California Taqueria 700 Southwest Boulevard 816-474-5571
One school of thought holds that things are better when they're deep-fried. Case in point: fried ice cream, funnel cakes, fish 'n' chips, and the "soft-shell" tacos at California Taqueria. The key to their exquisiteness lies in the shell, which isn't soft at all but deep-fried to a golden brown, providing a crunchy texture to offset the tangy salsa, lettuce, cheese, and beef or chicken. Cheap, fast, and tasty, California Taqueria is a popular lunchtime destination, where the sounds of crunching compete with the ubiquitous strains of "Rawhide."