half before we even got our dinner. Third, waiter got our soft drink order wrong twice. Fourth, the food: appetizer was wrong twice, chicken coating was visually burned, should have never left the kitchen. Polenta was dry and under-cooked, it had the texture of day old fried rice. Bread pudding was dry and other than the topping had no flavor. We also found that 2 nearby tables with the same waiter had similar issues.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Guacamole
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The guacamole is fabulous! They have an app with three different types (you choose the flavors) comes with tri-colored chips and I always ask for flour tortillas warmed and cut into triangles. Soooo good. If you like guacamole your definitely should try this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mezcal never disappoints
    Sterlingite
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Having been to both the Worcester and Leominster locations several times, I have never been disappointed by the food and service at Mezcal. I was pleasantly surprised by the updated menu since my last visit. I highly recommend the spicy yet flavorful drumstick appetizer - in fact, all of the appetizers were so good that our large group of friends was rather full when dinner arrived. My only caution would be the desserts - the special dessert of the day was fantastic but some of the regular dessert items paled in comparison to the rest of the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A birthday brunch celebration!
    JavaLibrarian
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We enjoyed celebrating our daughter's 17th birthday last week, and the meals (as usual) were hearty, delicious, and prepared with panache by the chefs. Our server was attentive to all of us (a large party of 7), and all of our meals arrived hot. Thanks, again to the Mezcal Cantina staff for providing a warm environment to enjoy a family gathering, and some fantastic food! The vegetarian and chicken versions of EGGS MEZCAL was ordered by 4/7 of us that day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday dinner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It has fabulous guacamole and over the food overall is good. Can be noisy if you are anywhere near the bar area...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Drinks were great, food was good
    Dan0135
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The drinks available were very good. The food was good however very pricey. Overall was happy with food and drinks but again it was very pricey considering what you got. I would go back again but probably just for appetizers and drinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    For the first time we did the 2 for $45 dinner and absolutely loved it it's a great way to save money yet allow you to get out of the house and spend some quality time together
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.