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Ponak's Mexican Kitchen

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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2856 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3613
+1 816-753-0775
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Davenport, Iowa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the old original Mexican spots on the Boulevard. Southwest Blvd has a couple of good Mexican places, but this has always been my favorite.

Thank rhdunn7
Brownsville, Texas
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257 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Coming from South Texas I have certain expectations for a Mexican restaurant .. I have to admit, the taste and service at Ponak's did not disappoint. Server was friendly, efficient and funny, food was spot on and prices, considering the big portions more than acceptable .. for sure worth a visit and not a wasted meal!! Try the fish tacos,... More 

Thank KaiUWulff
Olathe, Kansas
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Stopped in for lunch and found the food was good. If you are looking for atmosphere you wont find it here. This is a older restaurant that's been around for many years and the building shows it. The service was lacking. Just a quick get in, eat, and leave

Thank mistergks
Owings Mills, Maryland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I can't remember if the food was amazing ... because the drink was so strong ! And with that said ... I'll be back real soon!

Thank BBglam
Kansas City
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Busy Saturday. Efficient check-in although if you had not been there before, it could be confusing as to where to go. Entrance is in the back. Once inside there is a seating bar area parallel to door on the right and the real bar is on the left. Check in is at end of seating bar. 25 minute wait for... More 

Thank cdsyii
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Ponacks has the best guacamole, salsa is home maid. I always get the number 4 and I have enough food to take home for lunch the next day, great food

Thank Barbara A
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We've been eating at Ponaks for years - maybe since 1983???. We always get # 11. It's no longer on the menu, but they make it for us. Good place to eat.

Thank Kim C
Fairway, Kansas
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I was a bit disappointed in their Guacamole for an App. It truly had no lemon, garlic, very generic tasting. The chips were fresh, sauce the same. Green hot sauce is good to mix with the red. My Chicken flauta's were good. Nothing great to write about. This place really brings in the young and old. A long standing Restaurant... More 

Thank Martha K
Nesconset, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This place is hands down amazing. The food is out of this world amazing. I could eat here everyday! Lol the Margaritas are great. I would deff recommend everyone to come here. Its excellent and the atmosphere is great. I absolutely love this place !!!

Thank itscandices
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I like Ponaks. It's consistently good and you can always count on a delicious Margarita. The staff is efficient and does their job well and they're always friendly and helpful. The place is clean too.

Thank Deborah G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2856 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3613
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-753-0775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?