Mezcal

Mezcal

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nichehospitality.com/
  • Phone: 5089268307
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mezcal reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (88)great for outdoor dining (64)fit for foodies (54)hot spot (50)great for lunch (38)vibrant bar scene (37)special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (29)kid-friendly (26)late-night find (20)romantic (9)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Change is not always good.
    EvrydineGts2chncs
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I visited this restaurant in it's old location several times and enjoyed it. In the new location, it seems to have transformed into a Chipotle Grill with a cafeteria feel, no more ambiance. The menu and it's creativity has been replaced with a limited "quick" menu. The food , other than being wrong was horrible, salty, ground protein with no personality. The margarita I ordered came out three different ways, was supposed to be the same drink(sent the second back). The service was lackadaisical and fairly unfriendly. Darn! I used to like this place, but I will not go back again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went to Mezcal to celebrate a 21st birthday as a family. The margaritas were awesome! The guacamole was good too, we ordered the sampler and next time I would get the guacamole straight up. Although the add ins were good,, I think they detractcted from the flavor of the dip in general. Our servers could not have been more attentive, they never interrupted a conversation, and came at regular intervals to check and see how we liked the drinks, food and dessert. A very good experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mezcal - tasty, tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had dinner this weekend at Mezcal in its new location near the DCU Center. They always has great margaritas and guacamole and still do. YEA! And the tacos were delish too! The new place is about four times the size and the old. Really nice vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mad for Mezcal
    diner23
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I went to Mezcal for our 10th anniversary dinner. Michelle was our server and she was lovely...very friendly and accommodating. The food was so good that I have been craving it ever since!!! We chose the 2 for $45 deal and it was MORE than enough food for the two of us...guac and chips (the breakfast guacamole was my favorite), nachos, steak fajitas, and shrimp risotto. Great margaritas too! I can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for vegetarians
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The vegetarian options at Mezcal are great. It's not just beans rice and cheese. They have an excellent veggie chili. Also they have a vegetarian option for each type of food and they actually use interesting veggies. My favorite is the tacos with cauliflower, butternut squash and tempura avacado!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great mid-week dinner!
    BirthdayDinner2013
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This place can get very busy on weekends but during the week or on a holiday like we went, it can be very quiet and a great place to get great food and hang out with friends and family. Great food, especially get the Dinner for ___ (2,4,etc)....so worth it for the $$!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good guac, margaritas, poor food
    ShrewsFoodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    There is nothing authentic about this restaurant. Overpriced but poor quality food. Enjoyed the guacamole flight and the ritas, would possibly go back for a drink, maybe.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The only real complaint is some of the dishes had too much salt. Namely the ceviche and the chicken fajitas. The waiter was very slow and odd mannered, almost to the point of being off putting. Other then that we really enjoyed our night and would definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mezcal a great spot in Worcester
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Frequent stop when passing through Worcester, just a short ride from the highway, with free valet parking. Dine inside or out; TVs abound for sporting events. Food, drinks and service always excellent, wish it was closer to home. Quick service for events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, disappointing service
    LovemesomeMargaritas
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have always loved Mezcal because of it's delicious, fresh food as well as the impeccable service. So, when my husband and I got the rare opportunity to go out to dinner without our kids, we immediately chose Mezcal. While I was a little disappointed by the noise level at this new location on a previous visit, the noise wasn't a factor at this visit as the restaurant was much less crowded. I still missed the intimacy of the smaller location, especially as our server wasn't as attentive. She was careless with my gluten allergy and slow with our drink service, seeming busy in a almost empty restaurant. However, the food was still amazing and while I had hoped to have one more drink and feel more leisurely, we still left satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mezcal is always fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I love Mezcal. Everyone that works there is super friendly. The margaritas are amazing! The guacamole is the best thing ever! The lobster tacos should be a part of the regular menu, I would probably eat them everyday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and Fine Food
    LNMFoodLoversVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    On our brief stay in Westborough, we looked for unique restaurants nearby. All we can say is - believe the reviews of Mezcal in Worcester. Fun Mexican/Southwestern food, freshly made, with a creative twist. Where else could we find lobster quesadillas and duck confit chimichangas? If you prefer, you can order the habanero or ghost pepper sauce to spice up your dish. Pair that with fabulous margaritas, and you have one great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food and Drinks
    capenn
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the guacamole and margaritas!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Mezcal
    lauraC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been a number of times without the kids, but this time we took the kids (both toddlers). We went early (5pm) so that it wouldn't be busy and they'd be more accommodating for the kiddos. I didn't even know they had a kids menu, so was very pleasantly surprised. Will definitely be back with and without the kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New location, new vibe
    RitagonzVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    So I've been told. They have a FABULOUS selection of desert juice... ode to the spiny one! I was not wowed by the taco bar, but in college town and working folks on a time crunch, the all-you-can-eat for $10.99 will hit the spot without leaving you in the poor house. That said, the taste is, edible but not memorable. There were other interesting things on the menu, and I look forward to coming back and trying them out. Steve, our server, was the bomb!!! A GREAT server. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent! Gluten Free safe-haven
    Alice
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I can't believe I haven't been to MezCal before now. I need to eat gluten free due to Celiac Disease. The waitress and manager were understanding and knowledgeable, and took time with me to go over what I wanted and what they could make. They double checked all of the ingredients and cooking prep with the chef. The food was very fresh and different. This will be a regular restaurant for me now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    JL52
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our waitress was awesome. She walked us through all the tequila options explaining everything to us so we could choose the type of margherita we wanted. Really very helpful. My only suggestion is that I thought the chicken leg appetizer were a bit skimpy on the meat. I would prefer 3 or 4 good sized legs with meat rather than 9 that were mostly skin and bones.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise.
    SusanK
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We hadn't eaten at Mezcal since the move from Shrewsbury Street location and were pleasantly surprised at the new site. Food was excellent and wait staff was very attentive. We had 2 children with us who ordered off of the children's menu and finished their whole meal. A very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have never had a bad experience at Mezcal. Hosts, Food, waitstaff, validated parking...All Great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night
    Katty17
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great drink menu. I recommend their house specials, especially the steak. Price is decent for the quality of food. Service is always fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not happy
    patsfanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The dining experience was great however I booked this as a 1000 point meal. I got 100 and went back to my email confirm that showed 100. I guess I need to pay attention to the bait and switch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service!
    TapasDelight
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    First time at Mezcal, we had a great time! Our food was mouthwatering delicious! I was even surprised how good the desert was (fried ice cream & brownie). The only negative I would say was the drinks. I had a Guava Cava margarita and there was so much salt in the drink like it fell off the rim and the proportions of the mix & tequila was not right. I drank it anyway, but after I ordered a sangria and that too was disappointing. But even with the drinks not being up to par, the food and service made the night! Our waitress was great and very descriptive on the food and I can't say enough about the tastiness of all 3 courses that came out. Myself and my husband were very pleased with our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    Joel
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Have been to Mezcal many times. This is the first time since they moved to a larger facility. Still great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Taco Bar for lunch
    Worcester2diners
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Nice selection of items at taco bar. The taco bar servers were efficient but not overly friendly. We were there around 1:30pm and it wasn't very busy. However it was at least 5 mins before our waitress came to the table. She couldn't have had more than 2 tables at the time and we noted at least 4 servers. Easy to get to and they validate for parking. However, it's the food that will bring us back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    Elizra
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    visitingOrlando
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful meeting place
    Chuck
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SophieH3481
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice spot downtown
    4merboz
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Need more veggie options
    kmbump
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid choice
    GoodFoodEater
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A loud and vibrant environment. I like the open dining, but does make loud. Like the new location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the spacious new location
    tillie
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    Margo
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We've been looking for a restaurant like this for a long time. Unusual cuts of meat cooked to perfection!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mezcal
    wickedfoodie
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • USA Soccer Sunday
    Jeanie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a special occasion
    courtemm34
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    RLSPLS
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great location. Valet parking is very convenient. The menu has excellent choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • swankie to common
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It used to be a quite, trendy, romantic place to get into. Now it's a louder version of Margaritas.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    LongTimeVegan
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic