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“Good mexican food with a twist” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria
620 W. 48th St., Kansas City, MO
816-756-5555
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Ranked #278 of 1,242 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 48th & Jefferson
Muskogee, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Good mexican food with a twist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We dined here on Christmas night 2013; the food was good, service good and the drinks great. The food style is a combo of Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican with some ingenuity by the chef. The atmosphere is sophisticated without being stuffy and the service and quality was managed well even though the restaurant seemed at capacity. Reservations are accepted so and we were seated promptly. Overall a good experience and we will be back when in KC again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were in KC for Christmas this year and ended up dining at Zocalo twice. Both times the food and service was great, even on Christmas Day when they were extremely busy due to the fact that other restaurants were closed. Love this place--great bar and atmosphere and food. We'll be back. Highly recommend

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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130 reviews 130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Great Plaza Respite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

If you're down at KC's Country Club Plaza, Zocalo Mexican is a fun place to stop in for an enjoyable lunch, dinner or drinks & appetizers. We found the staff to be super friendly and they worked hard to please. There's a large wrap around bar as well as a private room in the back for groups. Zocalo has a classy yet casual atmosphere. Located across from the free parking garage near Capital Grille, near Ingredient Restaurant and directly across the street from Paper Source.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Went to this restaurant for my daughter's birthday because they had Lobster Taco's on the Menu. I had eaten them at another national seafood rest (and they were very good) and thought I would give this place a shot. After arriving we ordered some drinks-way over priced and very small glasses :( (good though) and an order of Jalapeno Poppers (good, but no heat). We all ordered our entrees and my daughter and I had the Lobster Taco's and we were both disappointed. These taco's were tasteless and should be removed from the Menu or the recipe revised and tested. Another in our party had Pollo Y Poblano ( a very good spicy chicken disk with candied carrots and mashed potatoes). My daughter was so disappointed she requested a replacement dish, which was the Pollo Y Poblano and she was very satisfied. Over-all this was a good restaurant, service was at a good pace and waitress was attentive enough. Value for the dollar not bad. Drinks again over-priced (small glasses). I would go back and order something different and go during happy hour.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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123 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Ate lunch at Zocalo's on a whim. The server was great. The chicken enchilada soup was outstanding with plenty of tasty chicken and a wonderful peppery kick to the soup. The fish tacos were quite tasty and come with a version of Spanish rice as well as some black beans. The sides were very good too. Definitely will consider returning for lunch or an evening meal. Looks like a great place for drinks and appetizers as well.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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