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Mezcala Tex Mex Grill

3.8
3.8
190 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern

Welcome to Mezcala Tex Mex Grill - from the Mexican State of Sonora.

Deep in the Heart of Boston - Mezcala Tex Mex brings the flavors of the southwest to Faneuil Hall. We are proud to serve the freshest ingredients and make almost everything from scratch - from our hand cut fries, fresh daily pico de gallo, our homemade chorizo sausage to our house smoked BBQ.
Chef Andres Lozano has brought his extensive knowledge of BBQ to our kitchen and we are proud to now have an extended BBQ selection that keeps improving.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Canyon Country Sampler$13.00

    Cheese firecrackers, grilled Zuma wings, seven layer dip, cheese and jalapeño quesadilla and a beef chimi. Served with dipping sauces.

    • Chili Con Queso

      Home made with real Jack and cheddar cheese, jalapenos, green chilis, spices and tomato.

      • Starting at$3.00

    Salads

    • Caesar Salad

      The original Alex Caesar Cardini Salad. Origin Tijuana, circa 1928. Fresh romaine, queso cotija, croutons and our homemade Caesar dressing.

      • Starting at$8.00
    • Zuma Taco Salad$11.00

      Mixed greens in a crispy tortilla shell topped with black beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and shredded Jack and cheddar cheese.

      Tacos a La Carta

      • Brisket Taco$4.00

        House smoked brisket in a flour tortilla with BBQ sauce, lettuce and pico de Gallo.

        • Chorizo and Potato Taco$3.00

          Spicy chorizo, potato and roast poblanos in thick corn tortillas with cheese, pico de gallo and a creamy avocado dressing.

          Texas BBQ

          • BBQ Ribs

            House smoked St. Louis style pork ribs, finished over mesquite with a side of our house BBQ sauce. Served with homemade jalapeno cheddar corn bread and watermelon with a choice of two sides.

            • Starting at$17.00
          • BBQ Combo Plate$24.00

            A sampling of three of our BBQ items. Served with homemade jalapeno cheddar corn bread and watermelon with a choice of two sides.

            Sandwiches and Wrap

            • Texas Steak Sandwich$12.00

              Our marinated fajita steak grilled over mesquite, topped with peppers, onions, cheese and served on a fresh toasted sub roll with fries and watermelon.

              • Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich$9.00

                Chicken breast marinated in Buffalo sauce with lettuce, tomato and home-made bleu cheese dressing. Served with home-made fries and watermelon.

                Last updated: April 28, 2019

                What 190 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                3.8
                3.8 based on all time ratings
                • 3.7Food
                • 3.8Service
                • 3.5Ambience
                • 4.1Value

                NoiseModerate

                82% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                1. E

                  Earl

                  New England

                  48 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  48 reviews

                  Dined on April 30, 2018

                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                  Zuma was an American (Bostonian?) style Mexican restaurant. Typical decor and atmosphere as one would expect. The service was attentive with a smile and very pleasant. The margaritas were diluted (although we asked th drinks to be served on the rocks), the food although nicely presented was served on the bland side of the spectrum - It lacked the mexican flavors (or any flavor to that effect). The cost was a bit high for the quality. I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat @ Zuma again.

                2. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  4 reviews

                  4.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on April 13, 2018

                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                  Our reservation was ready. The service was much better than prior visits and the food was good as always!

                3. RS

                  RyanS

                  New England

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on February 15, 2018

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This restaurant is great. It seems like it would be a good place for a date. Also, the food’s good

                4. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  23 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  23 reviews

                  Dined on December 16, 2017

                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                  It's pretty chilly in the Resturant. During the winter you have to wear a jacket. Foods pretty good but and drinks are okay as well. Overall average.

                5. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New York Area

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on December 16, 2017

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great Experience

                6. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on December 2, 2017

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Great service! Manager was great and very helpful accommodating our party. All staff seemed truly engaged in their job.

                7. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on November 7, 2017

                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                  Drinks and food are great. The Elote is my favorite pick. If you go during lunch hours make sure to ask for their lunch menu because they have great deals.

                8. A

                  Amyb

                  New England

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on October 21, 2017

                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                  Three of us had the fajitas and they were delicious!

                9. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New York Area

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on October 20, 2017

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This place is a must when we come you Boston. We discovered this place by accident on our first trip and we have been back every time since then. The food is delicious and they are accommodating to people with food allergies!! Highly highly recommend this delicious restaurant

                10. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  7 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on September 23, 2017

                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                  Drinks aren’t very good. Food is okay but not the best.

                11. C

                  Christina

                  Charleston

                  11 reviews

                  5.0

                  11 reviews

                  Dined on August 13, 2017

                  overall5food4service3ambience3

                  Good food, fun atmosphere, loud, not overly crowded, fast service.

                12. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  54 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  54 reviews

                  Dined on July 21, 2017

                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                  We went here for the first night of my bachelorette party before going out for drinks and dancing at the Bell in Hand. I highly recommend this restaurant as a pre-night out dinner place for anyone going out in the Fanueil Hall/financial district area.

                13. MM

                  MichaelM

                  New England

                  11 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  11 reviews

                  Dined on July 15, 2017

                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                  We arrived on time for our reservation but our other guests were delayed almost an hour as a result of a mechanical issue on their whale watching trip. There was no obvious host or manager to speak to but we finally found someone, explained the situation and they were very accommodating so we sat at our table for some chips and salsa and drinks until our family arrived. I have heard that besides ice, menus can be the biggest source of bacteria in a restaurant and these menus were so dirty the pages stuck together. They were grimy and in need of replacement or a good cleaning. Food is typical Tex -Mex. I had Baja Fish Tacos and they were very tasty. Overall not a bad experience but nothing very special.

                14. J

                  Jonesy

                  New England

                  7 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on May 5, 2017

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Love this spot for great tasting and good value Mexican food right in Fanieul Hall!

                15. LE

                  LovetoEatOut

                  Jacksonville

                  32 reviews

                  3.0

                  32 reviews

                  Dined on April 17, 2017

                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                  seat bench cushions were torn. the food was okay. certainly nothing to recommend.

                16. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on March 17, 2017

                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                  The food and atmosphere was very nice, our waiter checked in several times, however I felt like she was rushing us to leave. The last time she came to check in and asked if we wanted anything else and we said no she brought our check and we were just having a conversation after all it was St. Patrick's Day.

                17. CR

                  CharlesR

                  Toronto

                  16 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  16 reviews

                  Dined on March 16, 2017

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Food and service were very good. Great little place to enjoy Tex mex cuisine.

                18. C

                  Crm2828

                  New England

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on March 10, 2017

                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                  The waiter was slow. He also messed up our checks. Made eye contact with the waiter and was ignored. The chicken was very dry and all the chips were were given were broken

                19. KD

                  KDL87

                  London

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 28, 2017

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  Great time had at Zuma for a birthday gathering - lovely food, tasty drinks and great company!

                20. MW

                  MaggieW

                  New England

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on January 20, 2017

                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                  I enjoyed this restaurant, great margarita selection and pretty good prices. The service was quick and the waiter came back often to check on our table. The food was tasty and was definitely within a good price range. I would most definitely go back again.

                21. B

                  Bryan

                  New England

                  64 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  64 reviews

                  Dined on January 1, 2017

                  overall3food2service4ambience4

                  Ok could of been a lot better

                22. RP

                  RoryP

                  New England

                  10 reviews

                  2.0

                  10 reviews

                  Dined on November 12, 2016

                  overall2food2service4ambience4

                  Food is incredibly bland for Tex Mex. The service staff was very nice though.

                23. AD

                  AnneD

                  New England

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on October 22, 2016

                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                  We had a party of 7 for dinner to celebrate a teenage girl's birthday. What a great find right in fanueil hall ! The food was good, quantity great and service spectacular! A really fun and cozy atmosphere. Would recommend a bit more seasoning on the food otherwise all was great and we will be back, thank you!

                24. AL

                  ALW66

                  New England

                  8 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  8 reviews

                  Dined on October 21, 2016

                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                  Handy spot for a business lunch because of its central location. Very friendly service and casual atmosphere. The food is nothing extraordinary but it is good, reliable and tasty. Fair prices. A good choice in Fanueil Hall market.

                25. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on May 24, 2016

                  overall5food4service5ambience3

                  It's affordable and the food was good. You can relax and enjoy the atmosphere. It's a great place to eat and have a good time.

                26. DW

                  DavidW

                  New York Area

                  5 reviews

                  4.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on April 22, 2016

                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                  I took my son and nine of his friends here for dinner after the Pax show. Our waiter did an amazing job dealing with a table of teenagers. The restaurant did not include the gratuity on the bill, but the service was so good, that I gave our waiter a 25% tip. Food came out quickly and was a great value for the money. Conveniently located near faneuil hall.

                27. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  7 reviews

                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on April 20, 2016

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  A little dark for midday, and music a bit loud for conversation, but the service was good and the Pescado Mazatlan was excellent!

                28. S

                  Southiedrums

                  New England

                  23 reviews

                  4.0

                  23 reviews

                  Dined on April 16, 2016

                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                  Can't ever go wrong here. They're good at what they do. No frills. Good value. Food is fresh. Straight forward...not trying to reinvent the wheel. Good stuff

                29. J

                  Jlynn

                  New England

                  14 reviews

                  5.0

                  14 reviews

                  Dined on April 9, 2016

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great chips, salsa, and guac! I ordered the soft shell tacos they were delish! Oh, how could I forget! The margarita was awesome!!! I will definitely come back!

                30. d

                  dmmonte

                  New England

                  21 reviews

                  vip
                  2.0

                  21 reviews

                  Dined on April 7, 2016

                  overall2food2service3ambience2

                  This restaurant was recommending by a co-worker and we went. Was not impressed and would not go back. The rice was just a plain white rice, black beans were from a can and my chicken taco was okay. Nothing to rave about. I was very disappointed.

                31. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Baltimore

                  5 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on April 2, 2016

                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                  Waiter was excellent

                32. RC

                  RichardC

                  Washington DC

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on March 4, 2016

                  overall2food1service3ambience2

                  Meats were not seasoned at all. Probably a better place to go for drinks.

                33. F

                  Fabiano

                  New England

                  3 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on February 23, 2016

                  overall3food2service4ambience3

                  I went for Taco Tuesday and was excited for the cheap tacos but there are way too many limitations on meats, sauces, price, drinks etc to take advantage of this night.

                34. M

                  Mike

                  New England

                  19 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  19 reviews

                  Dined on February 19, 2016

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  My fiance and I come here a few times. It's great for $20 margarita pitchers (or $28 skinny margarita pitcher). I enjoyed the steak quesadilla and she got thespinach, tomato, and goat cheese quesadilla. We have also enjoyed the tacos and the fajitas in the past. Always have enjoyed our meals and the service.

                35. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on January 2, 2016

                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                  We had a good time, the only weird thing was they refused to seat us till the whole party arrived, we wanted to order drinks and apps, because we knew a couple people would be 15 minutes, but they wouldn't sit us. It's good food at a fair price with good margs

                36. DJ

                  DJDaveS

                  New England

                  11 reviews

                  vip
                  1.0

                  11 reviews

                  Dined on January 1, 2016

                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                  The restaurant cancelled my reservation. I was told they were too busy to accept any reservations and for me to eat elsewhere. I will not return no matter how good people say it is.

                37. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  5 reviews

                  4.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on December 31, 2015

                  overall4food4service4ambience2

                  It was a little dark as it's in the basement and we were in corner, but for New Years Eve the service was pleasant and timely. The brisket taco was

                38. B

                  Bryan

                  New England

                  64 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  64 reviews

                  Dined on December 3, 2015

                  overall5food5service3ambience4

                  We had dinner around 9pm, Service was ok, but food was very good. The prices are amazing! for Mexican food, this is our favorite place to come.

                39. s

                  stuartalan

                  New England

                  6 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on November 28, 2015

                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                  Consistently good Tex-Mex food, strong margaritas and a fun atmosphere

                40. KB

                  KevinB

                  New England

                  25 reviews

                  3.0

                  25 reviews

                  Dined on November 27, 2015

                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                  Four of us dined here. The menu is extensive -- perhaps more than the kitchen can realistically handle. We all agreed that the food was average, nothing special, and the sides were not worth eating. Some parts of the order arrived incorrect -- salt on a margarita that had requested none, for instance. Although we had a reservation, the host seemed to be confused, and kept asking us how many in our party. On the plus side, we were still seated fairly promptly. The restaurant is very noisy. Since we were out to talk with our friends, that was unfortunate. Boston's Tex-Mex scene is poor, so it's hard to find decent places to go especially in the touristy environment of Faneuil hall. However, it is possible to find better alternatives than Zuma with a bit of online research.

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                Mezcala Tex Mex Grill is rated 3.8 stars by 190 OpenTable diners

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                This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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