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Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria

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1611 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-4326
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Kansas City
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite Mexican places in all of Kansas City! You can really never go wrong here- no matter what you order. Friday's are always the busiest, but the wait is worth it!

Thank Ashley B
Kansas City, Kansas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Big plates of food and good. When all the other places are packed this is a good place to go on the weekend.

Thank kccaptrick
Paola, Kansas
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

I've ate lunch and dinner here a lot. Very good food and quick service. I'd rate it as excellent, but it is one of the few that charges for chips and salsa before your meal. The tacos at lunch are great with parmesan cheese on them a house specialty. They have excellent food thru out the menu, but the tamales... More 

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

t thank you for your great review re rudys tenampa taqueria.we no longer charge for our chips & sauce. if you were charged please let me know and i will address the issue with you . rudy More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Stopped in for dinner recently at Rudy's and was surprised at the speed of service and the great quality of the food. This was recommended to me by a local. We were promptly seated and the drink orders taken which came right away. Entrees were delivered quickly as well and were well prepared and tasty. The refried beans were excellent... More 

Thank Rob V
Chamberlain, South Dakota
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank joshaurora
Kansas City, Missouri
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256 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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187 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?