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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Fast Service and Large Portions

The tacos pastor were tasty but could use a better quality of, and more flavorful, corn tortilla. The beans taste good but are way, way too salty. Salsa is good and the shrimp fajitas are not as oily as most other places. Fast service and a good price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
John G
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Kansas City, Missouri
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Not bad, but not memorable. Basically what passes for "good" Mexican food in Kansas City. You'll forget you were here in a day or two.

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Thank Talia62
Kansas City, Missouri
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161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The tacos pastor were tasty but could use a better quality of, and more flavorful, corn tortilla. The beans taste good but are way, way too salty. Salsa is good and the shrimp fajitas are not as oily as most other places. Fast service and a good price.

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Thank John G
Kansas City
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. I have been there at least 40 times. The chips and guacamole are really good, the fish tacos and cheese and onion enchiladas delicious and the house margarita's easy and nice to drink. Actually, everything I have tried on the menu has been satisfying. Their red sauce is slightly different than some places. Seems to be... More 

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

thank you for your kind words re our restaurant.without customers like you we could not have kept our doors open for the past 22 yrs. i sincerely hope you and yours continue to patronize rudy's.please let me know if you ever have any issues rudy More 

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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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Thank Kathleen J
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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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Hapihungrikouple
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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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Thank Elizabeth B
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Thank HCampbellKC
Iowa
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191 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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Thank Cy2015
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank BetsydeQ
Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Amanda S

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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