Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with KCK’s taco trail relaunch

Tacos From El Pollo Rey / Photo taken by Katie Currid

Barbecue isn’t the only food genre KC excels in. Within the last decade, KCK’s authentic taco scene has gained national notoriety, even by the likes of Forbes.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Visit KCK  has relaunched the Taco Trail, a guide to more than fifty-five taquerias in Kansas City, Kansas. 

The trail acts as a guide for locals and tourists to experience KCK’s Mexican culture and history by devouring the area’s best tacos. Among the near sixty taquerias are gems like GG’s Barbacoa Café, El Pollo Guasave, Carniceria Y Tortilleria San Antonio and more. 

(Read more about KC’s rich history of Mexican influence here)

Husband and wife duo Gabriel and Lourdes Gonzalez are from Tabasco, Mexico and the owners of GG’s Barbacoa Café. Their Southern Mexico roots are seen throughout their menu with their choice of seasonings. The quezabirria tacos with consumé have been a crowd favorite since they opened in 2017, although “our homemade lemonade with strawberry is also a popular item,” Gabriel Gonzales says. 

With the relaunch of the trail, participants have the opportunity to win prizes by checking in at the designated taqueria. According to Visit KCK, “the KCK Taco Trail is ongoing, however participants have until April 15, 2024 to complete the trail and win prizes.”

Visit www.kcktacotrail.com to sign up for the KCK Taco Trail.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 – Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated restaurants where you can enjoy KCK’s best tacos.

Step 2 – Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately. There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 – Redeem

When visiting a participating business, simply open your pass and check in to earn points. Points earn prizes such as T-Shirts, tortilla warmers, decals, and more.

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