Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

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Contemporary Mexican
Zocalo Mexican Cuisine and Tequileria offers a fresh, contemporary approach to traditional Mexican Cuisine. Begin with our bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers; enjoy our fresh Pan-Seared Sea Bass in a Summer Pozole Broth or Lobster & Crab Quesadilla delivered with impeccable, personalized service in a warm, comfortable environment. With an extensive tequila and mezcal list featuring over 60 tequilas and mezcals made with 100% agave, you can sip them neat, enjoy them among one of the many tequila flights available or simply in one of our hand-crafted, signature Margaritas. Come and indulge in an affordable, unique and unforgettable experience at Zocalo on Kansas City's Historic Country Club Plaza.
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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow. But the food was good!

CE
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food cold when serviced.

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Please give us a call at the restaurant 816-756-5555 I would love to here more from you about your recent experience. Ask for Natasha

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for their Brunch and it was sooooo good!! I would definitely recommend their bottomless mimosas 💗🥂 there breakfast burrito and shrimp tacos were outstanding! Plus they have a fun outdoor patio to enjoy!

B
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing lunch. Our server was excellent and timed our drinks and meal perfectly. The classic margarita was excellent. I tried the taco sampler and was not disappointed! The fish taco was superb. We will definitely be back.

TG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our server was so nice! Will go back!

NB
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and margaritas!

AK
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was SO good. We will be back! Can’t wait.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

I think the server was having a bad day. Super nice guy but made multiple mistakes. He did try, and he as always kind but he made a lot of mistakes.
There’s no blind in the first booth behind the host. If you’re sitting there at dusk or for dinner it is absolutely terrible. Literally, you feel like the sun is lasering in from the window. It makes it so hot you sweat sitting there. It’s awful. For any other guest sitting in that seat please correct that. My one ticket paid for a new blind, I’m sure of it.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Got our order wrong, although they did correct it at the very end we were ready to go.

A
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The chips were burnt.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish tacos were amazing. Server was great!

SM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food that is definitely not the regular run of the mill

I
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very accommodating for our daughter’s birthday celebration!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and awesome people! The happy hour is incredible and at a great price with so many great seasonal cocktail options. The service is amazing too! 10/10 recommend!

TA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was amazing. Worth it if you enjoy Mexican!

KR
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome, he gave us complimentary chip and salsa which was a nice perk since we were there celebrating a 25th birthday!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Very good food!! The tortilla soup and breakfast burrito were amazing HOWEVER the service was questionable. Our server had attitude and was not overly friendly.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The host was super nice and accommodating. Our server was also very nice and just a good server in general. The food is a little pricey for mexican but it is on the plaza and the ambiance is worth it!

KK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Only thing that bothered us when we were there were the flies. There was this chair that attracted soooooo many flies. There were more than 5 flying around it.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant has good vibe, love the booths overlooking the street view. However the highlight of our experience was the unique flavor profile of the tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. All were outstanding.

RE
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and family met for happy hour and dinner on a Friday afternoon. They were able to make a reservation for our party of 8 with only 15 minutes notice. They were so accommodating and the food was delicious! Drinks were amazing as well! Would recommend the queso fundido, camarones tacos, and senorita drink!

LS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love good Mexican food in a nice ambience. Micheladas are great.
Appetizers tasty and entree’s good and you can find a good variety

RO
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

When I made the reservation through open table I asked for outside seating. When we arrived I was told none was available. Then the server wasn’t very friendly. Food was good. If you bring kids w you they make no exceptions for them on the kids menu.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service fantastic!

JA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not nearly as good as in the past. The place was really empty for prime time dinner on the Plaza. We went for a birthday celebration. Best thing was the chicken nachos. Too expensive for what you get, and it was just off compared to visits in the past.
We probably won't be back.

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We were in town for a conference and ate dinner at Zocalo on Friday night of Memorial Day weekend. The place was busy, and there only seemed to be two servers working. We had a nice server, but service was extremely slow, and there were times when our server was nowhere to be found. We ordered a pitcher of El Jefe Margaritas. They served a pitcher of margarita mix, and a separate flask with about a pint of Tequila. One person dumped the whole flask into the pitcher. It was extremely strong - so we ordered extra margarita mix to cut the mixture. NOTE: add tequila to your own drink, not to the pitcher.
We had a big group (20 people) amd 3 booths. It took over 30 minutes to get drinks after we ordered them, and about another 20 minutes to get chips and salsa -- after we asked if they had chips. We were finally able to order our food after that!!! Note: the chips have a seasoning salt that is sprinkled on them, and there is a TON of salt - the saltiest chips I have ever eaten. The trio of salsas was good. I had the San Diego-style fish tacos, and they were very good - I would recommend them. Other people liked their food as well. Except for the slow service (perhaps a function of the holiday weekend and being short-staffed), I would say that we enjoyed our dinner.

EB
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We've been there before but this time it was noisy and seemed chaotic. The host sat us at a dirty table and instead of asking us to wait for it to be cleaned he simply placed our menus over the crumbs. The floor under our table was dirty and crumbs had been swept into our chairs. Our waitress was fine. We had no issues after being seated but the host kind of ruined our moods.

CH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my daughters 20th Birthday. The wait staff was excellent and so was the food. We did not feel rushed we were very comfortable in the atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was not good. The decor was great and had a great vibe. The food was presented beautifully but wasn’t as great as we hoped. Heard some good things about this place but noticed a lot of bad reviews in regards to the service... they weren’t joking. I’d give it another try but definitely not in a rush to do so!

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria
Responded on May 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I would love to get more information regarding your experience. Please feel free to contact me at the restaurant 816-756-5555 ask for Natasha.

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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Serice was very slow. Took over 10 mins to get greeted. Finally had to flag someone down. The server we had was fine, but his lack of proper training and experience were evident. The food is good. The margaritas are fine. Overall a very average experience.

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere. It was so cute! The noise level wasn’t too loud - I’d highly recommend trying it out! We didn’t even know that Monday’s were 1/2 price margs, so it made our experience even better!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Easter Brunch! Great service!

AS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great margaritas. Perfect location on the Plaza.

MS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

All the windows were open, and it was windy and cold in the restaurant. LOUD Rap music, did not go with the environment/theme. We sat for 12 minutes before we got a waiter to come by to offer to bring us water. We looked around and saw very few people eating (waiting for their meals) Restaurant was not crowded at all, and you could just tell you would regret staying. We left before he came back withe the water .

Good luck Zocalo, you will need it !!

c
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere, great service, food was just ok but worth a visit

BK
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had very slow service. Received cold coffee, spoons when asked for forks and one of our guest said seafood enchiladas had so much cheese you couldn't taste the seafood.

g
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the patio which made for a lovely evening. The food was excellent. Contemporary decor very pleasing.

JD
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I was highly disappointed in this dining experience. It started as we walked into the restaurant. We were never greeted at all by the hostess. She stood there looking at us and waited for us to address her. Then we ordered the queso fundido and the cheese was over cooked and had a thick hard crust. Throughout the night the waiter was sparse and rarely checked in on us except to give us the check. A different server asked if they could clear the table for us. The real disappointment was that when I set the RSVP I noted that we were coming in to celebrate a birthday, and that was never acknowledged. I doubt I will be returning to Zocalo any time in the near future.

A
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful start of our day, meeting friends for brunch. What great service, and great brunch deal!!! Food was perfect in taste, maybe a bit too much for brunch, but I can't complain about that! All and all, a great place with great service - just can't wait for warmer weather to use their patio!

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