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“Mexicali was Mediocre” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Mezcal Tequila Cantina
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Ranked #22 of 566 Restaurants in Worcester
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rte 9
Description: Mezcal pioneered the flavors of the Southwest to Worcester. Blending traditional Mexican plates with the colors and flavors of the increasingly popular Southwestern U.S. cuisine, Mezcal has been a hit since day one. Add in made to order guacamole, an unrivaled tequila list and outdoor seating to make the decision that much easier. Mezcal’s exceptional service, warm hospitality and amazing value make it a choice worth considering again and again. Mezcal Tequila Cantina is part of Niche Hospitality Group.
North Carolina
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Mexicali was Mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

The food was fabulous, but the drinks were awful, as was the service - very slow. Restaurant was clean enough, but nothing had that "sparkle" to be called outstanding. Parking was bad too, and the restaurant was overcrowded, but not sure why. Like I said, the food was wonderful, especially the guac options, and while it wasn't made fresh in front of us, that was easily overlooked for its originality. The drinks were not good, way too much sour mix and the quantity was lacking.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Massachusetts
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good casual food w great guacamole”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food is very good for american standards. It is not for a mexican cuisine purist, but it beats most of the competitors in the area. The traditional guacamole is fantastic, and the spicy rice balls appetizer is excellent. The entrees, burrito and quesadilla were OK but not great. So, I would certainly recommend it to go for happy hour, guaca and beers. For dinner? may be, may be not.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lucas62
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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“mezcal is that good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Always a fun time at this bar/restaurant that features premium tequila and fresh ingredients in well prepared meals/apps that never disappoint. A bit on the loud side but not a problem for the younger crowd that frequents the place from 5-10 pm nitely. A new happy hour app menu is available with cheap eats every afternoon. Reservations are always welcome but say hi to the always professional maitre'd Andrew and he'll fit you in somehow. Never a disappointment when you visit any of the Niche Hospitality Group locations.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank surfer6
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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334 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Very good food, reasonably priced, extrem friendly staff. Will go again for sure!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here. My wife heard lots of good stuff of this place so we gave it a shot. The interior is pretty cozy, not too large. As starter we ordered three small guacamole variants, which was extraordinary. Fresh, delicious really good. One with feta and olive and dried tomatoes which was perfect. As entre we had chicken quesadilla and steak fajitas, with rice. The taste was really great allthough I missed a little salat for the fajitas. Anyway food was good, mexican beer for 4$ was good, the staff was very attentive, knowledgable and friendly. Wil go there definitely another time.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KKBuddy
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stamford, ct
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127 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice homey atmosphere and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We enjoyed lunch recently at Mexcal Tequila. The guacamole was an excellent starter. We also had fish tacos, a burito, chimichanga, duck quesadillas and a salad. All good. This place is worth a visit next.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank garlicshrimp
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