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The 9 Best Mexican Restaurants In Independence

Updated: June 30, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Independence for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Independence. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Independence, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

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Los Compas

Mexican, $, Blue VillageMexican, $Independence, Blue Village
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Dixon's Famous Chili

American, $, PitcherAmerican, $Independence, Pitcher
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Hacienda Vieja Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, SycamoreMexican, $$Independence, Sycamore
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Queen Taco

Mexican, $, Three TrailsMexican, $Independence, Three Trails
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina

Mexican, $$, 39th EastMexican, $$Independence, 39th East
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
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Que Tal Pollo

Mexican, $, HanthornMexican, $Independence, Hanthorn
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

El Maguey

Mexican, $, LuffMexican, $Independence, Luff
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

El Pico Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $$, Heart of IndependenceMexican, $$Independence, Heart of Independence
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

California Taco Shop

Mexican, $, Highland ManorMexican, $Independence, Highland Manor
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 5301 restaurants in Independence, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 257 lists and articles from experts at Three Best Rated and more. All with some boam magic. For example, we considered Three Best Rated - 3 Best Mexican Restaurants in Independence, MO as we sourced this ultimate list. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Cali KC, The Lunch Box, and Fuego's BBQ Mexican Cocina are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Independence.

There are 32 Mexican restaurants in Independence.

Machetes is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for dessert in Independence.

Cali KC, The Lunch Box, and Fuego's BBQ Mexican Cocina are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Independence.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Independence are Machetes, Ranchero's Mexican Food, and Dixon's Famous Chili.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale

    For an elevated experience, pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cuts through richness.


  • ESB with your beef burrito

    When considering how to best enjoy your beef burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of ESB complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.


  • Pair Grenache with pork carnitas

    A red wine and some nice, tasty pork carnitas - specifically a Grenache - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the bold in your food, trust us!

Factoids

  • The origin of burrito

    The burrito was only thought up in 1900s! We wonder what people ever did without some good burrito in their lives...

  • A delicious pairing

    Often considered one of the most go-to drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a common choice across the country, often prepped with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

  • Think you can handle some fish taco?

    Joey Chestnut set a new world record by eating the most fish taco at a time. The record, which hasn’t been beaten since, is 23 tacos.

Parking in the area

Parking can be tough around Independence To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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