Queen Taco: The best tacos you’ve never heard about

  • You can almost eat like a king at Queen Taco in Independence.

I wasn’t surprised when there wasn’t a chorus of raves for Queen Taco from the readers commenting under Jonathan Bender’s morning Fast Pitch post, “Who makes a terrific taco in Kansas City.” After all, unless you live in Independence, you probably haven’t heard of Aaron and Cicci Carreno’s unassuming little Mexican restaurant at 11771 East 23rd Street. I had passed the place at least a dozen times myself on my way to the Mugs Up drive-in.

Is it worth a visit? Hell, yes! That is, if you can find it. It’s next to a tattoo parlor, just west of the Mandarin House.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink