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La Fonda El Taquito

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800 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2339
+1 816-471-1675
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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 27 September 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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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 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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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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 

Thank Andilyn75
Lee's Summit, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 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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448 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 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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154 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 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
Barcelona, Spain
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

This place has been in business for decades and is one of the best restaurants on Southwest Blvd., the Latino neighborhood on the west side of KCMO. The food is freshly prepared and very tasty. Varied menu with real Mexican specialties. Try the carnitas. Ask about the daily special. The service is fast and friendly. Gets a mixed crowd, neighborhood... More 

Thank johnchappell2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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?