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The 9 Best Tamales Near Kansas City

Updated: July 5, 2022

Craving Kansas City’s tastiest tamales? These are our go-to spots for perfectly steamed flavor-packed tamales. We went on a mission and aggregated millions of diner reviews and expert articles from top sites for Kansas City's best tamales. With vegan raja tamales and spicy beef or pulled pork tamales, you will be spoiled for choice at these great Kansas City venues.

Find the perfect Tamales spot

Los Alamos Market y Cocina

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $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

Pepe's Carnitas

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

Wrap It Up Tex Mex Grill

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

Ninfa's Tortillas & Taqueria

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Armourdale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Tarahumara Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Argentine
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Tarahumaras Mexican Restaurant # 2

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Strawberry Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Pardo's Grand Buffet Mexicano Restaurant & Taqueria

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Westside South
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

El Paso Del Norte

Mexican, $, Kansas CityMexican, $Kansas City, Sarritt Point
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Anita's Cuisine

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

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Tamales spots in Kansas City can take way too long. We analyzed 5301 Kansas City restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Kansas City restaurant reviews, and 257 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline had to say – and applied our boam magic. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - Explore the 5 most popular spots in Kansas City's Westside North neighborhood and Hoodline - 5 top options for budget-friendly Mexican fare in Kansas City. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. The ten options above are the best of Kansas City Tamales.

Recurring questions

There are 10 tamale spots in Kansas City.

Tarahumaras Mexican Restaurant # 2 is the highest-rated tamale spot that is good for a date night in Kansas City.

Los Alamos Market y Cocina, Pepe's Carnitas, and Wrap It Up Tex Mex Grill are the highest-rated tamale spots for dinner in Kansas City.

Los Alamos Market y Cocina, Pepe's Carnitas, and Wrap It Up Tex Mex Grill are the highest-rated tamale spots for lunch in Kansas City.

Wrap It Up Tex Mex Grill and Tarahumaras Mexican Restaurant # 2 are the highest-rated spots for tamales delivery in Kansas City.

Interesting facts about Tamales

  • A whole lotta tamales

    Joey Chestnut knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 102 tamales in a limited time,setting a world record in the process!

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