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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Merriam

Updated: June 15, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Merriam for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Merriam. 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

Anita's Cuisine

Mexican, $, MerriamMexican, $Merriam
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Los Alamos Market y Cocina

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Westside North
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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El Patron Cocina & Bar

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

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Taqueria Silvas

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $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 Los Altos de Jalisco

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Sarritt Point
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 4 top spots in Kansas City's Sarritt Point neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Taqueria Mexico II

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

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Ixtapa Fine Mexican Cuisine

Mexican, $$, Kansas CityMexican, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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The Corner Lalo’s Kitchen

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $Mission
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Lilly's Cantina

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

Pepillo'z Cocina

Mexican, Kansas CityMexicanKansas City
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Juan Jose’s Taqueria

Mexican, $$, ShawneeMexican, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Pepe's Carnitas

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Argentine
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Micheladas Culiacan

Mexican, Kansas CityMexicanKansas City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 5.0

Wrap It Up Tex Mex Grill

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Central Business District - Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Str-Eatz

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

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 257 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline, 5301 Merriam restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - Explore the 3 top spots in Kansas City's Platte Ridge neighborhood, Hoodline - Your guide to the 3 top spots in Kansas City's Sheffield neighborhood and Hoodline - Explore the 4 top spots in Kansas City's Sarritt Point neighborhood. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

Taco Bell is a vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant in Merriam.

El Pulgarcito Salvadorean Restaurant and Taco Bell are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that is good for groups in Merriam.

Anita's Cuisine, El Pulgarcito Salvadorean Restaurant, and Taco Bell are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Merriam.

Anita's Cuisine, El Pulgarcito Salvadorean Restaurant, and Taco Bell are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Merriam.

There are 3 Mexican restaurants in Merriam.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take fish burrito to the next level

    When ordering fish burrito, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Pale Ale, a popular beer.

  • Pair ESB with beef burrito

    A beer, like ESB, is a good partner drink to with beef burrito because balances fatty flavours.

  • Pale Ale and bean, cheese, rice burrito


    When considering how to best enjoy your bean, cheese, rice burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of Pale Ale complements the dish as it cuts through richness.


Did you know?

  • Expensive taste

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • All in a day’s work

    If you think you could break the record set by Joey Chestnut for most fish taco eaten in 5, then you’re gonna have to do better than 23 tacos.

  • An iconic duo: tea & steak

    If you’re gonna be eating steak, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice tea.

Parking info

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. 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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