We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Pico

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
106 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
+1 816-252-7426
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 37: English reviews
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We had some lunch specials. Very good fresh chips and salsa. Small restaurant but nice. Food was good, fresh as well.

Helpful?
2 Thank shelby m
Independence, Missouri
Level Contributor
49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice and cozy restaurant. I always get the fiesta enchiladas and if you do, too, I highly recommend the pork. It is simply put - excellent! There are always daily specials and the prices are affordable ( taco Tuesday are $2). Staff is friendly and love that this is contributing to the revitalization of the Independence... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Steve W
Warrensburg, Missouri
Level Contributor
58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I visited this restaurant because I have heard rave reviews from some people who work nearby. The place is small, but I like the decor. The waiter was very nice and attentive. I ordered the street tacos hoping that they would taste like the taco tacos that I love to order when I visit restaurants on Southwest Blvd. in KC.... More 

Helpful?
Thank FrannyGlass1976
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Decent food, but nothing really stood out and everything seemed bland. I wouldn't go there again unless it was my only other option. It's something cheap and for the family, really. Nothing worth going out of your way.

Helpful?
Thank A Girl From G
Independence, MO
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Folks, this restaurant serves good food. If you are on the plaza and thinking Mexican, why not? A bit pricey, but solid and fairly tasty. Some of the workers there are actually beautiful... so that adds to the ambiance. However. Queen Taco on 23rd street is better. Palominos on 24th Street ABSOLUTELY BLOWS El Pico, away... So, good to average,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mateo1961
Neligh, Nebraska
Level Contributor
56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

For a quick meal, stop by and have fajitas. Chips were light and crisp and salsa had a smokey flavor.

Helpful?
Thank tchelle1111
Leavenworth, Kansas
Level Contributor
102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful evening when I was walking on the Independence Square and I decided I needed a Margarita. El Pico was open and looked inviting so I went inside. I was greeted by a young, friendly waitress who agreed to sit me outside and let me sip an adult beverage while my kids were playing Pokemon go. She... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dannielle W
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My problem with this place is that the flavors are not outstanding. My fave is just their chips and salsa. Delicious! Be aware also that their serving size is small compared to their $$ prices.

Helpful?
Thank Niborx1
Stansbury park, Utah, United States
Level Contributor
127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I love that when you sit down at a Mexican restaraunt you can start eating chips and salsa right away. El Pico's chips were thin and salsa was delicious. There is one item highlight on their menu l, street tacos. My favorite was the pork. I'll be back.

Helpful?
1 Thank marshall5686
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The food and service at El Pico were just what was needed. After taking a mule pulled wagon ride around town, we were hungry and needed to grab a quick bite to eat before heading to our scheduled visit of President Truman's home. El Pico was nearby and different from the barbecue we been eating all week so we went... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bonnie S

Travellers who viewed El Pico also viewed

Independence, MO
Independence, MO
 

Been to El Pico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-252-7426

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Pico staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?