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Best inexpensive Mexican in Kansas City, MO

We're going to be in town this weekend for the Elton concert at the new Sprint Center. We're planning on having dinner before the concert and are searching for a great, affordable place located near the Sprint Center. Any suggestions? No chains please! We understand there are many choices on SW Blvd. but we're open to other areas such as Westport or the Plaza. Thanks!

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  1. If you're not set on Mexican, we just ate at Pizza Bella at 1810 Baltimore in Crossroads, very near Sprint Center. Fantastic! I suspect they will be mobbed before the concert, though. http://www.kansascitymenus.com/pizzab...

    I'm not really familiar with the Mexican resties up there, sorry.

    1. Well, the Mexican places in Westport or the Plaza aren't going to be great AND affordable, when compared with SW Blvd. My favorite on the Blvd is El Pueblito, just west of the first I-35 crossing as you drive from downtown.

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      1. re: heatherkay

        I second the recommendation for El Pueblito. http://www.milatino.com/elpueblito/in...
        I had lunch there just last week and love the Huaraches w/side of Mole sauce. Also good is La Fonda, located right near there - best bean dip I've had with big chunks of pork in it. And also La Tropicana for ice cream afterwards - pinon (or pine nut) is excellent. There is also Los Tules downtown on Broadway - but that seems less authentic, more TexMex.

      2. I don't know if it is the best, but Manny's on SW Blvd is always popular and it is inexpensive.

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          1. Taconazzo on Kansas Ave just East of 7th Street. You can't miss it, its yellow and purple. Best tacos in town and very cheap. Kind of a rough looking place but everyone's been friendly everytime I've been there.

            Also Laura's on Central.

            Closer to the Sprint Center is Taqueria Mexico just across the street from La Bodega.