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Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

4.4
653 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican
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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.
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Phone number
(816) 756-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Santiago
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Catering
Give us a call to see what we can do for your catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
48th & Jefferson
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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.
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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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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

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.

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What 653 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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4.1
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined a day ago

Server was new and assigned a large group with very little assistance. She was overwhelmed and messed up a few orders, little table presence. No manager came by to check in. Great food but underwhelmed by the service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome Environment

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great brunch menu. Try the Bloody Maria.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food and quick service

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I’d rate service and food a ten! Loved our big booth in the back! We loved the entire experience! Best Mexican food in town!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to Zócalo for a pre-Valentine’s Day weekend date. The weather was iffy but there was still an almost full dining area. Our waiter was spectacular. There was a small issue with the appetizer. He informed us and offered us several options. We opted to have the app with our entrees and when the check came it had been taken off. The food and drinks choices have some interesting ingredients and everything we ordered had a great blend of familiar and unexpected flavors. A very enjoyable dinner

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was good but tasted like it had been sitting in the kitchen. It came out only warm. Service was poor. Never got a refill for ice tea or water even after asking. We were seated but had to ask for a server.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is creative & delicious! It looks beautiful but tastes even better. The queso is amazing - so thick & rich. And the prices great, especially for The Plaza.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

There was no record of our reservation, even though I got a confirmation, but they found us a table quickly.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the crab cakes.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I thought we'd give this place a try for date night. This was our first visit and we sat at the bar. The service started out good then decreased throughout our 1.5 hour stay. we had to ask 2 and 3 times for the same drink. We ordered dessert, waited about 20 minutes for it, finally gave up and asked for the check then it finally came out. The bread pudding was good. The fish I ordered was over cooked. My husband had the taco sampler which was pretty good. The food was just okay, poor service. There are much better restaurants in KC.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The dining experience was a positive one. We went for restaurant week and the only down side was they were out of tamales.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Dining at Zocalo was a delightful experience for my husband, our niece, and me!

I found the restaurant listed on the Restaurant Week website. We were impressed with the setting, food, and service. We look forward to returning to dine here again soon.

Thank you!

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great experience!

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2.0Dined on January 12, 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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3.0Dined on January 12, 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.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Great service as always!! Food and drinks on time

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5.0Dined on January 6, 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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Great setting. Awesome menu. Really strong margaritas!!

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2.0Dined on December 25, 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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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 23, 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.

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1.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on December 21, 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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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 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

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5.0Dined on December 12, 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).

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 3, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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