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Kansas City's 4 favorite spots to score tacos on the cheap

Twisted Fresh Kansas City | Photo: Kristen G./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 30, 2020.

Got a hankering for tacos?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable taco sources in Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Unforked

photo: kristen g./yelp

Topping the list is Unforked. Located at 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center, the spot to score salads, tacos and burgers is the highest-rated cheap taco spot in Kansas City, boasting four stars out of 184 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Chris L., who reviewed Unforked on Oct. 25, wrote, "We have decided to give Unforked a try, and we are very happy with the experience. The place is bright, clean and spacious. The staff is courteous."

2. Tikitaco

photo: angelica s./yelp

Next up is Volker's TikiTaco, situated at 1710 W. 39th St. With four stars out of 180 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score tacos has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

We looked there for an overview of TikiTaco.

"We started this company out of the love of tacos and the lack of delicious late-night food in Kansas City," the business states in the history section of its Yelp profile. "We also love the Volker 39th Street district! We wholeheartedly appreciate your support."

Curious to know more?

"Born in San Diego who had a father become an addict of fish tacos," the business says in the bio section of its Yelp profile. "Soon after birth Tyler's family moved back to Kansas City. His father Tom was never the same and always talked about the fish tacos he had eaten every day of his time there."

3. Twisted Fresh

photo: carl s./yelp

Parkdale And Walden's Twisted Fresh, located at 6131 N.W. 63rd Terrace, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly New American and Asian fusion spot, which offers tacos and more, four stars out of 87 reviews. 

We turned there for an overview of Twisted Fresh.

As to what the business is known for, "Established in 2010," it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We started with the idea of serving made from scratch, top-notch gourmet food with a counter service price. Every sauce, dressing, and marinade is made fresh daily with the goal of being healthy and unique."

4. Hamburguesas Los Compas

Photo: chi h./Yelp

Hamburguesas Los Compas, a spot to score tacos and burgers in Broadway Gillham, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 18 Yelp reviews. Head over to 240 Linwood Blvd. to see for yourself. 

If you're looking for more, we found these details about Hamburguesas Los Compas.

"$1 street tacos everyday Mexican style hamburgers special every Wednesday" it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.


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.

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