A new Mexican restaurant that specializes in all things carne asada has taken over the former Mo’s Hut space that closed due to COVID-19. Here’s our first look inside Kiko’s Mexican Fast Food who celebrates their grand opening on Tuesday, February 23.
2800 E Central Ave
Wichita, KS 67214
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday
For those who have never heard of Kiko’s Mexican Fast Food, it’s a Mexican restaurant that started in Newton. You can find their original location at 1728 N. Main in Newton, KS.
While I’ve never been there, they did a bang up job on adding some life to the Wichita space. Graffiti art covers many walls to give the place a really cool vibe.
As stated earlier, the restaurant serves all things carne asada. There aren’t any other meat options (there is shrimp) so I hope you like carne asada if you go.
There are burritos, tortas, tacos, quesadillas, fries, and burrito bowls all featuring the meat.
On our visit, we ordered the panz0n burrito which is a double loaded with double carne asada, double succulent shrimp, double freshly made guacamole, beans, rice, cilantro, queso and their Kiko’s sauce. It was a whopping 2-pound burrito that my brother polished off.
They weren’t kidding when they said they doubled loaded it. The burrito was packed to the max, hefty and big time meal. He really enjoyed it and wasn’t sure if he was going to eat again that day.
I tried their carne asada taco, surf & turf taco and mini carne asada fries. They gave me the option of corn or flour tortillas and I went with flour on both.
The carne asada tasted very fresh. The Kiko’s sauce added a sweet flavorful punch to it, no heat though. My favorite of the three items I ordered was probably the carne asada fries. The fries came topped with carne asada, nacho cheese, Kiko’s sauce and a sprinkle of cilantro. It’s not something I would typically order at a restaurant but for some reason had an urge to and was glad I did.
All in all, it was a pretty solid visit. One thing I’m not big on at restaurants are really vast menus. I like focused menus that specialize in a handful of dishes. Kiko’s really hits that sweet spot with all things carne asada. They chose their one product and made variations of it; similar to the Taters N Toppings food truck that focused on all things potatoes.
Here’s their menu:
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