If food could camp, enchiladas' and burritos' tightly zipped sleeping bags would keep them safe from hungry bears and bread-based sandwiches would be toast. Cozy up to campable cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican fare and drinks at Ixtapa.
Ixtapa serves up a fresh, artfully arranged array of Mexican eats, teeming with tacos, tamales, and tostadas. Ixtapa's entremeses (starters) amuse bouches with a bevy of bites, including tiny taquitos topped with sour cream and guacamole ($6.50), and camarones al chipotle—shrimp and vegetables submerged in a bath of smoked chili cream sauce ($8.95), too steamy for evil rubber mallards. After slinging appetizers, Ixtapa's servers swiftly sidle past patrons supporting house specialties such as steak picado sautéed in a special sauce with onions and mushrooms ($7.85 for lunch, $11.85 for dinner), and pork enchiladas wrapped in a corn tortilla and topped with a tomatillo sauce ($11.85). Children can chomp on a choice of taco, enchilada, or tostada ($4.50) and childlike adults can dine on a dinner of desserts, including deep-fried ice cream ($3.85) and cheesecake chimichangas ($3.85).
- Wow. I had no idea you could get authentic Mexican food this far north of the border. I was impress [sic] that each of the items on my plate had a distinctly different flavor. – Micah S., Yelp
- There is no better Mexican food in the world than from this place. Everything there is so fresh, the pico de gallo just bursts in your mouth with flavor, it's just that fresh. – A TripAdvisor on August 1, 2010
Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant
Ixtapa's kitchen creates authentic Mexican dishes with an emphasis on artfully prepared seafood and Yucatan-inspired flavors. Diners who order the pollo adobado entree, for example, can sink teeth into a chicken breast marinated in a sauce made with achiote seeds that, like most of North America's toffee supply, are native to the Yucatan peninsula. Fifteen chicken entrees—from the classic arroz con pollo to the spicy pollo Ixtapa—populate the menu alongside fiery shrimp dishes such as camarones a la diabla. The eatery's signature dish, camarones Ixtapa, presents a catch of succulent shrimp sautéed with mushrooms and onions in green tomatillo sauce. A full bar supplies adults with beer, top-grade tequilas, and reasons to talk about high school.
7103 NW Barry Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64150Get Directions