KCK Taco Trail: passport, prizes, and October challenge

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

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This pic is making us muy hambrientos.

Photo of El Toro Loco via KCK Taco Trail.

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Let’s taco ‘bout tacos. If you haven’t heard, 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 50+ 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, ranging from authentic street tacos to Tex-Mex styles.

The food alone is worth the free digital pass. However, Visit KCK also provides prizes based on the number of places you check into.

  • Five restaurants: KCK Taco Trail decal
  • 15 restaurants: Jar of Tradición flavor by Spicin Foods
  • 30 restaurants: KCK Taco Trail T-shirt
  • 50 restaurants: KCK Taco Trail Championship flag + name in Wall of Fame

Since the trail started two years ago (October 2020), there have been 20,317 restaurant check-ins, 1,571 prizes awarded, and 55 trail completions.


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

Photo via KCK Taco Trail

October challenges

This year, in coordination with its two-year anniversary + National Taco Day, pass users have the opportunity to win two additional prizes.

Taco party challenge: Participants can enter to win a taco party for up to 15 people at the newest Taco Trail location, Palacana — at 8159 State Ave., KCK.

  • Check in at three new locations on National Taco Day on Tues., Oct. 4 for two entries.
  • Or, check in at three new locations during the month of October for one entry.

Hashtag challenge: Participants can enter to win a $75 gift certificate to Amigo’s Grill & Cantina — 2737 S. 47th Street, KCK — by sharing Taco Trail pictures on social media using #KCKTacoTrail + #VisitKansasCityKS.

Winners will be chosen at random.

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