Mexican Restaurants in Merriam

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When diners arrive at Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, they glide across sleek hardwood floors toward plush booths and tables surrounded by coral-hued walls and modern hanging lights. Amiable staff members whisk colorful dishes topped with regional spices and seafood toward their waiting taste buds. After filling their bellies with the authentically Mexican fare, guests can lounge in the bar area, harnessing enough low-alpha brain waves via nine big-screen high-definition TVs to properly digest a meal.

7200 W 121st St
Overland Park,
KS
US

Cuisine Type: Mexican comfort food and bakery

Most popular offering: Burritos, tamales, menudo, baked goods

Reservations: Not offered

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only

Alcohol: None

Number of Tables: 5?10

Outdoor Seating: No

Established: 1998

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Pro Tip: Do not be afraid to ask about our dishes if you're not familiar with authentic Mexican cuisine.

Q&A with Mike, General Manager

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

We are a quick-serve restaurant. We offer a wide variety of fillings for burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and tortas. We also make favorites like flautas, chile rellenos, chicken or beef fajitas, and enchiladas. Our tamales are second to none, and I'll put our menudo against any in the city

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

We make burritos to order and to the customer's preference. The style of preparation is similar to Chipotle. We have a table with different fillings. The customers walk up the counter, tell the cook what kind of vessel they want (burrito, taco, etc.), and then they pick out their fillings.

3430 Independence Ave
Kansas City,
MO
US

With its dark wood-paneled walls, antique road signs, and murals of Mexican pueblos, Kokopelli Mexican Cantina’s dining room resembles the fusion of a southern roadhouse and taqueria. It’s a fitting backdrop for a menu of homemade tamales, burritos, and enchiladas sprinkled with southwestern flourishes, like the pepper jack cheese layered on spinach enchiladas or the crab and white-wine sauce stuffed in the tucumcari's flour tortillas. Fajitas—Kokopelli Mexican Cantina’s specialty—feature strips of shrimp, steak, and chicken seasoned with a piquant blend of spices and scoops of homemade guacamole.

Kokopelli Mexican Cantina is a member of the Kansas City Originals, an alliance of independent eateries and chefs dedicated to nurturing, growing, and regularly basting the local culinary scene.

5200 W 95th St
Prairie Village,
KS
US