Support Us Button Widget

Eat tacos + win prizes on the KCK Taco Trail.

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

El Toro Loco 1.JPG

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

Photo of El Toro Loco via KCK Taco Trail

Table of Contents

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.

_RAY3170.jpg

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.

More from KCtoday
A turn of phrase here, a recognizable KC nod there — these craft beers found around Kansas City take local pride seriously.
Hümanette will open on Friday, August 9 in Brookside
It’s a classic for whiskey-sipping locals, but little known outside of the Midwest. Read on to explore the drink’s origins + how to make your own.
This week — Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26, 2024 — we’re shining a spotlight on the vibrant drink scene in Kansas City.
Whether you’re spending a day or a lifetime in Kansas City, these are among the best free activities the city has to offer.
What was Kansas City like at the turn of the millennium? We took a look back at the final year of the 20th century to see what life was like pre-Y2K.
With more people than ever opting to be paw-rents rather than parents, this downtown pet store is celebrating a decade of community support.
Pack your reusable shopping bags, because we’ve rounded up seven farmers markets around Kansas City.
Explore these dog-friendly places in KC that span from places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, and stay the night.
We’ve got details and a map full of drink deals: We’ll be highlighting the vibrant beverage scene across Kansas City, MO from July 22 to July 26, 2024.