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Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria

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1611 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-4326
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chamberlain, South Dakota
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and were so happy we chose it. Their chips are so light and crispy with really good salsa. We also ordered fresh guacamole to go with our chips , it was delicious. The frozen margaritas were tasty. Our dinners were very good and would definitely come back when in K.C. The staff is very friendly and... More 

Thank Waiting4nextTrip87
Kansas City
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Rudy's at least 30 times. The fish tacos are really good and so is everything else we have had. They have tasty frozen margaritas, but can also make excellent "on the rocks" margaritas with top-shelf tequila. Many of our "out-of-town" friends have been taken to Rudy's.

Thank RondaKansasCity
Lincoln, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We sat at the bar where we received friendly and efficient service. The drinks were great and our meals tremendous!

Thank Peter B
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is food from Tenampa, a refreshing change from the TexMex and CalMex chains and restaurants. I had the Cocktel De Camarones, which I enjoyed, and the Chimichangas De Tenampa, which were very different and very good. My daughter had Tacos Tenampa with a Fideo side. Again, the food was good and novel (for me). A note of caution--we arrived... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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228 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Not to long of a wait. Place was packed. Band was good. Nice to see a Kcpd Officer there. Food was good. Might return. Staff was great. I think our lady was named Jo.

Thank ML-papa
Kansas City, Missouri
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174 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Rudy's is an icon in Kansas City and they haven't lost their touch! Calamari tacos are now my current favorite but all of your favorites are still there, Fresh guacamole, salsa, chips, bottomless drinks and authentic menu from head to toe.

Thank lwolfe1
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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.

Thank Talia62
Kansas City, Missouri
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189 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank John G
Kansas City
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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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7 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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?