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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Mezcal reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (90)great for outdoor dining (67)fit for foodies (51)hot spot (45)vibrant bar scene (42)great for lunch (41)special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (31)kid-friendly (23)late-night find (22)romantic (11)great for brunch (7)scenic view (5)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Amazing food, disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
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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
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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
    • Food
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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
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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.
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    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.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not bad, not great
    slodowy
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
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  • LOVE new digs & food!
    kilovegudfud
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fzona
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The high-brow side of tequila
    GeraldG
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice new location
    Westborough
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Mezcal!
    amberinfinity
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.)
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  • Favorite place for Mexican
    lauraluVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good overall
    staceyf
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.