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El Pico

) #40 of 205 Restaurants in Independence $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
106 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
+1 816-252-7426
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajita salad” (2 reviews)
“fresh chips” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
$$ - $$$
106 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
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Reviews (37)
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We had some lunch specials. Very good fresh chips and salsa. Small restaurant but nice. Food was good, fresh as well.

2  Thank shelby m
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice and cozy restaurant. I always get the fiesta enchiladas and if you do, too, I highly recommend the pork. It is simply put - excellent! There are always daily specials and the prices are affordable ( taco Tuesday are $2)....More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I visited this restaurant because I have heard rave reviews from some people who work nearby. The place is small, but I like the decor. The waiter was very nice and attentive. I ordered the street tacos hoping that they would taste like the taco...More

Thank FrannyGlass1976
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Decent food, but nothing really stood out and everything seemed bland. I wouldn't go there again unless it was my only other option. It's something cheap and for the family, really. Nothing worth going out of your way.

Thank A Girl From G
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Folks, this restaurant serves good food. If you are on the plaza and thinking Mexican, why not? A bit pricey, but solid and fairly tasty. Some of the workers there are actually beautiful... so that adds to the ambiance. However. Queen Taco on 23rd street...More

Thank Mateo1961
Reviewed 14 November 2016

For a quick meal, stop by and have fajitas. Chips were light and crisp and salsa had a smokey flavor.

Thank tchelle1111
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful evening when I was walking on the Independence Square and I decided I needed a Margarita. El Pico was open and looked inviting so I went inside. I was greeted by a young, friendly waitress who agreed to sit me outside...More

Thank Dannielle W
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My problem with this place is that the flavors are not outstanding. My fave is just their chips and salsa. Delicious! Be aware also that their serving size is small compared to their $$ prices.

Thank Niborx1
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I love that when you sit down at a Mexican restaraunt you can start eating chips and salsa right away. El Pico's chips were thin and salsa was delicious. There is one item highlight on their menu l, street tacos. My favorite was the pork....More

1  Thank marshall5686
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The food and service at El Pico were just what was needed. After taking a mule pulled wagon ride around town, we were hungry and needed to grab a quick bite to eat before heading to our scheduled visit of President Truman's home. El Pico...More

Thank Bonnie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-252-7426
  • E-mail
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