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“Best Mexican food in KC” 5 of 5 stars
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Ponak's Mexican Kitchen
2856 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3613
816-753-0775
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Ranked #126 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Californian
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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in KC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Mexican food is my favorite and I'm quite picky. When I want real Mex, I head to Ponak's. this is not a fancy place but the food is wonderful. I respectfully disagree with other reviewers who call it "Tex-Mex." This is more authentic Mexican than probably any other place in Kansas City. In fact, I took a Mexican friend there (not transplanted but from Mexico) and he couldn't believe how good it was. They have reasonable prices, quick and friendly service, and a wonderful assortment of Mexican beers. Love it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Tasty and cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

If you're looking for good Tex-Mex in KC, MO, this is the place to go. I am vegetarian, so I always get burritos papas (burrito filled with refried beans, cheese, and potatoes). My friends really enjoy the pork burritos as well. The food is cheap, quick, and is delicious. By the way, for the grown ups, Ponak's has the best margaritas in town. (Still a kid friendly place though)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Harrisonville, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Relaxed and easy atmosphere. The best margaritas in Kansas City. Fun place to relax and enjoy! Food is good. Well worth the time for a cold pitcher of margaritas.

Visited August 2013
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Columbia, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Go For The Drinks- Food A Bit Above Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Not bad, but not tops. Nice portions. Tex -Mex. More about the cheese, less about the spices and flavor. Margaritas popular. Chips & Salsa brought to table. Request the spicy salsa if your palate enjoys hotter than standard. Decor OK, colorful airbrushed figures on the walls. Bar type atmosphere. Seating a bit crowded, but service was good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“The Margaritas are excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I really enjoyed the margaritas and wow are they strong! I wasnt impressed with the food but I'm not sure I ordered the right thing. The patio is very nice on a warm summer evening.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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