Further down in south Wichita is a little talked about restaurant called Taquería Altena. They are a small little cash-only Mexican restaurant that serves many dishes commonly found at similar small restaurants of its kind.
3835 S Seneca St
Wichita, KS 67217
Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 2pm
As mentioned earlier, their menu consisted of tacos, enchiladas and burritos. They have an expanded menu on the weekends including menudo and birria. Be sure to bring cash with you on this visit.
I’ve gone before for their different soups and they are all delicious as described here. But since I stopped by during the week, I decided to go with their tacos.
I ordered all of their protein options they had available and everyone was great. While I wouldn’t put their tacos up in my top five in Wichita, they were still very delicious and satisfying. The tacos there had plenty of meat stuffed inside the dual tortillas. Two or three tacos will leave you stuffed. Four to five tacos will leave you crawling out the door. Or you could order more like I did.
What really stands out for Taquería Altena is their salsas. They range from all levels of spiciness. The hottest wasn’t entirely hot so the owner gave me a separate hot sauce that wasn’t on the table. I paid the price for opening my mouth later just like the first time; lots of heat but still flavorful.
The staff on hand was very pleasant and really thankful for everybody who stopped in. Just a nice family that puts out good food.
It’s quite the drive but well worth it.
Here’s their menu: