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“Average service but delicious food”

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria
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Ranked #111 of 1,531 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 48th & Jefferson
Reviewed September 15, 2018

No free chips and salsa (big disappointment!) but the pork carnitas and empanadas were quite delicious! Very fresh and flavorful. I'd return for more next time I visit the Plaza. Service was average but certainly not poor.

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Thank jamimba
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

The place was completely dead over the lunch hour which should have tipped us off to go elsewhere. The food was all ok (all three in our party ordered different types of tacos), but the facility felt dirty/grimy and the service was not impressive. There was visible grease and food particles on the dark wood walls leading into the dining area from the entry, and the tables and booth seats were both sticky. The restrooms were in need a deep clean and the staff were all gathered chatting around the bar area, essentially ignoring the needs of the 4 tables that were seated. Overall, I would not visit again or recommend.

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Thank Jon W
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Stopped by to grab lunch while driving through Kansas City. Very upscale Mexican restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Sat at the bar and was disappointed to learn that salsa and chips are not complimentary. We ordered the salsa trio which included a traditional, raw tomatillo and martajada salsas along with the pork belly nachos to share. The salsas were all good with the raw tomatillo being our favorite. The nachos were good but were drenched in queso, making the chips rather messy to eat and the egg was overcooked, so it lost most of its flavor.

Probably won't return on our next visit to Kansas City since there are so many fantastic restaurants with amazing food in the same area of town.

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Thank Sunshine7643
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a Friday during happy hour. We were told to choose our own seats. There were a few tables available, but they were all dirty. It was a few minutes before the waitress cleaned the table. We were happy with the happy hour drink and food choices. Our waitress brought our drinks and then it took several minutes before she returned. She walked by our table several times and hung out at the bar with the other waitstaff before finally taking our food order. Our food was brought out quickly, but then our waitress never returned. We had to ask another waitress if we could get our bill so we could leave. The food was pretty good, but the service needs improvement! There are so many other restaurants in the Plaza area that I won’t be returning to Zocalo.

Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

LOVE! LOVE! Love this place? Get the pitcher of $1000000 margaritas! They are stupid good. The lobster quesadillas are so good

Thank Tammy V
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