Tiki Taco is opening a second location in Kansas City

Locally owned Tiki Taco is holding a grand opening for its second area location in Kansas City.

The new location, at 5400 Troost Ave., made its debut Monday. It offers a burrito- and taco-heavy menu that draws inspiration from Mexico and California, but also from Polynesia and Thailand.

In addition to traditional proteins, such as shrimp, al pastor and chicken, the restaurant also gives veggie lovers several options, including the jackfruit taco and mushroom taco.

Patrons can also drink frozen margaritas, along with drinks like Beach Bum and Tiki Milk Punch, made with rum, pineapple, Jarritos soda and local spirit brand Bronson’s Milk Punch.

The owners of Tiki Taco are renovating a 2,000-plus-square-foot building near Rockhurst University that has been vacant for years. The restaurant has brick accents and pops of red, yellow and orange. They also added a small patio area with umbrellas.

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