It’s been planned for quite some time and Los Cunados Mexican Restaurant finally opened to kick start the weekend. The restaurant took over the Bel Aire Bob & Luigi’s space and residents have been waiting in anticipation for the opening. With their opening on Friday, we stopped by over lunch to get a first hand look at what diners can expect.
4559 N Woodlawn Blvd, Bel Aire, KS 67220
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 8:30pm
One of the first things I noticed was the amount of seating added. They took away the big counter towards the back of the front room to open everything up. Not pictured below was all the bench seating towards the east end of the building. I overheard the staff say they planned to add more seating but were waiting on everything to arrive.
To start off our lunch, they gave us complimentary chips, salsa and queso. The queso was very runny which made it hard for the chips to scoop up, but it was still pretty delicious. As for the salsa, it was your typical Mexican restaurant salsa with the exception of providing a bit more heat than the others.
For our entrees, we went with their:
- #13 Lunch Menu which included one beef enchilada, rice and a chicken chimichanga
- Chile Verde which was chunks of pork cooked in green sauce, served with rice, beans and tortillas.
Everything came up in a very timely manner. The #13 lunch special was a very satisfying meal. It wasn’t anything too memorable, but a basic Mexican lunch that served its purpose. Both enchilada and chimichanga were simple in design but executed well. Each item had a decent filling of beef and chicken.
I’m a huge chile verde fan and found Los Cunados green sauce to be very tangy and tart compared to others. While the pork was tender, the green sauce was overly zesty that it took away from how good the pork was. Sometimes good beans and rice get overlooked. I won’t let that happen here as they were excellent sides.
For an opening day, the service and time of meal delivery were prompt, friendly and as good as I’ve seen in any first day of operation.
Some people asked me after going here if I had been to Los Cunados and what I thought. The biggest issue I have with reviewing restaurants like this is that their menus are so massive that it’s hard to gauge a restaurant on two out of what feels like a thousand menu items. For the most part, we enjoyed our time there. It wasn’t a place we walked out speechless and in awe of the food, but to be honest, we rarely have that feeling out of these style of restaurants. Chances are you’ll probably be able to find at least one item to enjoy.
Here’s their menu:
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