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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Shawnee

Updated: June 15, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Shawnee for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Shawnee. 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

Juan Jose’s Taqueria

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

Al Chile

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

Sombrero's Mexican Cantina

Mexican, $$, ShawneeMexican, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Dos Reales

Mexican, $, ShawneeMexican, $Shawnee
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Jose Peppers

Mexican, $$, ShawneeMexican, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

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
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Taqueria Silvas

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, East Community Team North
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Taqueria Los Altos de Jalisco

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Sarritt Point
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Taqueria Mexico II

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

Las Gordas Mexican Cuisine

Mexican, Bonner SpringsMexicanBonner Springs
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Pepillo'z Cocina

Mexican, Kansas CityMexicanKansas City
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 5301 restaurants in Shawnee, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 257 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline and more. All with some boam magic. Don’t bother looking for 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 neighborhoodwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. 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. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Juan Jose’s Taqueria, Al Chile, and Sombrero's Mexican Cantina are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Shawnee.

Sombrero's Mexican Cantina, Dos Reales, and Jose Peppers are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Shawnee.

Juan Jose’s Taqueria, Al Chile, and Sombrero's Mexican Cantina are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Shawnee.

Sombrero's Mexican Cantina, Dos Reales, and Jose Peppers are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Shawnee.

Juan Jose’s Taqueria, Al Chile, and Sombrero's Mexican Cantina are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Shawnee.

Drink pairing tips

  • ESB with your beef burrito

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

  • A next-level pairing for Pale Ale

    Experts suggest pairing a bean, cheese, rice burrito with a glass of Pale Ale, a popular beer.


Did you know?

  • A 1,653 pounds feast

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest flour taco. Weighing in at 1,653 pounds there was more than enough flour tacos to go around!

  • Who made the first burrito?

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

  • March = Mexican festival

    If it’s March and you’re in The United States, then we have a surprise for you! They host the Flying Burrito Music and Food Festival there! Head on down and enjoy the amazing burritio stands.

Parking information

Getting a good parking spot in Shawnee can be tough, and it’s worse if 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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