Mexican Restaurants in Independence

Up to 55% Off Mexican Dinner at El Pueblito

Westside

$50.95 $24.99

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Homemade guacamole, hand-rolled tamales, and fresh ceviche marinated in lime juice

50% Off Mexican Food at Paparico's

Kansas City

$16 $8

Mexican dinners of meaty tacos, pillowy burritos, saucy steak & chicken & traditional tamales & carnitas

Up to 48% Off Latin Cuisine or Cooking Class at Latin Bistro

Northland

$25 $13

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With a new menu, gourmet Mexican cuisine Chef Tito blends traditional influences; classes teach students how to cook varied dishes

Up to 51% Off Mexican Food at Amigo's Grill and Cantina

Turner

$22 $12

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Eatery featured on the Food Network's Meat & Potatoes; enchiladas, tacos, and American-style beef sandwiches with mashed potatoes

$11 for Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant

Kansas City

$20 $11

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Mexican eatery creates menu of Yucatan specialties such as squash-blossom quesadillas and achiote-marinated chicken breast

45% Off Mexican Food at Guadalajara Cafe

Lee's Summit

$20 $11

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Traditional Mexican dishes such as hand-rolled tamales and chilies rellenos stuffed with zucchini and smothered in white-wine cream sauce

Up to Half Off Mexican Cuisine at Costa Vida 

Lee's Summit

$12 $6

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Cooks prepare flour and stone-ground-wheat tortillas fresh to order; slow-cooked sweet-pork burritos, tacos, and quesadillas

50% Off Mexican Food at Maggie's Authentic Mexican Foods

Downtown Lee's Summit

$20 $10

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Pork chili, tostadas, chicken mole, fish tacos, and housemade tamales

45% Off at Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine

Southridge

$20 $11

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Authentic Mexican fare showcasing distinct spices and regional specialties populate menu at picturesque eatery

Up to 45% Off Mexican Food at Los 3 Compadres

Lenexa

$20 $11

Authentic Mexican recipes include arroz con pollo, a seafood chimichanga, and stuffed peppers alongside staples such as tacos and fajitas

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Corn tortillas filled with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese rest peacefully on a plate, unsuspecting of the fate that awaits them, when suddenly they find themselves in the hot embrace of a deep-fryer. What emerges is not merely a taco, but Lucia’s Famous Taco, a crunchy confection and, like many of Lucia’s dishes, a twist on a classic Mexican dish.

641 E US Highway 24
Independence,
MO
US

Since 1995, the chefs at Palomino’s Restaurant have furnished empty stomach space with a menu of Tex-Mex favorites frequently featuring specials and happy hours. Cheesy enchiladas and chiles rellenos conquer brawny appetites every day of the week, while Sundays add extra ammo to the conquest with an all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet that can spark all-you-can-throw food fights. While relaxing on an outdoor patio, guests guzzle frosty Mexican beers and icy margaritas from the bar, and dig into crispy tacos and homemade tamales.

10219 E US Highway 24
Independence,
MO
US

The grills in El Maguey's kitchen are ablaze from noon until nightfall, sizzling up the meat, seafood, and vegetables of authentic Mexican dishes. Chefs assemble burritos, tacos, and enchiladas into 30 different combination plates and slice up a lengthy list of Mexican-style steaks. The kitchen also offers a full vegetarian menu, appropriate for eaters with no emotional attachment to bell peppers. Meanwhile, bartenders dole out pitchers of colorful margaritas, along with mugs of draft mexican beers.

19700 E Valley
Independence,
MO
US

Tamale Wizard's kitchen blends six different salsas from scratch each day, evincing a food philosophy that is "really all about doing it the hard way," as owner and chef Bruce Swabb reported to the Kansas City Pitch. From a River Market storefront, the food-truck veteran crafts a focused menu of tacos wrapped in hand-pressed tortillas and plump tamales, each dolloped with sauces that include creamy avocado, mango banana, and chili peanut in addition to classic jalapeño varieties. Pork carnitas, chili-lime fish, and chicken en mole prepared according to Oaxacan and Yucatecan recipes fill the corn or flour tacos, and black beans, sweet potato, and cheesy green chili join the slate of fillings on the tamale menu.

The taps behind the bar dispense ales and lagers from Kansas City's own Boulevard Brewing Company, and artful bottles hold all-natural Soda Vie soft drinks in pineapple cilantro and strawberry mint. Exposed-brick walls and chalkboard menus create a flexible space for the staff's constant innovation, from whipping up ever-spicier taco fillings to building a sidewalk cart in time for summer weather and the taco-racing season.

527 Walnut St
Kansas City,
MO
US

Rudy's menu spreads out traditional family recipes embodying the spicy flavors of Mexico, with 25 tequilas and margaritas ready to spring from the drink menu and cool down steaming mouths. Famous for their fish tacos, the chefs at Rudy's load small tortillas with steaming fish and vegetables to eat individually ($3.99) or as part of the Tijuana tacos plate ($9.99), where they're served with a side of rice and a choice of beans or nopales. In the Tamales Especial ($8.49), corn-based masa cradles tender pork bathed in a delicious sauce and smothered in cheese. Diners can chomp and crunch their way through the chimichangas de Tenampa ($9.99), whose deep-fried tortillas house a zesty concoction of sautéed chicken and fresh vegetables served with sour cream, guacamole, and rice and beans, or bite into a piping-hot pile of Margie's sizzling fajitas ($12.99), which combine a half pound of steak or chicken with peppers and onions, then shroud it in mystery, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, and warm flour tortillas. Each Friday night, diners can order one of the house margaritas and enjoy the live music of a mariachi band, which fills the restaurant's airwaves with traditional Mexican tunes.

1611 Westport Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US

Each day, the chefs at El Chupacabra Mexican Grill & Cantina fire up their grill to realize a wide variety of recipes that originated in Veracruz, Mexico, as well as a variety of Mexican-themed burgers. Monster nachos ($5.79) send teeth through a gauntlet of hot queso, tomatoes, jalapeños, green onions, and sour cream. Chili relleno treasure chests ($11.29) open to a bounty of monterey jack cheese covering a cache of spanish rice doubloons, a devalued currency preferred for its flavor. Sharpen fangs on a massive El Chupacabra burrito, packed tightly with beans, cheese, shredded and ground beef, and espinaca dip ($8.99), or opt for a burger, such as the Carnita, loaded with house-prepared pork and pepper jack cheese ($10.99). Combination platters ($7.99–$9.99) are built from a variety of modules inspired by Swedish design principles, with options including chicken tacos, bean tostadas, and house-wrapped tamales. Comforting classics such as fried ice cream ($4.99) and sopapillas ($2.49) guide meals to a sweet conclusion.

2417 Burlington St
North Kansas City,
MO
US