Topeka
Topeka

Start your jouney with the Tacos y Tequila Passport

Download yours today and start your tour of Mexico's culinary heritage by visiting Topeka's taco shops.

All 17 locations offer tacos. Nine locations also offer tequila.

On each stop of your tour, enjoy a taco ($2) or a taco and a shot of tequila ($5) and ask staff to stamp your passport. Earn all your stamps and you'll receive a free Tacos y Tequila T-shirt, courtsey of Reliant Apparel. Follow the instructions in the passport to receive your shirt.

In the lists below, all stops offer tacos. * denotes tequila also is offered. 

The tour

Learn more about what makes each of the culinary regions represented in Topeka unique in the pages of your passport. Mexico Culinary Map

The North

Representing the northern-most region are:

  • * El Mezcal
  • La Unca Supermarket
  • * On the Boarder (the only non-local spot on the tour) and
  • Ramirez Carry Out

Find La Unca Supermarket at 1706 S.E. 6th Ave. in Topeka. Phone them at 785.267.5407.

  • Location: 5301 SW 21st Street Topeka, KS 66614
  • Location: 1235 SW Wanamaker Road Topeka, KS 66604
  • Location: 2041 SE Washington Street Topeka, KS 66607

The North Pacific Coast

This region produces most of Mexico's grains, fruits and vegetables. Explore the flavors of this region at: 

  • * El Centanario
  • * El Ranchito and 
  • * Margarita's Jalisco

Find El Ranchito at 2800 S.W. Fairlawn Rd. Phone them at 785.438.2500.

  • Location: 1306 S Kansas Ave Topeka, KS 66612
  • Location: 1616 SW 17th Street Topeka, KS 66604

The Bajio

This is the region famous for carnitas and sweet desserts. Explore this region at: 

  • Arturo's
  • * El Gallo
  • * Los Charros
  • Lupitas and
  • * Pepe & chela's

Find El Gallo at 3501 S.W. Topeka Blvd. Phone them at 785.266.9420.

  • Location: 105 SE 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612
  • Location: 4111 SW Gage Center Drive Topeka, KS 66604
  • Location: 732 S Kansas Avenue Topeka, KS 66603
  • Location: 1001 SW Tyler Topeka, KS 66612

Central Mexico

This region infuses culinary tradition from throughout Mexico. Taste you way through at:

  • El Taquito Express
  • Tacos El Sol and 
  • * Tequilas

Find El Taquito Express at 5141 S.W. 29 St. Phone them at 785.272.1807.
Find Tequilas at 520 NW Elm Row Ave. Phone them at 785.228.1222.

  • Location: 2124 SE 6th Street Topeka, KS 66607

The South Pacific Coast

The flavors of this region represent primarily Indigenous Mexican culinary tradition. Ingredients and techniques are specific to this area in many cases. Experience it at:

  • Casserolles and 
  • Tacos El Mexicano

Find Casserolles at 1116 S.E. 6th Ave. Phone them at 785.478.5686.

  • Location: 2002 SE California Avenue Topeka, KS 66605
NOTE: This tour includes taco shops willing to participate in the stamping effort. Food trucks were not included because of frequent changes to location. Participants are not required to drink tequila to earn their T-shirt.