Edgar Galicia has eaten at pretty much every Mexican spot in KCK. Here are his favorite dishes.

Edgar Garcia Kansas CityIn our May issue, we set out to try every highly recommended Mexican spot in Kansas City, Kansas.

Along the way we had everything from amazing deshebrada tacos to Mexican-style barbecue and burgers.

And yet, there’s so much else to try. You could spend the next year sampling Mexican restaurants in KCK and still have boxes left to check.

We sat down for lunch with Edgar Galicia of the Central Avenue Betterment Association to get his picks. Over lunch at Taqueria 7 Leguas he shared his bucket list of must-try dishes. Here’s his list.


Tacos de cecina con crema y salsas o sopes
Carniceria El Torito 2
1409 Central Ave.

Freshly made tortillas de harina o pan dulce
Lluvia Bakery
1310 Central Ave.

Tacos de tripa
7 Leguas
1706 Central Ave.

Cocktail de camarón
El Camaroncito
1022 Central Ave.

Aguachiles verdes
El Pirata
1031 Central Ave.

Chiles rellenos
Bonito Michoacán
1150 Minnesota Ave.

Burrito de chicharrón en chile verde con arroz
Burritos To Go
701 Central Ave., #B

Burrito de carnitas
Burritos la Chiquita
1328 Minnesota Ave.

Cocktail de frutas con chile y michelada con camarón
Micheladas Culiacán
618 Central Ave.

Flan de vainilla, gelatinas y pastel de tres leches
749 Central Ave.

Gorditas de chicharrón prensado
Las Gorditas
844 Central Ave.

Tacos de cabeza de res
Tacos el Tío
78 N. 10th St.

Tacos de asada y al pastor
El Camino Real
903 N. Seventh St.

Steak nachos
El Tapatío
151 S. 18th St. #A

Tamales de elote fresco con crema y salsa verde (huchepos)
Las Palmas
825 Minnesota Ave.

Tacos de cabeza de res y de buche
San Antonio
830 Kansas Ave.

Half chicken
Pollo Rey
901 Kansas Ave.

Menudo and freshly made corn tortillas
El Jacalito
27 S. 12th St.

Pastel de zanahoria o de frutas
1704 Central Ave.

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