In every city I visit, I always want to explore their local eats and discover more about the culture and atmosphere of the community. Often times, I think we forget to explore our own city, even something as simple as stopping by a new restaurant around the corner. We get distracted with our jobs, our routine, and the daily to-do list and we don't think about being tourists in our own neighborhood.
When I got married a few months ago, my husband and I realized we’ve hit the Kansas City sports scene hard, but there are so many attractions, eateries, and local exhibits we’ve never tapped into. So we set a goal – visit a new place right here at home at least twice a month -- a museum, a park, a restaurant, etc. You’ll likely find us out and about somewhere in the city on the weekend, but instead of hitting up the ol’ familiar places we’ve been to a dozen times before, we’re going to intentionally discover new, or maybe just new to us, places that make KC such a great place live and visit.
This last weekend, we tried Kansas City Taco Company in the River Market. It is a quaint restaurant with a hipster vibe and stellar bar. One of my favorites things about this place...they have patio seating, which is a must in this gorgeous 70 degree Kansas City weather!
We started off with some Modelo's and the Smoked Egg Rolls. This item caught my eye because it is so different! It's essentially a southwest style egg roll covered in pico and a sriracha aioli. Yum!
For an entree, they are best known for their mix and match street tacos. Of course, you have to try the house specialty when testing a new place! We ordered the Mojo Chicken, Baja Wild Cod, Thai-Chili Shrimp and Bulgogi Pork Korean.
OH MY GOSH. The Thai-Chili Shrimp was by far the best of the four! It had incredible flavor and great spice. Highly recommend it. The next time we stop by, I'll be ordering four of those. The other tacos were delicious, but didn't hold a candle to the shrimp. The Mojo Chicken didn't have enough flavor to satisfy my taste buds, the Baja Wild Cod was great and the Bulgogi Pork Korean had a nice spicy kick.
I've also heard the Ahi Poke Tuna taco is phenomenal, so that's on the list for next time!
So if you make your way to the River Market one weekend, let me know what your favorite dish is at Kansas City Taco Company!
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