Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Kansas City, according to Tripadvisor

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October 4, 2021
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Kansas City, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans’ daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn’t always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in Kansas City?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Kansas City. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. Cacao Restaurante

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1046 W 103rd St Watts Mill Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64114-4510
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#29. La Fonda El Taquito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 800 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2339
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#28. El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
- Price: $
- Address: 7831 N Oak Trfy, Kansas City, MO 64118-1426
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#27. Ninfa's Tortillas & Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 964 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105-1238
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#26. Dos De Oros Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 650 E Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64145-1425
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#25. Margarita's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2829 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3612
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#24. Brookside Barrio

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6227 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64113-1607
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#23. In-a-tub

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food, Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 4000 N Oak Trfy, Kansas City, MO 64116-2609
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#22. Jalepenos Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6318 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1709
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#21. Chelly's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 214 W 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64114-2421
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#20. Teocali

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2512 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64108-2743
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#19. Bonito Michoacan

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 1150 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4455
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#18. El Camino Real

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
- Price: $
- Address: 903 N 7th St, Kansas City, KS 66101-2819
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#17. KC Taco Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4116 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111-3047
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#16. Luna Azteca Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (72 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5918 NW 63rd Ter, Kansas City, MO 64151-3319
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#15. Taqueria Mexico #4

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3300 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103-1358
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#14. El Patron

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (108 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2905 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3614
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#13. Drunken Worm

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 1405 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111-4427
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#12. Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1611 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-4326
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#11. Dos De Oros Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13029 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145-1313
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#10. Los Tules

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1656 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-1208
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#9. Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 719 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105-1313
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#8. Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (219 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 620 W 48th St, Kansas City, MO 64112-2001
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#7. El Pollo Rey

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 901 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105-1207
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#6. Ponak's Mexican Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (213 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2856 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3613
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#5. Taco Republic

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (177 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $
- Address: 500 County Line Rd, Kansas City, KS 66103-2725
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#4. Manny's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (254 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 207 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2018
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#3. Port Fonda

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4141 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111-3051
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#2. Ixtapa Mexican Cuisine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (172 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7103 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64153-1719
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#1. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (283 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 209 W 46th Ter, Kansas City, MO 64112-1534
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