New Restaurant In Kansas City North
I’m not a big gambler, to put it mildly. But the other night I was invited to the new restaurant, The Lucky Taco, at the Argosy Casino. So I went and ate – too much!
It’s a quite large dining space (holds nearly 150 people) fun music was playing, and there were tables for crowds (think after work) and regular seating as well. It was bright, festive, and most importantly: VERY good.
One thing I learned was that their chef de cuisine, Juan Zavala, was on the team that created the all new recipes. Zavala was originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, and has been at the Argosy since 2004 after receiving his degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Mexico City. It shows.
I do think there’s a serious problem there: they offer you all of these chips and then you can go to their very big salsa bar and create your own mixtures of salsas (from mango habanero to chile de arbol and a great pineapple one were three of my favorites) and toppings like onions and cilantro and a bunch of others – which you tend to overeat and then you’re not hungry for what you ordered. Wait, maybe that’s just my problem. And I still did manage to stuff down some excellent chicken mole.
I don’t think that many people know this place exists – at least it hasn’t been on my radar. I was informed they have 17 different margaritas. Personally, I do know they have beer. The Lucky Taco is easy to get to, just inside the front doors of the casino, close to downtown and north KC (duh), and you should go before everybody else gets lucky.