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Mezcal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nichehospitality.com
  • Phone: (508) 926-8307
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Mexican
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Mezcal
Now in a new location, Mezcal pioneered the flavors of the Southwest to Worcester. 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I went to Mecal The entire experience was awful . We were told by the hostess that the wait would be 30-45 minutes , however I was able to grab a reservation on open table and get seated within 15 minutes . It took our waitress about 10 minutes before she greeted us . After my wife and I placed our drink orders , the waitress came back to take our appetizers. We ordered the house guac which is pretty good , however we watched as the tables around us (all whom were seated after us ) received their food . Our waitress apologized 2 seperate times for not having our appetizer and finally after 30 minutes we received it. To make a long story short after an hour in a half waiting my PRENANT wife and I never received our food an left !"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I brought a couple of clients here for a casual lunch on a beautiful day. We decided to eat outdoors and it was fabulous. A very relaxing environment, great for conversation (except for a few ambulances that had their sirens going), great food, great service. I had a beef burrito and it was just right. A hefty portion of shredded beef in a crisp tortilla with just the right amount of sauce. My companions had tacos and they loved them. We'll be coming back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Met some friends in Worcester for a pleasant Sunday afternoon dinner and watch some the World Cup final. Staff attentive, food and drinks very good. Easy access from I 290, near DC center. Would recommend for adults and families, plenty of room."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was good but pricey. The atmosphere and decor were great but it was very loud. The house margarita was delicious and the least expensive by far."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice spot across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Worcester. Food was very good and staff was kind, knowledgeable of the menu and not obtrusive."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The chocolate chip cookie guac was to die for!!! Food is awesome everytime I go there. Pom-peach margs.. yum!! no compliants! Service was awesome - very attentive!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Very few options for vegans / veg. I have made suggestions that they list how something can be made vegan or have a mark for vegetarian - make vegan on their menu. The kitchen & wait staff do accommodate special requests, however, including soft corn tortillas instead of chips fried in the same oil as seafood. We went on a Thursday evening this time & it was very loud and busy & our food took an extra long time. That said, we LOVE the guacamole flight (except that I'd like more vegan selections) and enjoyed that and our margarita pitcher (incredible choice of tequila & we always customize with fresh lime juice & Cointreau for an extra charge). I thought we should be charged LESS for our entrees since we ordered them w/o cheese or cream."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A loud and vibrant environment. I like the open dining, but does make loud. Like the new location."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "All the food was delicious! I especially loved the fresh guacamole. The new location allows plenty of outdoor seating, as well as having the glass window-doors that slide open to let the outdoors in."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We've been looking for a restaurant like this for a long time. Unusual cuts of meat cooked to perfection!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was my second time going since they opened in their new location. I'm still not crazy about it. The old restaurant was fabulous and I don't know what happened with the move. The guacamole is still delicious, but the rest of the food is just okay and the margs are not as good as they used to be."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I thought I wasn't a fan of Mexican food until I went to Mezcal after work one Tuesday. I am hooked! I love the fresh guacomole, choice of tacos, quesadillas, and especially the prices. Great spot! I brought 3 who lived in Texas and love authentic Mexican food. They loved Mezcal! Next week I am meeting friends working in Leominster at that location. I am sure I won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We are big fans of the Mezcal in Leominster and decided to try the one in Worcester for my mother's birthday. The ambience is noteworthy--the open layout and sidewalk seating make you forget that you are dining below a parking garage. Our waitress was attentive and informed about the food and drink menus. The margaritas and guacamole flights are excellent!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great location. Valet parking is very convenient. The menu has excellent choices."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It used to be a quite, trendy, romantic place to get into. Now it's a louder version of Margaritas."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were able to get tasty vegan main course items quite easily. Kudos for that. However, the side portions, though positively huge, didn't taste very good compared to the main course items. An unacceptable problem was we were freezing due to ridiculously cold air conditioning. This, in spite of sitting essentially outside on a beautiful gentle evening. The waiter and manager said they would make it warmer, but never did."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I ordered the trio tacos: chicken, duck and carnitas and I was not able to tell the didference between them. Service could have been more attentive considering the pkace was not that busy."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We went as a group of 9 to send our friend off with a fun night out. I didn't realize there was a new location. I was so pleasantly surprised at how big and beautiful it is! Love how you can sit outside too. Our server was excellent. Everything we ate was excellent. Drinks were also good. The glasses were much smaller than what we remember at the old place for the margaritas but still tasty. I can't wait to go back again! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The only parts of mine and my boyfriends dinner which weren't disappointing was the service and the habanero margarita. We loved Kenny, who suggested the best margarita either if us had had in a long time, but the food wasn't what we remembered it being like at the old location. The guacamole tasted bland and was lacking very much in the spice department. The salad we got was late and drenched in dressing. Overall We left there missing the old mezcal. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My family and I sat in a high-top table in the bar area, and one of the bartenders took care of us. Service was fantastic and the food was delicious (we all ordered from the so-called 'especialidades de la casa' portion of the menu and shared with one another). However, their liquor program was the highlight, for me. First we ordered a flight of nice tequilas. Then I moved on to mezcal (the restaurant's namesake is a spirit), and we asked for a tasting-flight of the bartender's favorites. I typically drink single-malt scotches, but these mezcals blew my mind. Would certainly recommend this place. New hotspot for downtown Worcester. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We ate at their Shrewsbury Street location a few times and liked it though it was hard to get a reservation. This new location is huge with free valet parking. The server was great and the food was delicious but it was so loud we had to shout to hear each other and by the time we left I had a headache. There are no soft materials in the restaurant to absorb any of the sound. I may go back but would think twice because of the noise."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Although I love the extra space/setup at the new location, definitely miss the vibe of the old space. But still the best Margs & Guac around! Had my birthday dinner here last week and it was a great experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I made a reservation...but it took over 45 minutes to be seated. I would have ordered an app at the bar, but they came by and said it was almost ready... They were great about getting us a pitcher of free drinks after we sat, but they didn't ask what we wanted first, and I would not have had more margarita (I would have switched to wine for the meal). In the end, the food was good, but the super late seating really spoiled the night for me. I was very dissapointed. (They really did try to make up for it, but it didn't work out for me.) "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Love, Love, Love Mezcal! Food is consistently great, service very good and staff is always upbeat and friendly. It can get a bit loud when it's crowded, hopefully they will do something to soften the noise level. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Good menu, reasonably priced (not cheap but reasonable). Overall food was very good, sampled tacos and fajitas. Only problems were burnt rice and poor service by our waitress who must have been new, since they just opened."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was my second trip to Mezcal but my first to the new location. Upon entering the restaurant, I could tell it was a big change from the quaint little cafe on Shrewsbury street that was so popular. The restaurant is much larger, very noisy and with little ambience. That being said, the hostess was very accomodating about finding us a booth and seating us a short while after our designated reservation time. The waitress was excellent and helped make suggestions from their margarita and food menus. We ordered the dinner for two, which was way too much food for two people. We thought the food was decent but not great. One nice touch was that the restaurant sent over a free dessert as they heard it was our anniversary."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "LOVE Mezcal's new location! Food is always fresh and delicious! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Was third time here - decent amount of veggie options for mexican restaurant, appetizer guacamole is great, margaritas are tasty and can come by the pitcher. It was summer so part of the restaurant was open to outside while it was still light out giving a great ambience. The entrees are a little small but the appetizers are generous and it usually balances out."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went for a date night on a Saturday night. Busy place. We had a pretty good table, so we were able to hear each other, but this place was hopping. Dinner was good, though not to rave about. The guacamole bar is excellent. I think this is a good place for guacamole and drinks."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "What a pleasant suprise to dine at Mezcal in downtown Worcester! The city has many great restaurants but few are located in the immediate downtown area. The food was great and the margaritas were exceptional! I will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Mezcal used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Worcester when it was on Shrewsburt street in its quaint building and fantastic atmosphere. Since moving to their new location, we have tried multiple times and each was dissapointing! The quality had gone way down, the food doesn't taste fresh anymore the guacamole tastes and looks pre-made and they now nickle and dime you for salsa! It is a Mexican restaurant, that is the staple and to charge $4 for a small, bland bowl of tomatoes and onion is ridiculous. I wish they could go back to their old location! Since they will not, I will as they put a new burger joint in their that will hopefully keep the small charm of a hidden gem as Mezcal use to be. Too bad, greed got the best of them!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were there on a very busy Saturday night. The food was good, but the din was overwhelming. The glass wall, lack of a ceiling and hard furniture offer no dampening to the sound. I would recommend going on an off peak night and the experience will likely be much better. It will still feel like you are sitting in a cafeteria, but you'll be able to have a conversation."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Excellent guacamole. Overall food is "average" and maragritas "weak""
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The guacamole was the only reason I gave this restarant a fair. The food was a disappointment, the margarita was weak. Our waitress was rude and unattentive. The amount of chips is not equal to the amount of guacamole. We needed frequent refills of the small bowl that held about 12 chips. You would think she would bring two or more bowls for bigger parties. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I had been to Mezcal many times at their previous location but this was my first time at the new location. The restaurant is huge now and beautiful on the inside. Really looks like a place I would go for drinks or a night out. They have outdoor seating and one whole wall of the restaurant is windows. I think the food has gone downhill since they upsized the restaurant. There are way more choices on the menu, but neither me nor my husband were very impressed. He got the taco salad which looked like we could have made it at home. I got the three tacos which were all supposed to be different but all tasted the same and came with a side of dry Spanish rice. Bottom line: for drinks and chips, it was still good. Wouldn't go for dinner again tho"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The larger open restaurant is refreshing compared to the old location; however, it lost it's unique charm. The outdoor seating and open windows are nice in the summer; although the noise from the motorcycles racing up and down the street was distracting. The music indoors was also too loud. Our waitress was pleasant. The food is the same, although my husband was disappointed and felt it lost the eclectic Mexican feel it once had. It was average Mexican fare. It tends to be overpriced for the portions your receive while before you received HUGE portions and felt that it was unique to the area. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good food, decent service, very noisy! Even for lunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family and I have always enjoyed going to Mezcal since Shrewsbury St, their guacamole is the best!! Unfortunately, last Saturday we've had our worst experience, terrible service, rude server, she would never come back to check on us, forgot to place our orders a couple of times. After waiting 1:30 for our food, as we got our check, the server had overcharged our check in $100, I asked to speak with the manager, and she told us he was too busy. Can't imagine us ever coming back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Mezcal is an amazing place. Always highly recommend their margaritas and guacamole! Also please note, never skip their featured guacamole! It's special and always delicious (even if it sounds weird)! Basically you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Their new location is much bigger and is located right near the DCU Center. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to Mezcal's new location for my birthday this year. We made reservations and we seated right away. Our server came right over, brought us our drinks, and took our order. Our food came out in a reasonable time and was delicious! However, we never saw our server after she took our order. After being helped by another person (removing plates, filling water), we waited about 35 minutes for someone to ask if we wanted another drink, dessert, or the check. I eventually went up to the front desk and got assistance. I guess there was a miscommunication because our server was helping a party of 30 and thought someone else was taking care of us. They did handle the issue very professionally and respectfully, which is why we will return again."
    Dined on 5/6/2014