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Eat tacos + win prizes on the KCK Taco Trail.

Fun fact: Forbes named KCK the Taco Capital of the US.

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Visit KCK sorts its selections between “Authentic Mexican” and “Tex-Mex.”

Photo of El Toro Loco via KCK Taco Trail

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Believe it or not, the Taco Capital of the US is right here in Kansas City, Kansas. But don’t take our word for it — ask Forbes, which describes KCK’s diverse Mexican population as “masters of all Mexican dishes.”

KCK Taco Trail pass

With 60+ local taquerias, restaurants, and markets across the city, Visit KCK created the KCK Taco Trail. The passport system provides foodies with a complete list of locations + a range of culinary styles.

Trying them all is harder than it sounds, but remember to keep your eyes on the prize(s):

  • Points can be redeemed for items like T-shirts, decals, and tortilla warmers.
  • Check in at 25 or more restaurants for a chance to win a KCK Taco Package Experience.
  • Join the 50+ taco enthusiasts that have completed the whole trail for an invite to a Taco Party hosted by KCK next summer.

You have until April 15, 2025 to stake your claim — that works out to 49 weeks, or a new taco place every week (plus a bonus taco once a month). Whatever your strategy, you can share the journey on socials with @visitkansascityks. And KCtoday, of course.


The KCK Taco Trail pass is free and instantly delivered via email and text.

Photo via KCK Taco Trail

How to sign up

  1. Head to the Visit KCK Taco Trail website. Pro tip: Scroll down for a full directory of restaurants on the trail + guides like KC Taco Trail 101.
  2. Click “sign up” and go through checkout — it’s all totally free.
  3. Open the text containing your KC Taco Trail pass on your phone’s web browser. (Read: no apps, unless you count chips and guac.)

That’s it. Just remember to open your pass whenever you visit a participating restaurant. Otherwise you might have to visit one of KCK’s diverse, delicious taco restaurants twice in order to redeem your points. Oh, the tragedy.

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