It’s hard to believe it’s May already, but spring is here, and Cinco De Mayo is on Saturday. If you’re planning on celebrating this weekend, here are some of my favorite places to enjoy Mexican food in Kansas City.
8817 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114 • See the menu
I’m always surprised that some of the best queso in Kansas City is at Charleston’s. You’ll find this restaurant in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center so it’s perfect for dinner and a movie! The queso has spicy sausage in it which gives it a really robust flavor, it’s got some heat, but it’s not too spicy and it pairs well with an Old Fashioned!
1046 W 103 Street, Kansas City, MO 64114 • See the menu
This is authentic Mexican food but be careful before you Google Map their address! They just closed their doors and they are relocating. I know where they’re moving to so call me! I’ll buy you a margarita when we go.
500 County Line Rd Kansas City, KS 66103 • See the menu
Take some friends, take your dog and enjoy the creative menu offerings at the Taco Republic. This laid-back, original style taqueria brings you great flavors from the streets of Mexico. This is the best homemade street taco you’ll get in Kansas City, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll love being able to order a drink named after a car. The El Dorado
8232 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208 • See the menu
This is a little-known secret but Urban Table in Cornith Square has the best Sangria! Also, they have an East-facing outdoor patio which is a big deal because you can spend the afternoon there without it getting too hot.
1667 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Go and see Gustaf at Los Alamos at 17th and Summit! This a truly excellent street food experience with a really friendly staff. If you time your visit just right, you will probably meet Gus, friendly owner and his family. Just point to the good stuff and get a plate of awesome food, pick up a six-pack of beer from the cooler or grab an authentic pinata.
If you’re out and about and end up visiting one of these places, let me know — tag @blakeneslonre on Instagram or leave a comment below and tell me what you ordered!