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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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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (11)
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Creative Cuisine (11)
Romantic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Cozy (7)
Spicy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Scenic View (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined a day ago

Loved the crab cakes.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was not hot when brought out to table. Felt like much of it was made in bulk batches and maybe microwaved. Only the filet was good. High amt's butter/salt with moderate flavour. Nothing special about the food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was restaurant week and the service was excellent, but my entrée of fish, grits and mixed veggies was overloaded with garlic. I brought most of it home and reheated with lemon which improved it. The portions menu had many choices of Mexican food that looked interesting - not the typical rice and beans. I liked the ambience and location on the plaza.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great service as always!! Food and drinks on time

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I really like their Sangria+Margarita, Chris is always a great waitress!! Food always on time and beautiful people there

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service and excellent food, upscale Mexican that we will be returning for soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was cold, flavorless Waiter inexperienced. Nothing about the meal made you want to come back or recommend it. It feels like they’re on the way out and no longer trying—or perhaps they never did.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was delicious - I ordered the chicken nacho's. Very filling and wonderful home-ade chips. We will definitely go back to this restaurant

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great setting. Awesome menu. Really strong margaritas!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Casual, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Love this place! Food and service is awesome! Beautiful place!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was Christmas Eve. The server did not check on us at all we had to be looking for him. Our food took forever and it ended up being average.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Have been here for Margaritas in the past however this was the first time eating here and the food and service did not disappoint. The fajitas were awesome and the salsa trio was amazing. I can say without hesitation that all three salsas are great. And the margaritas are really good as well.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our waiter, Reese, was great. Unfortunately their happy hour set up was very miscommunicated. When we were charged full price versus happy hour, the manager was very argumentative and difficult versus accommodating and understanding. Loved our time and margaritas unfortunately will not be back due to managers lack of respect for two young females.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Server was good. Food was uncharascteristically poor...cold, missing ingredients, very late. We guessed the chef didn’t show up.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our first time in and we enjoyed our experience... great food and relaxing atmosphere.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was fantastic, the service was perfect. The only problem we had was that we had a reservation for 6 p.m.when it was apparent we would be 15 min late, I called. The young man who answered said no problem, they had several that were lingering. When we got there, they had cancelled the reservation and told us we should have called. Unfortunately the man was not at the hostess area. (I should have remembered his name) When we explained, they got us right in. I would suggest on a Friday night at Christmas, go as early as you can. The parking was nearly impossible to find.
All in all, I would go back anytime. They have an appetizer queso with sausage that was great as well as everything we ordered

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Took my SO out for a birthday dinner here, and had a GREAT EXPERIENCE! Service was phenomenal, food was exquisite, and atmosphere was amazing. Would absolutely recommend (and already have).

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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