Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

4.4
997 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 997 people are saying
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sama
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great an at good price im definitely coming back

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JamesL
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance and style. Great service. Best margaritas we've had in KC. Food was very good. Went during restaurant week & definitely will go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Kansas City Restaurant week, they had great availability and the prix fix menu was phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Everything was excellent. When I made the reservation I noted that my friend was having hearing issues and a lot of background noise was difficult for her. If they could give us the quietest spot possible that would be great. When we arrived the host seated us an made a point tell indicate the table selection was away from speakers and noise. It was perfect. The atmosphere was great, service from everyone was exceptional and food was amazing. The tortilla soup is delicious. I’ll definitely be back soon.

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JohnV
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! - creative, gourmet take on Mexican. Every course was splendid - jalapena crab cakes appetizer, leafy green salad, memorable entrees.

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PattyC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic very personable and attentive. The food was outstanding and we also purchased to go food which was packaged most excellently to have it be as close to optimum when eaten

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and if you get a server ask for Matthew he was amazing! The food is great The atmosphere is great and the customer service is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a nice place where we could eat and watch the Cowboy game. We were actually wanting Mexican food too. The chips were delicious, along with all the food we ordered. We had fajitas after our Queso. It was PERFECT!!! Will be back if I’m ever in Kansas City.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks.

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BarryM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classy place. The three-cheese dip is fantastic. Looking forward to going back. (a side note to my comment about the noise level... we were there very early in a Happy Hour and the place wasn't as busy as it is during normal hours).

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vipConnieF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch great food.

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JohnC
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent. Food was good. Evening was great

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TanyaS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never dined on Christmas, so we wanted to make our experience one we wouldn’t forget. We love Mexican food and we’re impressed with the taste, flavor, & display of our meals! It was a quiet atmosphere and our server was so down to earth & friendly and at the same time allowed us to eat and enjoy each other’s company without coming to our table constantly. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service.

JD
vipJDog
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Zocalo and we will be back. Thankful they were open Christmas Day evening for a quieter dinner after family events.

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peterc
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becka...our server was a great addition to an excellent;;ent meal and evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant. Excellent food. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we had. It all started with the chips. Great place.

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vipchristinan
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time to Zocalo. Seemed understaffed when we arrived and waited quite awhile before a server came. Server was very good when she came, but stated she was taking our table since our server hadn't arrived . Food was excellent though and will plan on going back. May have just been a lot of new people training as everyone is short staffed now.

JS
JanelleS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Cute place but the service was terribly slow. Food was very slow to come out which affected the overall quality.

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HungryDan
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your Fathers Mexican restaurant... even better. Different twist on traditional dishes. Upscale feel with out the prices. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Taking my niece out to dinner before going to see the. Nutcracker. Our server was very good. Attentive, once we told him we were on a time schedule he made sure we got our food quickly without rushing us.
The only downside of our experience was they sat us at a high top even though we had made a reservation ahead of time. When asked if we could sit at a booth that was empty, they said they reserve those for bigger parties (we were a party of 3) meanwhile there was a party of two sitting at a booth right next to us.

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imagnpc2
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Sydney was a fantastic server. The food and drink though was not as good as it has been at previous visits. We paid way too much for the poor quality of what we received. The salsas had poor flavor, the chips were overly salty, the margaritas were weak, and the entrees were just ok. We have had all of these items in the past multiple times and loved them. This visit was very disappointing.

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MichaelH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat outside by the fire pit and enjoyed the evening and dinner.

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ChristyS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our Anniversary and the experience was great! Best tacos I’ve ever had, and delicious options for drinks.

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PaulF
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We sat on time and the waitress for our table was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went before the plaza lighting on Thanksgiving and we had an awesome waiter and great service!

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Fantastic
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place literally has the best margaritas that I've ever had in my life, and they never disappoint (get the seasonal infusion when it's available)! Food is amazing, and prices are reasonable. This is all not to mention the top-notch service.

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vipDavidG
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good...great atmosphere but the service made our experience wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner for 4, Mercedes was our server and she was fun and informative, really set the tone.
Try the Terrorized Carrots if you like candied yams.
Lots of tequila choices.
No little kids so that was great.

BP
BaleighP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Highly recommend the salsa trio and chicken divorciadas.

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ZeusA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was great, server was polite, but wait time was unacceptable - we came during lunch when it was fairly empty but waited almost an hour for our food.

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AdamE
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The food was good but it was 48 minutes from the time we were sat to when our first drink came. One appetizer came 15 minutes after our food arrived and the second appetizer finally arrived as we were asking for boxes.
Great facility but poor execution by the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Bartenders were great also. Waiter was just ok. But overall a beautiful space. I’ll be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was pleasant and fun. The food was very tasty and I loved the guac.

RL
vipRachelL
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Seemed a little chaotic. Maybe short staffed. Our bartender admitted that he was sick so it was understandable why things were moving at a slower pace. Poor guy. But the food was great.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We adored our server. I don’t remember her name unfortunately but she was working outside on Sunday. She had dark hair and her septum was pierced. She was so lovely! I had the heuvos rancheros y carne. They were good, whatever the verde sauce was, that was very tasty. I do wish I could have picked how I like my eggs cooked as I hate sunny side up. Overall I would come back again, but try something else!

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Brody
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to lunch and it wasn't very crowded but the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. They have a nice outdoor seating and it's covered. I definitely plan to go back

JG
JuanG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really bad service it was our first time it was my son bday i didn't even bother to tell the waitress she only came 2 times to our table to bring drinks take order and bring the food we were sitting there for 20 minutes until a waitress came then 30 minutes no drinks refills and it was not busy for us to say the was the excuse !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We waited over 5 minutes at the host stand. We had a reservation for 7pm. No one showed up to seat us. We walked over to the bar area as there was no one sitting in the restaurant part. The bar staff saw is standing there but didn’t come over. They sat us (2 people) at a 6 top (kind of weird). Food was good. Our waitress disappeared for about 20 minutes right when we were ready to leave- had to flag down someone else to get the bill. She finally showed up when we walked out. Overall, wouldn’t go there again due to bad service. Guessing this place will close soon as it was pretty empty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Server didn’t remove any plates from table-even after apps we had 3 people and table was full of plates

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 4.4 stars by 997 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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