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Check out the 4 top spots in Kansas City's Westside South neighborhood

Check out the 4 top spots in Kansas City's Westside South neighborhood
Empanada Madness. | Photo: R. M./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 23, 2020.

Visiting Westside South, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Kansas City neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an empanada joint to a brewery.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Westside South, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Empanada Madness

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Topping the list is Latin American spot Empanada Madness, which offers empanadas and more. Located at 906 Southwest Blvd., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 270 reviews on Yelp. 

Pick between a variety of different empanada choices, including everything from queso and eggs to ground beef. 

Entrees such as grilled chicken breast with mashed potatoes; Latin-style steak and onions served with rice; and Pabellion, a traditional Venezuelan dish that consists of shredded beef, black beans, white rice and plantains, are also available.

2. Boulevard Brewing Tours & Rec Center

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Next up is gastropub, brewery and beer garden Boulevard Brewing Tours & Rec Center, situated at 2534 Madison Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 170 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Stop by this brewery to taste test a variety of beers. Try out the 80-acre hoppy wheat, the Tropical ale with grapefruit and passionfruit or the Steep Drop! cold brew milk stout. Combo liquor-and-beer beverages known as the Fling line are also available in a variety of flavors.

3. Tacos El Gallo

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Mexican spot Tacos El Gallo is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 806 Southwest Blvd., 4.5 stars out of 86 reviews.

This joint is open late and offers a variety of Mexican staples such as tacos, burritos, tortas and quesadillas. Choose between steak, chicken, pork, beef head, pork shoulder, beef tongue, tripe and Mexican sausage as your protein. Handmade tamales are also on offer.

4. The Roasterie Roasting Facility

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The Roasterie Roasting Facility, a coffee roastery, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 63 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1204 W. 27th St. to see for yourself. 

Stop by and have a cup of coffee, see how the brewing process is done or just grab a bag of beans to roast at home. 


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.