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About Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

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.

620 W. 48th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm.
Weekend Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm.

Cross Street:
48th & Jefferson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 756-5555

Website:
http://www.zocalokc.com/

Entertainment:
Join us every Tuesday for Tuesday's at the Tequilaria, all day drink and food specials! Thursday, Friday and Saturday late night DJ's.

Catering:
Give us a call to see what we can do for your catering needs.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Anders

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Join us every Tuesday for Tuesday's at the Tequilaria, all day drink and food specials! Thursday, Friday and Saturday late night DJ's!

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Private Dining

Come and indulge in an affordable, unique and unforgettable experience at Zocalo on Kansas City's Historic Country Club Plaza. Our semi-private dining room provides the perfect atmosphere for any large group form bachelorette parties to corporate dinners.

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (11)
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Hot Spot (7)
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Romantic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Spicy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Scenic View (4)
Special Occasion (4)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Here’s the most notable problems: service was slow and inattentive (we were 1 of 2 tables with people), the food was awful (we took two bites out of $9 guacamole and added our own salt), our food came out at different times with some items coming out with 20+ minutes between plates, and the music was off-putting by playing Kesha and LMFAO - which should be played in dance clubs, not restaurants.

With so many options in the Plaza, I’ll NEVER be back.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Was on the plaza with some friends and came to Zocalo.
Food was delicious. Crab cakes jumped off the plate and tasted incredible!
Had the carne asada tacos, Chilean Sea Bass (oh my gosh!) and Lobster Mac!!!
All were fantastic!
Must try!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Spicy, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the red chile scallops! The music on the bar side got very loud & clubish though after 9pm which made it hard to hear on the table side but I'd still go back.

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, great food, great friends, great evening. Highly recommend!

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a late dinner on thanksgiving and they were very accommodating on such a busy night. Food was very good

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Seasonal
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food and generous portions! The staff are wonderful! They're personable, very knowledgeable and attentive. I recommend the tequila flights.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

While I enjoyed the food, our service was less than desirable. I acknowledge we waved our server away on a couple of occasions prior to ordering, once we ordered and received our food, we never saw her again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Realy enjoyed the Southern Tacos. Great Margaritas! Great place for the Plaza.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had the pleasure of eating here for brunch. We started with the pork belly nachos. Oh my god!! Why have I never had these before!!! One word INCREDIBLE (and absolutely beautiful too!)!!!
Had the chorizo biscuits & gravy. Biscuits were amazing, gravy super rich & creamy. Delicious!
Bloody Mary is super good with a nice kick to it.
Service was impeccable and couldn't be beat.
You must try this.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fun, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a late Friday night dinner, and everything was fantastic. One of our party thought the lobster Mac was bland and dry, but everyone else enjoyed their food. The Mole enchilada might be KC's best kept secret.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had the chance to check out this gem this past week!
Place was amazing and it was hopping!
The el jefe margarita was to die for! They bought their own barrel of tequila!!??!! Had the steak. Coffee crusted with butter - gave it a nice rich flavor. Service was on POINT. Will definitely be back. Great ambiance. All around great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service and food. I had the El Jefe margarita and my wife had the Jalapeno Cooler. Both were delicious. The fish tacos and empanadas were fantastic.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great experience, as usual. If it’s nice out, sit on the back patio.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We sat outside next to the fire. It was a very nice evening with good food and some cocktails

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service by George!!!! Love the margaritas!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was excellent.
Ventures out and tried the jalapeño cooler.
Date tried the verano roja. Both excellent!!
George was our server who was a pleasure.
Food was awesome! Get the enchilada sampler!!! Love it!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is just ok. Tacos seem to be the best item on menu. Salsa trio is good. Guacamole is good. Drinks seemed to take forever. Server seemed to disappear until we asked for him. Had to ask to have table cleared at end of meal. Not busy at all. Seemed understaffed.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was awful and food cool when served. I would not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

3rd Zocalo experience and unfortunately service wasn't great like the other times. Not bad enough that I wouldn't return...just expected it to be better.
Hubby and I were able to make a last min reservation on a Saturday. Hostess was nice. Drinks and an app came out in a normal amount of time, but then the waitress disappeared for ?? how long.
Main dishes arrived 30 min or so after we finished the app. We eat out to relax, not rush, but after awhile felt kind of forgotten. Plus, we didn't get any updates or apologies about the time. I'm really not a major complainer, never a free food seeker, but I like when people acknowledge what's up.
Atmosphere-upbeat and modern decor, not tacky or weird.
Mixed drinks-Delicious. Several options and tons of different tequila tastings if that's your thing. Food quality is high overall. Fundido was on fire and yummy/crusty the last 2 times we ate there...but this time no fire, no crusty cheese. Kind of sad, but not nail in the coffin sad. Still tasty. Have also tried enchiladas, shrimp salad and red chili shrimp over the few visits and all were great. Seafood tacos were kind of dry last time and could've used some citrus, but fish quality was good. We took our 10 and 6 year-olds there (notably more like foodie kids not ones that would rather eat mac n cheese, so cant say it's a kid place for everyone...depends on the kids).

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Been there twice now and enjoyed it both times! Great place and great food!

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We were meeting a friend we hadn't seen in years during happy hour. Food was interesting and delicious. Service was perfect: attentive during ordering and eating process but not ignored as we stayed and visited for awhile.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our server states that It was his first day and he was awesome!! This is our 3rd visit and we wish we lived closer, great food!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was flavorless. The coleslaw with my dish was supposed to have habanero peppers but it did not. The chef needs to use salt more. The margaritas were dilute.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Horrible experience. Service was unbelievably slow. Did not have even a hello for 10 minutes. Went looking for a host, none to be found. Finally a server arrived. Ordered our appetizers and entrees at the same time with explicit instructions to bring out the appetizers first. Stated this twice and of course never received one of them. One appetizer delivered, no check in by server. Food delivered by staff, no check in by server. We were already done with our meals by the time he checked in. Told him we never received our queso - he told us he would "take it off our bill". - wasn't planning on paying for something we never received.

We have dinner here once a month. They are usually quite slow but we overlook it because we like the food. But this was an extremely disappointing experience. Not sure we will return.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Service was lacking. Nice waiter but food came out at different times as did drinks. Drinks were slow to get to table. Food wasn't bad and Price was good. Wasn't wowed. Location was nice.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday brunch, service was excellent and friendly. Decor is really nice, indoor and outdoor seating. Food was amazing-we will go back for dinner and happy hour soon!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Fun with friends!

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The fundido was delicious and the Chile Relleno was excellent.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service was great! Love, love the Empanadas!! Would absolutely recommend to all!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great service. Cocktails were well prepared and the food was fresh, well presented and very good. Not your ordinary Mexican.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Host was super friendly! Always love the food

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great happy hour. Very good food. One of our "go to" places

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Refreshing, creative. So not a typical mexican restaurant. Absolutely delicious!! Will come again as this now our fave on the plaza!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The wait staff was very short-staffed. We had numerous waits before we were seated and while we were at the table.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food is always amazing. The service this time was subpar, BUT the guy was brand new. So....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 9, 2017

So call had fabulous food, a great staff, and they made the birthday celebration a great event.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Good salsas, but the fish was terribly overcooked. On the up side, we were not charged for one of the dishes.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was excellent with non traditional menu items but nothing so weird you were afraid to order it. Great drink menu as well. Comfortable patio seating. Would definitely go again.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The spicy margaritas are amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

A great place to snack on guac and margaritas!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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