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About Mezcal Tequila 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.

20 Central Street
Leominster, MA 01453
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 728-4084

Website:
http://www.mezcalcantina.com/

Mezcal Tequila Cantina - Leominster Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (330)
Good for Groups (291)
Fit for Foodies (268)
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Hot Spot (176)
Great for Lunch (146)
Vibrant Bar Scene (137)
Special Occasion (112)
Kid-friendly (80)
Late-night Find (63)
Great for Outdoor Dining (57)
Romantic (51)
Great for Brunch (26)
Casual (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Spicy (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Cozy (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fun (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
People Watching (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Eh. I like the atmosphere the server was attentive and friendly but the food left something to be desired. This is my third time back thinking the first time or two I just might not have hit the right Chef on the right night but this seals the deal I'm not going back. The food is not terrible, however it's just not good.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We have been to this location about 6 times. Last night the service was not very good. We had a new waitress who didn't seem to have been properly trained. I had a regular entree which was good. My wife's taco was tiny and didn't have all the ingredients from the menu. Everything is extra. No free chips and salsa. Rice and beans are extra. Location was pretty noisy last night. The price seems pretty high for what you get. Probably our last trip to this restaurant. There are better options in the area for Mexican food. Margaritas tasted good but were all ice-no drink.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

One hour and twenty minutes till meal arrived. No explanation during the wait until I asked. No apology until check was delivered.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Very inventive guacamoles. Good margaritas. Great wait staff. Insouciant greeter, but that was ok.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

We go many times. Love the food. Our only complaint is that for the number of times we go, the menu is too limited. Very often have to order something I've already had. Because the food is good, this is ok but really would like to have more options. At this point between the two of us, we've probably had everything on the menu at least one. The Smoky Mezcal drink is outstanding.

Tags: Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Delicious fish tacos! Great service- very friendly and accommodating ...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We come here often and never have had a bad meal. The house specialities of salmon and chicken were our choices this time and both meals were excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2017

The service was fast and friendly. Our waiter was knowledgable of the menu and check on us frequently. This was our first visit, but we would definitely visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food was fantastic as usual but the drinks were terrible.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The wait staff was attentive. The food was good and plentiful but my chicken was very dry

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 (Western NC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Good service. Would visit again and would recommend to friends.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Awesome dinner with the kids Saturday night while staying at Great Wolf Lodge. Short rib tacos and fish tacos were awesome!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Got fajitas and it was extremely spicy and not good steak. It came with just tortillas, I had to ask for rice and beans and sour cream. Just MEH. Will not go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

great meal and drinks!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I chose Mezcal Cantina for Valentines Day because we have been there many times, and we each had a favorite entree there. Imagine our surprise when we found that my entree was removed from the menu, and my wife's was drastically changed for the worse.

I usually ordered their mole chicken, which was a perfectly pan fried chicken breast, encrusted with nuts, and covered with their exceptional mole sauce. I would mention to the staff each time I was there that this was my absolute favorite dish I've had anywhere. This was replaced on the menu with something called Yucatan chicken, a grilled breast with Brussels sprouts, beets and pumpkin seeds sauce. Not very appetizing.

My wife ordered chicken picatta, and the usual light lemon sauce instead was Brown and thick, with barely a trace of lemon. The jalapeño peppers that used to adorn the dish were gone, and the chicken breast was replaced with a chicken patty. My wife said the meal was just okay, and not the outstanding dish she was used to.

For my meal, I had to satisfy my craving for mole sauce with the chicken enchiladas, which were good, but nothing special.

Some restaurants in the past, when customers request an item removed from the menu, make an effort to recreate the entree. This was out of the question here.

There are plenty of good Mexican restaurants in driving distance from my house, and Mezcal has joined their ranks, downgraded from exceptional to just good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Had the guacamole flight which was delicious! Rest of our meals were great and service was attentive. Nice place, worth the visit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The food and service, as always, was great. I was disappointed that our table had not been fully bussed from the previous occupants. There were crayons and french fries all over the floor around one end of the table. I mentioned this to the hostess who seemed like she couldn't care less. Not usual for Mezcal, but I'll keep it in mind the next time we think about going here.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Been to Mezcal Leominster several times. Usually reliable service and food. Food was good this time, but not so the service or the menu. Wait person inconsistent in time with us and time between visits to the table. In the past a cilantro allergy has been carefully handled. This time, cilantro allergy pointed out and wait person promised to talk to the kitchen. But the food came with cilantro prominently placed on the top of the food! Had to send some of the food back and ask for replacements. The food that we were finally served was quite tasty and nicely prepared. The Mezcal skinny Marguerita is very good. We also noted that the menu had changed with some pricing going up - tacos priced by the piece instead of mix and match in threes, the beans and rice on the dinner plates were an additional charge. We will go back for the food, but maybe expect a little less from the service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Celebrated our daughter's Birthday at Mezcal. It is her favorite restaurant when she comes home. Overall experience was outstanding. The guacamole here is the best!! We had a member of our group with diet restrictions and there were options on the menu for her. Three members of of party had not been to Mezcal before. They all loved the food and would visit again. Service was friendly, well timed and very helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Still the best restaurant in Leominster. The menu has changed since my last visit - with fewer of the traditional mex dishes - I miss them. The fish tacos are great. Some of the other dishes were thanksgiving-style, not what I'd look for at a mex place. All enjoyed their meal. We'll be back.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Absolutely love this place but was disappointed they were out of chicken mole

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2016

The service was exceptional... bill was incredibly friendly and when we ordered a liquor they didn't stock they went to get some for us!! The food exceeded expectations... guacamole flavors are a must-try, and even the kids loved the tacos, burritos and fajitas. Definitely recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2016

We liked this place but it is loud, even when it's not very full. Noise comes from music, voices bouncing off of walls, etc. It's very difficult to hear anyone, especially with wearing hearing aids, which amplify bad noises over good noises. Wall decorations with sound absorption could help. There were young people around who were having a wonderful conversation but we could hear them too loud and clear 2 tables away. And this was the same way the last time we went. Okay, enough complaining.
I enjoyed my food which included Golden Fried Jalapeño Rice Balls (my wife and friend weren't as excited) and my Pork Tostadas were awesome! My wife loved her Vegetable Chili a lot. My friend didn't like her Quesadillas too much but I think it was the sour cream which she doesn't like. Then there were the drinks! I had the The Mexican Gunfight and my wife had a spicy margarita. Both were wonderful and very spicy! Great! And..the flan was perfect! Truly a delight.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Service started slow but improved as all of our large party arrived. We started with the guacamole flight of 3 different types - delicious. Only a few of us had dinner as we were so full. The shrimp risotto was very good as was the tacos. All in all a very good dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2016

Food was very good. I loved the guacamole tasting. The quesadillas were excellent. Will definitely come back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Always enjoy our experience BUT was thrilled that Leominster location still had southwest chicken piccata on their menu.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vegan, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Double date a couple of our very best friends!! Mezcal never disappoints! Neither the service or the food! This is our spot! 😋😋

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2016

I went here once before with my son and we thought the food was not very good. Two years later my husband wants to try it and we go and the food is still is not good. My tacos were even cold. We won't be going back but we did have a great server; I think she was the bartender too.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Excellent tequila! I highly recommend the el Diablo :)

Tags: Authentic, Outstanding Value, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Spicy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2016

overall very nice.....food was great........great service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Sat on the patio on a pleasant end of summer evening. Food was a burrito and fajitas. Both nicely prepared and served. House margaritas were tasty and fresh. Our waitperson was very attentive to our requests to help avoid cilantro because of allergies. Dined here several times and we will return.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2016

We ate here prior had a bad experience with waitress. Decided to try again. We got the same waitress ! We had to ask several times for water. We asked to separate the bill and when bill came it was all as one. I asked her again to have separate bills and she split the bill 50/50.

The chips were stale and the margaritas were served in a small glass not a margarita glass. We used to like Mezcal but this waitress is doing an injustice. A better demeanor and listening to the customer is key to customer service. We have decided to not come back to Mezcal and will frequent a more authentic and customer friendly restaurant in our area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Got a great deal on Groupon to eat here and had a memorable experience. Waitress was awesome and the wine was delicious! I highly recommend checking out $2 Taco Tuesday's. The salmon with mango salsa was our fave dish — the Shrimp Risotto though I wouldn't order again. All in all, cool place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Great seemingly authentic food, attentive staff

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Awesome as always! Will continue to visit regularly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Great service! Our waitress was awesome!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2016

We love the margaritas. I had the shrimp tacos with a vegetable taco, like I usually do. The veggie taco was different with quinoa and had a different flavor. I didn't like it.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2016

First bad experience with Mezcal. Chips were stale, enchiladas were luke warm and the ends were extremely tough. By the time we were able to tell our waitress, the dinner was coming out. Also the guacamole was the house recipe and it fizzed when we tasted it...very strange. We were all given 1 drink and never asked if we wanted another (alcohol or non).

Very bad experience

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Consistently delicious, I am never disappointed. I strongly recommend this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2016

Love the guacamole and chips here, I think its the best! There margaritas are awesome too.

Tags: Good for Groups
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