Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

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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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c
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dinner. Chips were a bit greasy but dinner and skinny margaritas were awesome!!

FD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with the unique Mexican dishes Zocalo offers. I had the El Jefe margarita made with their Patron barrel select anejo. It was one of the best margs I've had in a long time and thought it was a great value, especially for being on the plaza. The Pacifico battered fish tacos are the best in town. Highly recommend.

AF
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. It's been great to see their consistency improve so much over the years. We popped in and were able to get a quick drink before our reservations. Have you seen HAPPY HOUR?? It is awesome! Great deals and lots of them. Nice to see this as you notice many other places scale back their offering.
Food was great. Service was attentive but server was a bit of a dolt. But I can't dock them for that!
Still favorite spot on Plaza and enjoy it anytime I can get in there as it is great quality at very reasonable prices.

BL
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Brandon was great and very personable

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We arrived at 7:05 for a 7:30 reservation. We were seated fairly quickly in a side room which was basically empty except for a large table of high school students for some type of dinner. As the parents of similar age people that really didn’t bother us.
We sat for almost ten minutes before the waitress acknowledged us. We had to ask for a drink menu as well.
We ordered a drink, appetizer, and our meal at the same time when she returned.
The appetizer came out quick, the food was also fairly quick.
Our waitress did stop by to ask if everything was okay a couple of times while we were eating.
After dinner, we asked for our check. She came back with our check and our empty plates were sitting in front of us, but she never took them at any point.
We then had to wait for quite a bit while she had to figure out the checks for the large group sitting next to us.
Overall the food was good, service not so much.

KH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

After we finally got waited on which took about 20 minutes and the waitress screwed up the order it was fine. Not sure if I'd run back or even recommend...

JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spencer was a greater server... food was good....not too loud so we were able to chat easily

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great! Food, drinks and service was awesome! I overdressed for the scenery even though it was my birthday but I’ll definitely be a regular after yesterday!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their enpenadas

WS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very enjoyable. Went on a date night and had prompt and courteous service with a tasty meal

h
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service was good. We were there for a quick dinner as had a later engagement. Service w as timely and the food was excellent. Only issue, which isn't Zocalo's fault, was a ton of building and road construction outside the restaurant made it difficult to find nearby parking and you felt the "congestion" as it is literally outside the window of the restaurant.

AD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love their brunch! $12 mimosa and wonderful breakfast burrito or crab cake Benedict

l
Kansas City
59 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique takes on Mexican flavors. Everything seemed to be fresh and high quality and was very filling.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Unique menu. Will go again.

JW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We arrived early and waited about 15 minutes before our server arrived at work. The special menu was too rich for my wife. I thought the food was ok but not something I would order again.

VK
Kansas City
43 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful taco Tuesday lunch at zocalo. The food was fresh and interesting. We’ll be back.

MC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We were asked for a drink order 10 minutes after we were seated. Other tables seated after us had bar drinks before we gave any order. We had reservations for 2 on 1/3/2020 at 7:00 p.m.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender knew when to be present. Cocktails were balanced. Food - fresh ingredients, eclectic Mexican fusion. I don’t work here. It was really that good!

AB
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chips are really good ... house made
Guacamole, cheese dip, tacos were all very good

CE
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very disappointed, was really looking forward to a great night. From the time we walked in we thought about leaving at that point, I wish we had. The hostess didn’t want to acknowledge us, they had plenty of reservation times, however they seated us about 30 minutes late. Then I had to ask three different people if someone would take our order. Cheese dip, appetizer was runny and our entree’s were cold. Then took too long to get our check. It appeared there was no manager on duty or any older adults. The bar tender even seemed to be bothered by waiting on us prior to dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere food and service. Make a reservation

CS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was good quality. One small thing- Would enjoy chips coming with dinners rather than paying extra for them. Great experience.

L
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,service and beautiful surroundings!

LA
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Chips are made fresh so very good. Chicken tortilla soup was great. Bowl listed on menu but they have cups also, waiter came back and told us. Seafood enchiladas were good but pretty rich and heavy - luckily we shared an order. Training a new waiter and he needs to get some basic skills - pick up glass below top, don’t say menu price as 10 bucks, offer dessert closer to finishing the main course. Overall, would go back.

LT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Enjoyed the food...the chips are amazing, but most Mexican restaurants offer with salsa at no charge.

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

While we had a confirmed reservation for 5, the restaurant did not accommodate that number and made us split up. Very disappointing.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience2

Service was slow and servers were untrainef.

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria
Responded on December 3, 2019

We would like to hear more about your most recent visit to Zocalo. Please call the restaurant and ask to speak with a Manager. 816-756-5555

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MR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to zocalo with a group of girlfriends for our Friendsgiving. It was great! Laura was a our server and she did an outstanding job! We’ll be back!!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was our first time here. The food was decent enough, but I’ve had better Mexican food elsewhere. I’m not sure I’ll be in a hurry to go back.

J
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Every month, us 3 couples go out to dinner and we rotate who selects the restaurant. This was our month to select and we selected Zocalo. This was very embarrassing for us as we selected the restaurant We had reservations for 6 people...they had us set up for 8 and never removed the extra 2 place settings (even after requesting them to be removed). 2 questions about menu items were asked of the server and twice he answered with "I don't really know about that". We never rec'd 2 salads that we ordered as well as tortillas that was supposed to be served with our entrees. The entrees took longer than what would be acceptable and was acknowledged with a 25% discount. For this reason we did not advise the server we did not receive the salads...so we paid for them. Discounting the meal was a nice gesture but service recovery should include a way to get the customer back again...some sort of certificate would help ensure we return.

PC
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not your ordinary Mexican food. Really enjoyed it. Main complaint was that we had to actually order and pay extra for chips and salsa. The chips were excellent though.

J
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers, food, and drinks were fantastic. The ambient noise level in the dining section was perfect. The only downside is having 6 people in a booth.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service! Would come back and also recommend to friends!

AF
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place on the plaza to eat. By far one of my favorites.
Not your ordinary Mexican food. Has many fresh ingredients and has some flair.
Try their special barrel of Patron margarita. Best I've ever had.
Must get the Mexican man & cheese as a side (or if really wanting to indulge get the lobster mac & cheese!!).
Best part is it's on the plaza, excellent quality of food and doesn't break the bank!
Will try the patio when warmer

HL
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed the spicy house Marg at a great price!

KG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Waiter was very inattentive. Food good, service was really disappointing.

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria
Responded on October 23, 2019

We would love to hear more about your recent experience. Please give us a call at the restaurant, and ask for Natasha or Josh 816-756-5555. We are always striving to be better, and are continuously working with our team to sharpen their skills.

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MC
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

CE
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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