For over thirty years, Cortez Mexican Restaurant was one of the staples of Wichita. In 2017, they closed their doors for what many diners thought was for good. After some persuasion from longtime customers, Cortez has re-opened their doors and is now offering a Sunday brunch buffet. If you’ve been following Wichita By E.B., you’re aware we will never pass up a Sunday brunch buffet. It’s our goal to always stay on top of the choices around Wichita to stuff ourselves on Sunday with as much food as possible.
344 W 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67204
Buffet offered from 10am – 2pm on Sunday
Regular restaurant hours (ordering off of the menu):
Thursday: 11am – 1pm / 5pm – 8pm
Friday: 11am – 1pm / 5pm – 8pm
Closed Monday – Wednesday, Saturday
The buffet at Cortez Mexican Restaurant runs $14.99 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 2 to 10. The price includes your choice of pop, tea, coffee or orange juice. Everybody table is also given complimentary chips and salsa upon arrival.
The buffet line consists of many American favorites like sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy. They also have popular Mexican staples like chicharones, chile verde, tacos, enchiladas, and menudo. Here’s a quick visual sample of what you can find on the buffet line.
This wasn’t a buffet line where we were just wowed by everything but it was one where my friend and I each found items we really liked. He really enjoyed the enchiladas and thought they were delicious while I found them to be a little dry. I really enjoyed the chicharones and thought it was really flavorful while it didn’t look too appealing to my friend. But that’s why buffet lines have lots of different items because different things appeal to different people.
For the American portion of the buffet, the items on the menu were on the average side. The quality of the pancakes and eggs weren’t on par with many of the popular buffets in town.
The main draw of Cortez’ buffet line is likely the Mexican dishes. If you’re looking for something different from the rest of the Sunday brunch buffets in town, Cortez is worth the visit to see if what they have tickles your fancy. At the price of $15 it’s much cheaper than the average costs of the competition. One noticeable draw of Cortez was the service and people. Every single person there was really friendly to us. We often saw staff walking around from table to table checking up on all the guests.
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