Specialty taco restaurant with two Kansas City locations will open in Johnson County

Tiki Taco is coming to downtown Overland Park.

The owners purchased the building at 7514 W. 80th St. last year and will expand the back portion for a summer opening.

Partner Lyndon Wade said it is slightly off the beaten path but it has plenty of parking.

“We bought it from a family that had owned it for decades and was ready to retire,” he said. “I grew up just south of there so it is kind of nostalgic for me. We’ve seen it just expand so nicely down there.”

It will have a full bar serving such items as frozen margaritas and its signature Mexican-style lager, Good Time, made by Kansas City’s Strange Days Brewing Co. It also will have a patio in front.

Tiki Taco offers a variety of tacos and burritos with steak, chicken, pork, seafood and/or vegetables.

The KC burrito has a choice of protein, curly fries or rice, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese and flour tortilla.

Its Crunchy Taco comes with a choice of ground beef, chicken or black beans, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato on a corn tortilla.

Other menu items include nachos, quesadillas, bowls, chips and salsa, and churros.

Tiki Taco first opened in mid-2017 at 1710 W. 39th St. with just a walk-up menu.

Brothers Lyndon and Lindsey Wade and their mother, Judy Rush, took over in early 2020, adding a dining room for 45 people, just before the pandemic temporarily closed dining rooms.

Chef Rich Wiles, who was previously co-owner of Westport Cafe & Bar, came on as a consultant and then a partner, along with Jason Kinslow, who also is director of operations.

They opened a location at 5400 Troost Ave. in October and are building a custom food truck that they hope to launch this summer.

“It’s been such a joy and such a good team and wildly successful,” Lyndon Wade said.

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