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Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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620 W 48th St, Kansas City, MO 64112-2001 (48th & Jefferson)
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zocalo is an upscale Mexican place in an upscale neighborhood. The food in US Mexican restaurants is generally a massive disappointment ... who knows what TexMex is, but it is not very original or exciting as a cuisine. Zocalo breaks out of that mold... several of their dishes are quite excellent as US-based echoes of real Mexican cuisine. In particular,... More 

Thank Town P
Kearney, Nebraska
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here with some friends and had a great time, the food didn't blow me away but it was good and moderately priced. We would go again.

Thank JohnandJenna
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu presents as Tex.Mex with a twist. It's fair to say that was accurate. The primary issues were the really weak Margaritas (so weak I thought they might have forgotten the tequila), the very odd chili- a bean puree with ONE detectable piece of meat in the entire bowl- and that every dish on our table was very heavy... More 

Thank Steven H
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I called in to this restaurant to kill some time after my meetings in KC today. Situated in the Plaza area, brightly lit for the Christmas season, I could not have stumbled on a nicer gem. Happy hour meant food and drink was discounted, and from the prices I paid I am not sure how they make money. Notwithstanding, the... More 

Thank Galen B
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great stop for us. We came in on a Sunday brunch and had some great food. The club was put together freshly with all ingredients cut from the original plant. The chicken was grilled to perfection. The price was cheap and it was a really great lunch. Really enjoyed it and will be coming back for mamosas

Thank Alex E
Beatrice, Nebraska
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to find a full menu and friendly staff at midnight! Fantastic food and drinks, great anytime day or night. Also super ambiance with fire pits and music.

Thank Brent1313
Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The food was good and the salsa delicious. The margaritas were very good. I was a bit disappointed that I was at a mexican restaurant and had to pay for chips and salsa but it was worth the $5.00

Thank Michelle D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

It really doesn't hurt when you sit outside on a 70 degree day. The fire pit on the back porch is festive. The food could make the angels weep. Our appetizer was beautifully presented and fantastic! I had the empanades were the right mix of heat and they were stuffed. But, the crowning glory was the mac and cheese. Crazy... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Springfield, MA
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel. A lovely walk and an even lovelier experience to sit down in an outdoor area and enjoy a view of the street combined with the excellent atmosphere of the restaurant. The fish tacos were delicious the food and service was outstanding in every way. Even the finale with a delicious sorbet.... More 

Thank Tuppstuff
San Francisco bay area, California
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

try the lobster quesadilla! fabulous. we ordered a margarita pitcher..very tasty and not overly alcoholic....

Thank anniecat1242

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 W 48th St, Kansas City, MO 64112-2001
    (48th & Jefferson)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-756-5555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?