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El Pico

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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106 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
+1 816-252-7426
11:00 - 21:00
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Independence, Missouri
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice and cozy restaurant. I always get the fiesta enchiladas and if you do, too, I highly recommend the pork. It is simply put - excellent! There are always daily specials and the prices are affordable ( taco Tuesday are $2). Staff is friendly and love that this is contributing to the revitalization of the Independence... More 

Thank Steve W
Warrensburg, Missouri
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I visited this restaurant because I have heard rave reviews from some people who work nearby. The place is small, but I like the decor. The waiter was very nice and attentive. I ordered the street tacos hoping that they would taste like the taco tacos that I love to order when I visit restaurants on Southwest Blvd. in KC.... More 

Thank FrannyGlass1976
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Decent food, but nothing really stood out and everything seemed bland. I wouldn't go there again unless it was my only other option. It's something cheap and for the family, really. Nothing worth going out of your way.

Thank A Girl From G
Independence, MO
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Folks, this restaurant serves good food. If you are on the plaza and thinking Mexican, why not? A bit pricey, but solid and fairly tasty. Some of the workers there are actually beautiful... so that adds to the ambiance. However. Queen Taco on 23rd street is better. Palominos on 24th Street ABSOLUTELY BLOWS El Pico, away... So, good to average,... More 

Thank Mateo1961
Neligh, Nebraska
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

For a quick meal, stop by and have fajitas. Chips were light and crisp and salsa had a smokey flavor.

Thank tchelle1111
Leavenworth, Kansas
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful evening when I was walking on the Independence Square and I decided I needed a Margarita. El Pico was open and looked inviting so I went inside. I was greeted by a young, friendly waitress who agreed to sit me outside and let me sip an adult beverage while my kids were playing Pokemon go. She... More 

Thank Dannielle W
Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

My problem with this place is that the flavors are not outstanding. My fave is just their chips and salsa. Delicious! Be aware also that their serving size is small compared to their $$ prices.

Thank Niborx1
Stansbury park, Utah, United States
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I love that when you sit down at a Mexican restaraunt you can start eating chips and salsa right away. El Pico's chips were thin and salsa was delicious. There is one item highlight on their menu l, street tacos. My favorite was the pork. I'll be back.

Thank marshall5686
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The food and service at El Pico were just what was needed. After taking a mule pulled wagon ride around town, we were hungry and needed to grab a quick bite to eat before heading to our scheduled visit of President Truman's home. El Pico was nearby and different from the barbecue we been eating all week so we went... More 

Thank Bonnie S
kansas city
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Salsa made fresh daily. Beans roasted and prepared multiple times a day. Best I ever had. Love the open faced tacos on corn tortillas. Very authentic and very good. Try some locally made hand crafter soda pops. I prefer the red and the root beer. Very nice place. Just right portions not your everyday tex mex slop piled high.

Thank burrito75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-252-7426

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