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Migas in the Kansas City area??

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VinceMagruder Feb 28, 2009 12:50 PM

Hi everyone!

A dozen or so years ago I wnt to school in Austin, Texas and fell in love with a Mexican egg dish called "Migas." I think it is a form of scrambled eggs, done a special way with particular ingredients and such.

Now I am in the Kansas City area, which is full of incredible restaurants....I have a feeling there is at least one place around here that has migas, but am yet to discover that restaurant!

Any suggestions?

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  1. amyzan RE: VinceMagruder Mar 1, 2009 08:12 AM

    Okay, I don't know exactly where you can get migas in KC, but since you're not getting any replies I'm going to give it a shot. I know that Poco's on SW Blvd. serves breakfast, though I think it's mostly old Waid's faves. (The building used to be a Waid's diner.) Try calling them between the breakfast and lunch rushes, and not on a Saturday, to ask.

    Surely there are other Mexican resties on SW Blvd. doing breakfast? I'm sorry I don't really know much about Mexican food except in the suburbs, where there is no breakfast. There has got to be somebody making migas, definitely. It just might take some calling around.

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      jm054 RE: VinceMagruder Mar 1, 2009 09:24 AM

      Classic Cup serves that dish.

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        amyzan RE: jm054 Mar 1, 2009 01:57 PM

        Wow, I never noticed, isn't that strange? CC does great breakfasts, and eggs are good quality there.

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        inbiz RE: VinceMagruder Mar 1, 2009 10:45 AM

        Try that place on the west side of Metcalf @ 83rd. The name is Casa Paloma I think. I know they serve breakfast.

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          amyzan RE: inbiz Mar 1, 2009 02:06 PM

          Unfortunately, the new owners don't do as good a job as Lisa and Bernardo Lara did. We've frequently had items with meat be overcooked to the point they're dry and tasteless. This is really disappointing because the quality of the ingredients is otherwise good, they're generous with avocado, etc. and the prices are reasonable. Perhaps they do egg dishes better? I've never really tried them at breakfast, but will give them another go if you can recommend anything in particular? We'd stopped going after the fourth or fifth time in a row our lunch was overcooked.

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            inbiz RE: amyzan Mar 2, 2009 11:34 AM

            You are so right. I was thinking that as I was typing that reply.

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              Katie Nell RE: amyzan Mar 4, 2009 07:18 AM

              Oh, that's too bad! We haven't been back since they left... I just loved Lisa!

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                amyzan RE: Katie Nell Mar 11, 2009 05:51 PM

                Yeah, she was really nice. I hear they're running a B&B in Mexico now. I bet it's wonderful, as they would just make great hosts!

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                  Katie Nell RE: amyzan Mar 12, 2009 07:00 AM

                  Ooh, I bet I could talk my hubby into that!

                  ETA: Here's a link to their website: http://www.casapaloma.com/contact.html

                  But, when you click on Casa Paloma or Home, it comes up with this message:
                  "Due to the recent danger of travel in rural Mexico, we can no longer endorse such a trip and have therefore decided to close our business. We thank you all for your support over the past 6 years and wish you the best.

                  God Bless,
                  The Lara family "

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                    amyzan RE: Katie Nell Mar 14, 2009 05:05 PM

                    I wonder what the Laras will do next? If anyone hears they're moving back to KC and starting a restaurant, well, I can hope...

          2. heatherkay RE: VinceMagruder Mar 1, 2009 12:09 PM

            Poco's does serve excellent Mexican breakfast, and I would say it's more of a Mex breakfast place than a traditional "American" breakfast place (although they still have waffles, pancakes, etc. on the menu). They do have chilaquiles, which is similar to migas in that it uses yesterday's leftover tortilas. But no migas. I've never seen them anywhere outside Texas.

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              Christine RE: heatherkay Mar 2, 2009 11:38 AM

              I know this isn't KC, but Columbia, MO, has a great Mexican restaurant called El Rodeo Taqueria located off Nifong in the south part of town that serves breakfast and has migas on their menu. This is definitely the best Mexican (authentic!) restaurant in Columbia!

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              jdl98 RE: VinceMagruder Mar 3, 2009 05:44 AM

              i may be wrong but check with Taqueria Mexico - Rainbow and 33rd, (913) 722-9200. we went there for dinner a few weeks ago and i remember there being quite an extensive breakfast menu. my neighbor from austin made us migas once for some reason i think i might have seen it on their menu. i'll have to call them to satisfy my curiosity.

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                dmd_kc RE: VinceMagruder Mar 19, 2009 10:00 AM

                Room 39 Midtown has them on the menu occasionally, but only on the daily side, not the everyday.

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