Nationally Recognized KC Mexican Street Food Vendor Is Opening A Restaurant

Cien Por Ciento Mexicana Owner Alejandra de la Fuente / Photo Courtesy Of Alejandra de la Fuente

In October, we reviewed the talented vendors of the Lenexa Public Market, noting it as a hotspot for up-and-coming restauranteurs. Alejandra de la Fuente’s stall Red Kitchen stood out with its outstanding Mexican street food and, as of next month, will be transitioning to a brick and mortar.

The new restaurant, named Cien Por Ciento Mexicana (which translates to 100 percent Mexican), will open in downtown Overland Park (7926 Santa Fe Dr., OPKS) within the first couple weeks of February, according to de la Fuente. Red Kitchen’s last day at the Lenexa Public Market was Dec. 26.

Cien Por Ciento will be open for breakfast and lunch, 6 am to 2 pm daily. The twenty-six-seat restaurant will serve de la Fuente’s Food & Wine recognized breakfast burritos and, of course, her specialty – tamales. However, de la Fuente, who is originally from Mexico City, is excited to offer more than typical Mexican street food dishes. Her new menu will have items not previously available at Red Kitchen, like soups, Mexican-style shakes and platters full of meats, beans and rice.

“We will have a menu that where people can choose a soup, entrée, dessert and agua fresca,” says de la Fuente. “It’s directed to people that work in an office and want lunch with all the goodies.”

De la Fuente will also have plenty of keto, vegetarian and gluten free meals for customers to enjoy while dining in or as a grab-and-go offering.

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