For years one of the more popular “not-so-hidden” gems in Wichita has been Mr. Taco. They are a little shack at 29th & Arkansas that serves tacos (duh!) along with other Mexican dishes. What some people may not know is it is now known as Tacos Alex.
711 W 25th St N
Wichita, KS 67204
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday: 10am – 3am
Saturday: 9am – 3am
Sunday: 9am – 9pm
With new ownership there were some changes such as their phone number, hours of operation and even their Facebook page. What didn’t change was their menu prices, those all looked to be the same. They’ve also added a separate menu that included gorditas and menudo.
But for the purpose of the visit, I wanted one thing: tacos.
I ordered some tripa, al pastor, buche and lengua and didn’t regret a single thing. The tortillas were once again fantastic. They were grilled to offer a nice firm crisp that held all the tacos intact despite a drive back to work. There weren’t a single protein I was underwhelmed by. My favorites were probably the al pastor and tripa. The al pastor wasn’t as firm or tender as some competitors but the sweet yet charred flavor was certainly there. None of their salsas had a ton of heat but was still enough to add a nice bite to each taco.
At $1.90 per taco, it was also a nice little value and under the average price you see of $2.
There isn’t much space inside to order. Once it hits around 4-5 people, it feels like a stuffed elevator. But judging by the amount of customers coming in, nobody seemed to care. They are definitely in my top five tacos in Wichita and I’m sure many would agree.
Whether you still call them Mr. Taco or by their new name, Tacos Alex, or even “That place with damn good tacos”, it’s worth the visit.
Here’s their menu:
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1 thought on “Stopping by Tacos Alex formerly known as Mr. Taco”
The food was good but because of the coin shortage issue, instead of give me a soda, she shorted my change by 93 cents. I have always tipped them well to where 7 cents would not have hurt them. Now I regret ever tipping them.