Carryout

El Centenario

1306 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

As one of the Mexican restaurants downtown, El Centenario boasts a hearty lunch and dinner menu that people love. Come and check them out today!



El Dorado Mexican Grille & Cantina

3627 S.E. 29th St. #101, Topeka

El Dorado offers an extensive selection of homemade Mexican favorites, including tamales, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas. All of the dishes are made from scratch, and the house margarita can go head to head with the best in town.

Owners Elias Gallardo and Miguel Escamilla remodeled the restaurant's space extensively before opening in July 2010. The dining room has a warm and cozy atmosphere, and the spacious booths are perfect for dining with friends and family.



El Maguey

1630 SW Arvonia Street, Topeka

El Maguey is the first Topeka franchise of a regional restaurant chain with several locations in the Kansas City area and Missouri. Owners Juan Jasso and Martin Leon, who also owns Las Fuentes on Topeka Boulevard, said the restaurant specializes in a wide variety of familiar Mexican dishes with traditional flavors and ingredients.



El Taquito Express

5141 S.W. 29th, Topeka

Opened in January 2013, El Taquito Express is a small carryout/drive thru eatery near S.W. 29th and Fairlawn.

Open at 6:30 a.m., El Taquito is one of the few Mexican restaurants in Topeka where you can get breakfast burritos including pork, chorizo, and sausage and bacon.

For lunch or dinner try one of the authentic tacos — Tacos de Barbacoa or Tacos de Cochita Pibil are favorites — or try the delicious Envueltos de Mole (a rolled corn tortilla dipped in mole and stuffed with chicken) among a variety of other fresh and unique dishes.



Express Japan

1801 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Located between Subway and Chick-Fil-A in the food court inside West Ridge Mall, Express Japan opened early in 2010 and features, as you'd expect, Japanese cuisine. If you love teriyaki you're in the right place as Express Japan offers chicken, beef, shrimp, chicken & shrimp, chicken & beef and tofu varieties. For vegetarians, they offer several options including vegetarian soba as well as tofu teriyaki. (Updated 5.24.10)



Freddy's Frozen Custard

1050 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Freddy's Frozen Custard prides itself on recreating old-fashioned favorites, using hard work and integrity as the main ingredients in every meal. Enjoy favorites like a Chicago-style hotdog, a one-of-a-kind steakburger with thinly sliced fries or stop in for some freshly churned frozen custard reminiscent of the custard served along old Route 66.



Gage Center Bowl

4200 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

Sure, you can knock down pins at Gage Center Bowl, but this place is also known for its food. In fact, plenty of folks come here just to eat. Start out the day with breakfast favorites: eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, toast, pancakes, French toast, juice and coffee. Then check out the cheesy pizza. Probably the best thing, says proprietor Rex Haney, are Gage Bowl’s burgers. “Great burgers,” he says, “great chicken strips, the pizza is very good.” The restaurant seats about 50 people. You can call in advance to reserve lanes or space for a party. (Open bowling ends around 9 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays for league bowling.)(Updated 5.24.10)



Gambino's Pizza

3613 N.W. 46th St., Topeka

Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Top your thin or original-crust pizza with any of about 20 toppings, or try a sandwich, pasta or chicken wings. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere or call for delivery to a North Topeka address. (Updated 5.24.10)



Gambino's Pizza

844 Washington, Auburn

Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Bring the family and top your thin or original-crust pizza with any of the mix of about 20 toppings. The Auburn store closes from 2 to 4 p.m. on weekdays. (Updated 5.24.10)



Gambino's Pizza

404 Circle Drive, Silver Lake

Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Bring the family and top your thin- or original-crust pizza with any of the mix of about 20 toppings. The Silver Lake store closes from 2 to 4 p.m. on weekdays. (Updated 5.24.10)