What You'll Get
Wild enchiladas curl themselves into tubes to roll away from predators. Thanks to the invention of the spring-loaded enchilada trap, you can enjoy the fresh, complex taste of free-range enchiladas and more with today's Groupon: $10 for $20 worth of fine Mexican fare and drinks at Kokopelli Mexican Cantina.
There's more smoke than fire in the flavors of the Prairie Village restaurant, and the lively old-timey-barbecue-joint-meets-Mexican-dive-bar décor neatly matches Kokopelli's between-borders cuisine. Shrimp-and-cabbage-stuffed tacos del ray ($10.50) call to mind Pacific Mexico, while the Las Cruces burrito ($9.25), stuffed with chicken and black beans and topped with chipotle sauce and scallions, is Southwestern. The experimental Tucumcari enchiladas ($9)—with crab meat, white wine, and paprika—give the sense of a placeless, taciturn wanderer in a land of Mexican dishes. Kokopelli also offers a full range of appetizers, soups, desserts, drinks, and daily specials (which your Groupon is valid for), including rock-bottom-affordable, rock-salt-rimmed Monday margaritas ($3.75) and fajitas for two ($16.95).
This family-run establishment is a member of the Kansas City Originals, a sassy alliance of local eateries and chefs dedicated to nurturing and frequently basting the local culinary scene. Kokopelli's doors open at 11 a.m. every day and close at 9 p.m. (10 p.m. Friday and Saturday to allow stragglers from weekend piñata bashings to drop in and share their bounty).
- They serve hefty portions of reasonably priced (and modestly spiced) fare, including spinach-and-cheese enchiladas, crabmeat enchiladas, meaty burritos and sizzling platters of fajitas. And it’s one of the few Mexican joints in town that actually serves an edible variation of fried ice cream. – Charles Ferruzza, Kansas City Pitch
- Kokopelli's has great salsa, grilled shrimp tacos and sour cream chicken enchiladas! – OPGirl, Citysearch
- Food was pretty good. I ordered a Chimichanga with Pork and Hubby got the Las Cruces Burrito. Both were excellent, but our server was especially nice. A nice place to visit for lunch with friends or small groups. – Filipina P., Yelp
- Excellent Mexican food with varied menu and good prices. The ambiance is a good one and it is not too noisy. The prices are right and the menu includes all the standard Mexican fare. – dreric1kansas, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 30, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. May buy additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table or visit, 2 for tables of 4 or more. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Kokopelli Mexican Cantina
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.