Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

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944 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 944 people are saying
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3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FranchelleB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Zocalo and it was a great Father's Day brunch. I'm looking forward to going back and trying some other foods.

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vipLaurieM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was good and customer service was great. We enjoyed it!

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Delow
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Made Reservations at 9. Didn’t get food until like 10pm and they ran out of queso FOOD WAS STILL GOOD !

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Yolanda
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slow to greet us at the table once we were sat so service a bit slow-seemed a bit understaffed like many restaurants are lately. Once Spencer got to us he was great!! Food was awesome! I had the seafood enchiladas after reading reviews online & it did not disappoint. They were FANTASTIC! Not your typical Mexican entree - much, much better! My husband had the Taco Trio & said it was excellent & my son had the pork carnitas tacos. All was great! We will definitely be returning!

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vipEric
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Sunday evening. Front Pation. Our waiter was soft-spoken but communicated clearly, and was attentive to us. Only minus was the bar patrons were loud and crass.

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Love4buca
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Made a drink that I requested that wasn’t on the drink menu

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vipLandscaping2Table
St. Louis
40 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love their innovative cuisine. We would have given it an outstanding rating except they are clearly stretched for staff like so many are and could not get tables cleared and dishes cleaned to keep up. Food and server was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not impressed at all. Service was poor, food was ok

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SANDRAB
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice to get out. They were a bit slow in their service and it seemed a but sparse in their servings but the quality was good.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Hospitable towards switching tables and trying different drinks without buying bottomless.

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Mark
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service by Amanda. Great food. Wonderful signature Margarita.

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Kait
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 15 mins past our reservation time to be seated only to then be told by our server that the kitchen was so backed up we were unable to put in a food order.... at all. We asked if we could have an appetizer and we were told they could only do chips and salsa at the time and that the kitchen could not accept any more orders of any kind. Needless to say we left- considering we made a reservation to eat DINNER...

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LupitaG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

That was the worst food I have ever had. It’s a shame. Food was overcooked. Best thing they served was the glass of water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. 20+ minutes to get drinks. Server rarely checked on us and could’ve cared less that drinks were taking so long. He had a terrible attitude. Food was bland. Bathrooms were filthy.

JJ
JaredJ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Queso dip was ok. Wife and I both got an order of fajitas which were TERRIBLE. Meat was super dry and chewy, as were the tortillas. Service was awful. Took forever to be helped, and never got drinks refilled.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Reservation at 8pm. My friend arrived at 8:05, I arrived around 8:15. It took about a half hour to order drinks, and another half hour to order appetizers. By the time our server came back again, we wanted to order entrees and were informed that the kitchen had already closed but we could go to Granfalloon to get food (???). Zócalo has been my local watering hole for years now, but the service has tanked. If your kitchen closes at 9, please tell your patrons. Our server was nice enough to give me my last drink on the house, but this doesn’t make up for how hangry we were.

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James
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Received wrong marg hut tasted good anyway staff was seated behind us and were swearing loudly i wouldnt havw minded if i wasnt with my mom.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

JB
JuliaB
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was apathetic. Food was mediocre at best.

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ericaw
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Seating was not where requested..Waiter was a little slow and took his time coming to our table. Didn’t offer drink menu so therefore, wasn’t aware of them even serving beer. Good food though

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Dalia
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Super delicious food and drinks! The ambiance was great for a fun brunch with friends. Our server seemed a little frazzled and overwhelmed. There was some problems with our order and drinks but the manager and other servers stepped in to help.

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ElizabethC
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was great. The restaurant needs some deep cleaning.

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HSwan
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but service was slow and spotty. Had to ask repeatedly for appetizer plates, flatware, etc. Margarita's were delicious. We would come again, just not on the weekend.

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AnnetteF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Service a big problem, hosted did not tell staff of our table, waiter was nice enough but overwhelm, drinks and food took a long time to receive. Had to get our meal to go. Sat down @ 6:30, left with food to go @8pm. Service poor, but our doors was delicious after we got home.

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SpencerH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Our server was terrible, never introduced herself, very slow with service. Waited 20 min for refill on water and mimosas. Paid for bottomless mimosas was there for over two hours and only served two drinks which were mostly orange juice. When I complained to the manager his response was “it has been difficult to find quality staff”. Very unfortunate this happened.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Spencer, was wonderful and was attentive but gave us space. Didn’t feel pressured to order or leave. Food is always amazing! Portions are huge! I feel like the drinks could have been a bit stronger but still tasted great :) we love coming to Zocalo.

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JakeF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It is over all food wise was decent. Really loud. Service was very slow.

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HeatherG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I chose to try Zocalo because they provided a wide variety of gluten free options. I tried the salsa trio and I loved the freshly made tortilla chips. I had the seafood enchiladas as an entrée and they were delicious. I will definitely be back. I

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was great! Drinks were delicious! The whole place is a vibe!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

We love Mexican food, so were excited to try a new place. We went on a Monday, at 6:30. The place was almost empty except for a few people in the bar, but it took several minutes for a hostess to appear. The music was loud and obnoxious, the floors weren’t very clean, and the back door was propped open so it was freezing. From our table we got a great view of the kitchen staff taking smoke breaks. We ordered chicken nachos to start-very little chicken or cheese, but tons of salt, which made them pretty inedible. We both had enchiladas for our entree-mine all chicken, the husband got the combo. It tasted like the chicken was blended with cream cheese-it was bland and gummy tasting. Hubs didn’t like his either, I think we both ate about half. We won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was disappointing. We sat at our table for 20 minutes without being greeted.

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JessicaH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The bottomless mimosas were fabulous and the food at brunch was so delicious!

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Greatplace
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Watched a customer slip and fall and our server stand there and do nothing. I asked customer if she was ok and said she must have slipped on the water on the ground. Server snapped, there’s no water on the ground! I pointed it out to her and there it stayed the rest of the evening. Never asked guest if she was ok, never cleaned up the water, never apologized for snapping a wrong remark.

Had to ask for water refills On empty glasses and were served the wrong drink, after having to request a drink at all.

Very unimpressive margaritas for such a lovely location and price point. Ambience was nice. Food was forgettable.

Won’t be back.

VB
ValerieB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Aside from the restaurant reporting my absence at my reservation, the server and food were fantastic.
I’ve always enjoyed the happy hour, but brunch is becoming a favorite.

NJ
NJHutchison
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time at happy hour. Exactly the girls night we needed. Food was great, drinks were great and price was even better!!!!
Will be a regular from now on!

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Sally2
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow a

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RisaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has amazing drinks and delicious food! The happy hour specials are so good too. Love it!!

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hannahc
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great date place!

DK
DebraK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Best Mexican in town. Would highly rexommend.

FAQs

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 756-5555.

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria is rated 4 stars by 944 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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