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8174 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151-1020
+1 816-436-5888
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Parkville, Missouri
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to do it at least once a year. Even though it's not the original location from high school, my order is always the same: 2 meat and cheese and veggie sticks. It's an addiction for sure.

Thank margie l
Overland Park, Kansas
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up going to both the In-A-Tub on Prairie View Rd, as well as the one tucked back in the mostly abandoned Montgomery Ward wing in the now defunct Metro North Mall. Best tacos you'll ever have. Period. The whole thing is deep fried, meat and all, and topped with a glorious glitter bomb of nuclear yellow powdered cheese.... More 

Thank randompersun
Smithville, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at in-a-tub for over 50 years. They still have the best tacos around. I stop by every time I'm within 5 miles of it I live 20 miles away but it's still worth the drive. It's always clean and friendly.

Thank Thomas_H41
Sedalia, Missouri
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Well, the title says it all. Not really. It definitely should include the taco salads, I usually top it all off with one of their Milk Shakes. This place is so old school it brings me back to a time where we didn't care about how much calories were in each serving. Sometimes I order two large orders of Onion... More 

Thank Jim W
Mesa, Arizona
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

While the majority of reviews are positive, we have to vote thumbs down. My wife ordered refried beans that were sprinkled with powdered cheese....returned for real shredded cheese. She did say her taco salad was good. I ordered 2 soft shell tacos that were bland at best. Note sour cream, normally included, is a extra charge. The sauce is served... More 

Thank RTinAZ
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Will go back very good tacos! The cheese is powder cheese, but very good but different. Doesn't look good from the outside. But don't let that make you not try it.

Thank Steven J
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I have traveled all over the world and I try Mexican food everywhere. These are the best tacos anywhere. Order the meat and cheese hot. Amazing!!

Thank hrhmarta
Platte City, Missouri
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

An old time standard in Kansas City, MO The best tacos ever made in an unusual way compared to all those other tacos places. The taco salad and pocket burger are also something no one else offers. A little slow because they are always busy and have only a few employees.

Thank sherm1944
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Taco Bell makes sadness where In a Tub makes joyful laughter and mad consumption. In a tub is hands down one of the best tacos in Kansas City! Meat and cheese lettuce and extra spicy salsa equals bliss that must be consumed immediately. Fresh meat, fresh corn tortillas fried in love and topped in powdered cheese holy love in a... More 

Thank chaz j
Kearney, MO.
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431 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My wife had our first date at In A Tub at their original location at 42nd and N. Oak in my '48 Ford. Wow, I think that was in 1961 55-years ago. And here we are still coming to a In A Tub! Today we went to Platte Woods area location. We ordered 6 meat, cheese, and bean tacos of... More 

Thank KearneyCat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8174 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151-1020
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-436-5888

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