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Ponak's Mexican Kitchen

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2856 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3613
+1 816-753-0775
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been eating at Ponaks for years - maybe since 1983???. We always get # 11. It's no longer on the menu, but they make it for us. Good place to eat.

Thank Kim C
Fairway, Kansas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit disappointed in their Guacamole for an App. It truly had no lemon, garlic, very generic tasting. The chips were fresh, sauce the same. Green hot sauce is good to mix with the red. My Chicken flauta's were good. Nothing great to write about. This place really brings in the young and old. A long standing Restaurant... More 

Thank Martha K
Nesconset, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This place is hands down amazing. The food is out of this world amazing. I could eat here everyday! Lol the Margaritas are great. I would deff recommend everyone to come here. Its excellent and the atmosphere is great. I absolutely love this place !!!

Thank itscandices
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I like Ponaks. It's consistently good and you can always count on a delicious Margarita. The staff is efficient and does their job well and they're always friendly and helpful. The place is clean too.

Thank Deborah G
Ontario, California
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

So, this crowded place packs them is and it is a very good place. best of all was the Guacamole.. which rivaled all the best in California... rest of the meal was basic but good Mexican food with good margaritas and big portions.

Thank markj4golf
Kansas City, Missouri
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238 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Although I have not been here in years, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the food was still extra yummy. We sat in the bar and bypassed the line waiting for the dining room. Our server was very attentive!

Thank littlepepita
Independence, Missouri
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124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you visit KC, and you're hungry for great Mexican food, you gotta visit Ponak's! This restaurant is an established tradition and has very tasty dishes including your favorites. The margaritas are probably the best in town. This is the first restaurant to serve Boulevard Brewery's famous beer, and its right across the street, so enjoy a beer as well!

Thank Joe R
Blue Springs, Missouri
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265 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to every Mexican place in Kansas City except Ponak's and finally made it. The place is just what I love a combination dive bar and fun restaurant with great food. The portions are huge so go hungry. Kansas City is a real melting pot of great restaurants and the Mexican restaurants are no different. I have my... More 

Thank scott n
Saint Louis, Missouri
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I had not been to Ponak's for years. We decided to stop for lunch before the art fair on the Plaza. It was packed on a Saturday at 12:45. My wife's guacamole burrito is very good. I had street tacos. Both were excellent. The have amazing salsa with a nice spicy kick. The bill was $12.00! Great food and super... More 

Thank James M
Kansas City, Missouri
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had not been here in years and my family tried it out! It was pretty good! As a table we had tamales, chicken tacos and nachos! All was pretty good eats! Probably would eat here again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2856 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3613
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-753-0775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?