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La Fonda El Taquito

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800 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2339
+1 816-471-1675
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Our favorite Mexican eatery in Kansas City. The food is always very good to excellent. The enchiladas and burritos are superior. The rice and beans are great. This restaurant has been here for many years because of consistent quality of food and service. The food here is more flavorful than most Mexican places, without being overly spiced, nor laden with... More 

Thank donbooksmusic
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We loved the atmosphere. The chips are delicious. Hot and mild salsa offered. The large chicken soup is enormous, more than enough for two. The fried beef tacos are very good, not too heavy. The ala carte burrito is large enough for one. Courteous staff and welcoming attitude from all. Affordable price for the portion size. And, cold Modelo Especial-... More 

Thank Andrew C
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Hands down, this place has the best carnitas and tacos!!! Try them both and you will be more than pleased. They have the most flavoful beans. Props to the chef here! While the restaurant itself could use some updating, you'll go home full with real, authentic Mexican.

Thank YumKC
Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I love La Fonda. I think the food here is always good and authentic. The fried tacos are outstanding, the burritos are delicious and pretty big, and the chicken soup is to die for if you have a cold. The service is always quick and it is a good Mexican staple!

Thank rlbucci
Overland Park, Kansas
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant, and the food is very good and tasty. We also love the chips and salsa here. My wife loves their burritos and I love their enchiladas. The family operates this restaurant with pride, and it shines through not only with their excellent wait staff but in the cleanliness of the restaurant.... More 

Thank LeBonCatulus
kansas city
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

My wife and I have been coming to la Fonda for 24 years. I have developed a relationship with the owner and his family, the staff and the best cook of authentic Mexican food in the city. The restaurant lies in the Mexican area of KC, Mo. just off of the downtown area. Parking is somewhat limited. Try the enchaladas,... More 

Thank epirotiki
Raymore, Missouri
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Their little fried tacos are fantastic. Their enchiladas are also top notch. Chips and salsa are not free (a bit of a bummer). This is not a fancy place. It is more of a little family run dive. We have been going here for years. It is consistently good. Don't go expecting cheese laden stuff. No. This is not a... More 

1 Thank Andilyn75
Lee's Summit, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

The food is awesome and the owners (family) treat you like family, my family loves this place! We have taken friends, business associates, had them cater food and had events there. Just a wonderful experience.

Thank Johnny2662
Boston, Massachusetts
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477 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for authentic Mexican food, look no further! Amazing food and extremely reasonable prices. A lot of food for a fraction of what you'd pay elsewhere.

Thank Cara C
Independence, Missouri
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181 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

We are Mexican food fans, so we try a lot of Mexican restaurants. Most of the time, we end up comparing everything to LaFonda El Taquito, our favorite Southwest Blvd restaurant. The food is always tasty and consistent. The pork chili is amazing and memorable, but I've never had a bad meal at La Fonda no matter what I order.

Thank Maryfrances W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2339
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-471-1675

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?