I'm a mexican food fiend. I could eat chips and salsa, or a variety of chips and other things (guac, cheese dip, bean dip, etc.), every day of my life. I love chicken and beef, but pulled pork (even BBQ-style) wins out almost anywhere (pulled, not cubed). I love the fresh salsa and guacamole, but love fresh, crisp, thick tortilla chips even better. I'm not a big fajita fan, but give me some fried ice cream or sopapillas any day, and I'll be happy.
I had my regular spots in Fayetteville, so naturally I was worried when moving to KC. If you're worried about finding good mexican food here, you really shouldn't. There's one street in KC, Southwest Boulevard, that houses some, if not all, of the city's best mexican restaurants...
Home of the now-infamous "chips will cost you extra after the first basket" line. WHAT!?! You're kidding me! Fine, charge me $0.60, but only if Manny himself is looking... otherwise, I'll just wait for my food. Mmmmm, Frito Burrito (deep-fried burrito, because you need that).
La Fonda el Taquito
Salsa bar! What happened to the salsa verde? Mmmmm, chicken flautas.
Super-fast, super-cheap, nice salsa. Mmmmm, the massive burritos and good rice.
Food is so-so... a friend once said, "I think I got the quesadillas... or was it the burritos... no, it was the fajitas. I dunno, it's all the same, they dump that damn cheese on everything." So true. But if you want a super-strong margarita, this is the place for you – one makes my stomach hurt, two knocks me out.
Their salsa is so good that you can buy it in the damn supermarkets here. Hands down, my favorite salsa in town. Kick ass cheese dip, too... it's got spinach in it!
Home of the ketchupy-salsa, great strawberry margaritas and corny rice (f’ing disgusting).
If you're from Fayetteville and you're looking for the La Huerta clone, look no further. Best chips in town, best rice in town, best white cheese dip in town... do I need to continue? Yes? Fresh guacamole, too. Speedy? Yes. Mice? Yep. Chicken bones in food? Sometimes. Does the menu say Sol Azteca? No. Why should it.
Baja 600 (not on Southwest Boulevard)
How does this Plaza-based restaurant make it on the list!?! Best guacamole in town – made fresh at your table (unless you're outside)... oh yeah, outside dining... jalepeno cream cheese sauce. Good lord.