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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Kansas City

Updated: July 5, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Kansas City? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in Kansas City. Don your sombrero, order a margarita, and enjoy chile relleno and other Mexican classics at one of the spots below.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Los Alamos Market y Cocina

Mexican, $, Westside NorthMexican, $Kansas City, Westside North
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    5 top options for budget-friendly Mexican fare in Kansas City

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 5 most popular spots in Kansas City's Westside North neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

El Patron Cocina & Bar

Mexican, $$, Westside SouthMexican, $$Kansas City, Westside South
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Kansas City's best Mexican restaurants

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 most popular spots in Kansas City's Westside South neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Taqueria Silvas

Mexican, $, East Community Team NorthMexican, $Kansas City, East Community Team North
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 3 top spots in Kansas City's East Community Team North neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Taqueria Mexico II

Mexican, $$, SheffieldMexican, $$Kansas City, Sheffield
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Kansas City's best Mexican restaurants

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 3 top spots in Kansas City's Sheffield neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Ixtapa Fine Mexican Cuisine

Mexican, $$, Kansas CityMexican, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Kansas City's best Mexican restaurants

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Lilly's Cantina

Mexican, $, ValentineMexican, $Kansas City, Valentine
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Pepillo'z Cocina

Mexican, Kansas CityMexicanKansas City
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Str-Eatz

Mexican, $, Willow CreekMexican, $Kansas City, Willow Creek
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Antojos El Korita

Mexican, Cunningham RidgeMexicanKansas City, Cunningham Ridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

El Pulgarcito Express

Mexican, $, Central Business District - DowntownMexican, $Kansas City, Central Business District - Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 5301 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 257 lists and articles from Hoodline and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Hoodline - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Kansas City's best Mexican restaurants, Hoodline - 5 top options for budget-friendly Mexican fare in Kansas City and Hoodline - Explore the 3 top spots in Kansas City's Platte Ridge neighborhood. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

FAQ

Jarocho South and Zócalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria are the highest-rated upscale Mexican restaurants for cuisine in Kansas City.

Mission Taco Joint - South Plaza, TACO REPUBLIC, and Chipotle Mexican Grill are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Mexican restaurants in Kansas City.

Los Alamos Market y Cocina, Taqueria Silvas, and Taqueria Los Altos de Jalisco are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Kansas City.

Wrap It Up Tex Mex Grill, Dos De Oros Taqueria, and Chelly's Cafe are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Kansas City.

There are 160 Mexican restaurants in Kansas City.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for beef burrito

    Experts recommend pairing a beef burrito with a glass of ESB, a popular beer.

  • 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.


  • Grenache and pork carnitas


    Try coupling pork carnitas with a red wine like pork carnitas to balance its bold flavours.

Did you know?

  • The first ever fish taco

    fish taco has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Mexico. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • The United States's National Tacos Day

    October is when people in The United States celebrate taco - it is National Tacos Day!

  • Celebrating Mexican

    Did you know that every year in August foodies in Tulsa, The United States celebrate their passion for Mexican? The The United States Steak Cook-Off Festivalis held annually.


Parking information

Parking in Kansas City can be notoriously tough. 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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