804 Iowa, Lawrence, 66044
- Wheelchair accessibility: 1
- Sundays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Mondays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Fridays: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The kitchen is always open during business hours.
- Tuesday: $1 margaritas
- Phone: 785-331-2710
- Web site: http://www2.ljworld.com/marketplace/lawrence/businesses/el-mezcal-6370/
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Price range $4 - $15
- Delivery: No
- Buffet: No
- Local establishment: Yes
- Outdoor seating: No
- Party room: Yes
- Reservations accepted: Yes
- Call-aheads accepted: Yes
- Kids menu: Yes
- Occasional live music: Yes
- Number of vegetarian dishes: 6
- Payment options: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Only local checks
El Mezcal burst onto the Mexican restaurant circuit in Lawrence in 1999 and was an instant town favorite. An extensive menu is loaded with both traditional favorites and Mezcal specialties, all reasonably priced. Selections are not greasy or otherwise hard on the stomach -- just good. Be sure to try their white cheese sauce to compliment your free chips and salsa.
Their <a href="http://www.lawrence.com/places/el_mezcal_southside/">Southside location</a> has a shaded patio perfect for sippin' Margaritas. For more reclusive Mexican lovers, the Midtown location offers basement seating. Also locations in Topeka (2), Ottawa and Osage City.