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The 9 Best Taco Places In Kansas City

Updated: June 28, 2022

When last did you have a carne asada taco? If you can’t answer it’s time to visit these taco spots in Kansas City. We created this list of best taco spots by analyzing top restaurant review sites, expert rankings, and food blogs. Visit these food trucks and taco windows for the best fish tacos in Kansas City. Don’t forget extra guac!

Find the perfect Tacos spot

Taqueria Los Altos de Jalisco

Mexican, $, Sarritt PointMexican, $Kansas City, Sarritt Point
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Wrap It Up Tex Mex Grill

Mexican, $, Central Business District - DowntownMexican, $Kansas City, Central Business District - Downtown
Google: 4.8
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

Tacos El Tio

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

El Patron Cocina & Bar

Mexican, $$, Westside SouthMexican, $$Kansas City, Westside South
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Ixtapa Fine Mexican Cuisine

Mexican, $$, Kansas CityMexican, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria

Mexican, $, West PlazaMexican, $Kansas City, West Plaza
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Why is this list better than others?

Choosing the right spot for Tacos can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 5301 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Kansas City and 257 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Hoodline and Three Best Rated had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The restaurants you see have been featured in Hoodline - Explore the 3 top spots in Kansas City's Platte Ridge neighborhood, Three Best Rated - 3 Best Mexican Restaurants in Kansas City, MO and Hoodline - Explore the 4 top spots in Kansas City's Sarritt Point neighborhood. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. If your next meal is in any of these ten restaurants, the Tacos aficionado in you will rejoice.

Questions & answers

Mission Taco Joint - South Plaza, Tribe Street Kitchen TACO REPUBLIC are the highest-rated vegan taco places in Kansas City.

Taco Cacao, Humdinger Drive In, and Taqueria Hernandez are the highest-rated food trucks that serve tacos in Kansas City.

Scott's Kitchen and Catering at Hangar 29, Mesob Restaurant, and Taqueria Silvas are the highest-rated late-night spots for tacos in Kansas City.

Scott's Kitchen and Catering at Hangar 29, Mesob Restaurant, and Taqueria Los Altos de Jalisco are the highest-rated taco spots that are good for groups in Kansas City.

Scott's Kitchen and Catering at Hangar 29, Mesob Restaurant, and Taqueria Silvas are the highest-rated taco spots to get a quick lunch in Kansas City.

Drink pairing tips for Tacos

  • The perfect match for pulled pork taco

    Experts suggest pairing a pulled pork taco with a glass of Aguafesca, a popular cold drink.


  • Pair Mojito with veggie taco

    If your food palns include Tacos, then you should consider helping it along with some cocktail. We find that a Mojito, with its hits of mint, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Interesting facts about Tacos

  • The biggest flour taco

    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!

  • Up for some fish taco?

    fish taco is pretty tasty, to say the least, and Joey Chestnut agrees. If you want to break their record for most tacos eaten in 5, you’re gonna have to help yourself to more than 23!

  • A long time ago

    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.

Parking in the area

Getting a good parking spot in Kansas City can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Tacos spot.

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