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Mezcal Tequila Cantina - Worcester

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485 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:00am to 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
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(508) 926-8307
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Fantastic service, and delicious guacamole! Fish tacos were a little bland.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

We booked for a large group (originally 11 ended up being 9) and were placed in a back room away from the main part of the restaurant. It appears this was the designated room where large groups are placed which is understandable but we were placed so close to the kitchen door, that when opened, it would come precariously close to hitting our table. Fortunately, it was a secondary door, that didn't get much use. We got two Guacamole flights which were supposed to be accompanied by chips & salsa but the complimentary salsa never made an appearance. The menu was typical and uninspired and the service was uneven but understandable considering the sizes of the parties around us. Would consider going again with a smaller group where we would be able to take in the ambiance of the main dining room or perhaps even better would be sitting at the bar where it looks like a full menu is available and the bar staff was quite attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Amazing guacamole and margaritas! Would definitely come back again and get the same food!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Very nice atmosphere excellent drinks perfectly poured not rushing you out the door

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2017

We had a very bad experience. 26 mins we waited for food , seems as they were short staff. Very disapointing visit

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Great night, thank you Sydney

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Love mezcal as always. Love making reservations online and sitting right away. Food was delicious and margaritas are the best. The only complaint I have is the amount of ice in the margaritas... only allows for a very small amount of actual drink and being so good you suck it right down! Love it here and will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Sat right down and upon informing server that we were in a bit of a rush, he took both our drink and meal orders. The food arrived before the drinks, and we were able to make the show on time. Super service and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Great service as always! We had a reservation but due to an event the parking garage was full and the valet parking lot was at capacity. When we called the restaurant to let them know we wouldn't be able to make our reservation due to parking, they insisted we come back and they would have a spot for us! Absolutely amazing customer service and problem solving! We really appreciated that! And the food and drinks were great too! Hands down our favorite Mexican restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2017

My family and I have often come to Mezcal to celebrate birthdays and other events. It had become our place to go when looking for Mexican food. We were disappointed on our recent visit to find that the menu has been changed and several of our favorite entrées were no longer there. Things just seemed different. So much so that it made us wonder if I ownership has changed. After some research, I don't believe that to be the case. It's just another one of those situations where a restaurant feels it needs to shake things up. In this case, I don't think it was for the best. Honestly, it left us thinking that we would need to find another option for Mexican food in the greater Worcester area. It's too bad, because we really felt comfortable here and truly enjoyed their previous menu. We will give it another try, I'm sure. But honestly, unless the menu changes back to its prior state, things probably won't change much. The food was not bad, just not what we were looking for. It's too bad. If you've never eaten here before, you won't know what you've missed.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Mezcal is always a pleasure to go to. The staff on-hand are very polite and accommodating. The food is fantastic. So many option. Even my girl friend; who is a picky eater, always finds a dish.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

The food as always was great however the service on this particular night was not great. It appeared that the front end was understaffed. The hostess was not very attentive until we and others got her attention. Our waiter was good but spread thin.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

The food and service is fantastic, the only thing is seating in a cold day and people opening the middle door it has a sign not to use so it cools the place down, other than that the bathrooms were a complete mess. You would figure someone would keep an eye out for details. Just a few changes and this could be a 5 star place. Also run out is desert the day before strange that he waitres would tell us that so it means is not fresh all the time. Good food and drinks

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

The service was fantastic. Going out to dinner with children is always a hit or miss, but we felt very welcome and comfortable. The food was decent (the burritos and quesadillas always seem dry though...only complaint) and the drinks were good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

We had a great meal in the bar area. Service was excellent. Bartender made margaritas to order. Guacamole is exceptional.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Overall, very pleased. Food was above average. I had chicken enchilada, which was great. Guacamole flights had interesting ingredient options. Waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Margarita was very good. The traffic before the concert was not the venue's fault. Met friends for dinner while my teen was at the DCU center. Make a reservation if it is around an event there. I found it a little cold inside, on a very cold night though.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Service was extreme slow by the time we got our food we were full off the drinks. Waited over an hour for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Great night

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2017

As usual the food was great and the drinks were delicious The only complaint would be the temperature of the restaurant, with glass walls on the street side, the cold comes through and makes it UN-comfortable, and some of the people in our group had to wear coats.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2017

Good, service and ambiance were great. The restaurant is a little loud but we really enjoyed our dinner. Would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Best guacamole and Baja fish tacos. Always fabulous service. Love sitting outside in summer.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We went here as we were at an event at DCU center nearby, as a result restaurant is swamped for a short period of time. Concierge handled the front incredibly well and efficiently. WE were impressed . food good, service great.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Meh. First time. Service sucked, food was ok. Won't be back.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Great margaritas. Super friendly staff. We got out app after our meal by mistake and the waiter and manager were both great and sympathetic. Food seriously was amazing and different from anywhere else we could go around here.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2017

I have eaten at Mezcal quite a few times. The best part has been the service. The Mexican food is very middle of the road quality. Tex mex with the usually cheesy mix.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2017

We were there for 2 hours, not because we were having fun. . Because the service was so bad. We were one of three tables there and she disappeared for so long. I ordered nachos, they were nothing what they were described as. When I wanted to order some guacamole for them, the waitress was nowhere to be found and by the time she returned she returned with our entre. I asked for a side of guacamole when I placed my order and she forgot it when entre came, and I had to wait 20 minutes to flag her down for the side, and silverwesr. She never refilled the drinks. And even took a long time bringing the bill. I will never come back here again. Very disappointed

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We went on Valentine's Day with our 2 kids. Our waitress, Abby, was great. All 4 of us enjoyed the meals and appetizers. Chef's special guacamole was great. Strawberries with chocolate and caramel sauce. Sounded awful, but it was very good. We have been there 6 or 7 times and it is always very good. We will be back soon.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Honestly my husband and I went on Valentine's Day, we made a reservation a month before as I haven't been there in a few years and was craving their guacamole and margaritas, we were seated in the bar area which wasn't right since I made this reservation well in advance I could see if I was a walk in but that wasn't the case. We asked the hostess if we could sit in the dining area and they said no. When we sat in the bar area there were 2 very young couples already eating but my husband and I noticed they weren't sitting anyone else there all night I guess we were the lucky ones. The menu has changed since a few years ago it was a bit more upscale but now it's downgraded I did get the special that night which was the surf and turf and my husband got the steak we waited a long time for our meals but our meals were warm almost cold so they just have been sitting in the kitchen waiting to come out. Our waiter was sweating running around like a mad person doing the bar and waiting the bar tables. I think this place is over rated and won't be returning.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was amazing especially the guacamole. The only bad thing I have to say is that the margaritas, even a plain house margarita was so sweet me and my girlfriend couldn't finish it. We go to a lot of Mexican restaraunts and this is my first time not finishing my margarita. We also couldn't taste any alcohol in them. It tasted like lemonade. Besides that, I love
Mezcal!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Good food and service. Easy parking with valet. Margaritas were wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was great as always. Drinks are good. Homemade guac is amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Great service from our waitress Jessica, knew menu, talked about options and was attentive the entire meal. Good was delicious and portions were ample. Really enjoyed the special Cuban burrito & the steak and cheese chimichanga but the 8 different guacamole dips was awesome. Couldn't decide on one so we tried a flight of 3. Favorite was the house. Great early dinner before the theatre but the large restaurant & bar will see us again soon

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Good food and menu choices. Server was responsive and helpful.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Everything was great, I loved the guacamole and the flight of 3 flavors was great.
I gave the review on the food a lower rating because 2/4 people we went with got sick after. (Stomach upset / bloating) We all ate different but somewhat similar things - different tacos. Over all it was enjoyable, but I can't say I'm going to be running back anytime soon

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

The service was attentive but not overbearing. Guacamole was a fresh appetizer. Chipotle rubbed short ribs were well executed. Others in my group enjoyed their burritos, enchiladas and fajitas. Drinks are fairly pricey and small. This restaurant is very loud so we couldn't really hear eachother that well. I have been here for Sunday brunch and enjoyed it when it was quieter.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2017

Good food and great service. Came here with a group of 10 and couldn't have asked for a better server or food.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2017

The definition of "meh". Average decor, fair food quality, average service... dependable, but uninspired.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Very well-prepared mexican dishes with original styles. More tequilas than I knew existed, and the couple that I tried were so much better than I thought tequila could be.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Food great but kitchen a bit slow. But our server was excellent, and kept us informed of where our order was in the process.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

We went to Mezcal's for my husbands birthday. They were very accommodating when I had to add 3 more people the same day. Hostess was very nice and our waiter I though did a great job considering how many people in our party. The food was good a little spicy for me but delicious.
The alcoholic drinks from what I was told were ok. There was not enough alcohol to where you could at least taste it. I believe it was the Mai Tai. The parking was convenient, you can valet or park in the garage and they will stamp it so you don't have to pay for parking. All in all I would recommend it to my friends. Thank you to Mezcal's

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