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Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria

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1611 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-4326
816-931-9700
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Needed a snack and cold beer. Found this to be the only place open on that street. We wasn't disappointed. Had just appetizers of Ceviche and the El Torido. Good, good stuff! Bartender greeted us and anyone else that came through the doors. I plan on coming back for the menudo tomorrow. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Hapihungrikouple
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Hurst, Texas
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been patrons of Rudy's for at least 15 years. The food is great and very consistent. We happen to love the guacamole. Last night it was not satisfactory. The server asked how our meal was and I mentioned that the guacamole wasn't good. She called a female manager. The manager insisted that we were incorrect and that she,... More 

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Margaret G, Owner at Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria, responded to this review

I am so very sorry to hear of your terrible experience at our restaurant, Kathleen. Believe me, I value every customer that patronizes our place. I have spoken to the manager that was on duty that evening. I can assure you she was truly sorry for the way she handled your comment, re-the guacamole. While we strive to make sure... More 

Hurst, Texas
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Needed a snack and cold beer. Found this to be the only place open on that street. We wasn't disappointed. Had just appetizers of Ceviche and the El Torido. Good, good stuff! Bartender greeted us and anyone else that came through the doors. I plan on coming back for the menudo tomorrow. Great reasonable prices.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We dined at Rudy's tonight (8.1.2015) and the food was o.k. BUT The person who seats people lies and was very rude. She sat us by the bus station and told us other tables were not available because there was no waiter for one area and they were closing the other area. Within minutes both tables we requested had people... More 

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Margaret G, Owner at Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria, responded to this review

elizabeth i am so sorry to hear of your terrible experience at our restaurant. i guarantee you i will look into this incident and take care of it in an appropriate manner. i want to truly thank you for taking the time to inform me of this careless act by one of our employees. i do sincerely hope you will... More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been here four times now, and have had a good experience every time. A good friend has been coming here for about 20 years, and he introduced me last year. I was hooked on the tacos immediately! Conveniently enough, our English Country Dance group meets just across the street, so it has been easy enough to meet here... More 

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Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

First time visit. Went for lunch. Had the #1 on the lunch menu. Pork Burrito, Beef taco, rice and refried beans. It was delicious. Server was great, kept my chips basket and salsa bowl full. And kept my iced tea glass full. I'll be back in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Although we didn't have as many people as we expected, the staff put chips and salsa on all the tables as they anticipated their arrival. The chips were thin and crisp, and I loved the flour tortilla tacos. You can't find those anymore. They also serve Fideo, and menudo. All in all a great visit with great food

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Best Service and food ever! Great margaritas, fresh guacamole, amazing food and outstanding service. We love having dinner at Rudy's, we have taken several friends there as well and it is always a hit!

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Read the reviews and was excited about eating here only to be disappointed. We booked ahead and because of traffic we were about 5 minutes late. Even though the table was sitting there empty, the hostess wouldn't seat us. Instead got a lecture about being late! Really? for being 5 minutes late? Tried to apologize but she just blew us... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This may have been the best mexican meal I have ever had in KC. We started with the Ceviche, it was the most perfect appetizer I have ever had. For the main course I had the Trio Sabroso, which consists of one of Rudy's famous beef taco's topped, a bean tostada and cheese and onion enchilada. What makes this simple... More 

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Harrison, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Rudy's is always my favorite place to go when visiting Kansas City. I love the atmosphere and the food is amazing. The chips and salsa and margaritas are soo good! Luckily they sell the salsa there so I always buy at least 6 bottles to take back home with me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1611 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-4326
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-931-9700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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