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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)



Falling Water Grille and Lounge

1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

This small, upscale restaurant with about 25 tables can be found in the Capitol Plaza Hotel, featuring an open-air atmosphere where you can watch the kitchen crew work its magic. A breakfast and lunch buffet compliment the restaurant's eclectic menu. The customers range from hotel guests to Topeka's movers and shakers.

Breakfast is served from 6 - 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 - 10 p.m.

Next to the restaurant, the open-air Water’s Edge Lounge serves from 2-10 p.m Monday through Friday and 2-11 p.m. on weekends. It features delicious appetizers as well as perhaps the best beverage selection in Topeka, including an upscale wine list, Bella Verde vodka and Stella Artois beer on tap to name a few. (Updated 5.20.10)



Field of Greens

909 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Locally owned Field of Greens, which calls itself a garden bistro, profits from a dream location. It is the closest eatery to the capitol complex in downtown Topeka. It opened in 2002, offering soups and 50 varieties of salad.

The buffet is stocked with everything you need to make a great salad, and the decor in this downtown storefront is fun. On nice days, find a seat outside and people watch.



Five Guys Burgers and Fries

1191 S.W. Wanamaker, Suite B, Topeka

Five Guys was one of the last restaurant openings of 2014. As a part of the Crosswinds Commons, Five Guys joins other businesses, such as McAlister's Deli and Pie Five. Five Guys offers fast casual dining, with fresh (never frozen!) burgers and fries. The Topeka Five Guys location is the first in the states of Kansas or Missouri to offer milkshakes.



Forbes Snack Bar at Forbes Golf Course

700 S.W. Capehart Rd., Topeka

After hitting a bucket of balls or finishing nine holes, the snack bar at Forbes Golf Course offers food to fill your belly. The fare isn’t fancy. Then again, sometimes a chili dog (a big seller) just hits the spot. The prices are cheep, too.
Grab a can of beer (or a six pack) before hitting the course with buddies. Or choose something more hydrating, like Gatorade.
Forbes also offers a party room for special events and tournaments. The course is open sunup to sundown, and the snack bar is open whenever the course is. (Updated 5.28.10)



Globe Indian Cuisine Restaurant and Bar

117 S.E. 10th, Topeka

Globe, a family owned eatery, has offered authentic Indian cuisine to the downtown crowd during lunch and to family diners in the evening since 2002. All dishes - vegetables, rice, chicken, seafood, etc. - are cooked individually in the traditional style of northern India.



Godfather's Pizza

5300 S.W. 17th St., Topeka

Since 1973, this chain that began in Omaha, Neb., has been serving hot, fresh pizza. Top one of three crusts – original, golden or thin – with any of the nearly 20 toppings. This location offers a lunch buffet weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet fun continues 5 to 8 Tuesday evenings. Have a big group? Ask about reserving the lobby space. It’s free.



Godfather's Pizza

1835 N. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Since 1973, this chain that began in Omaha, Neb., has been serving hot, fresh pizza. Top one of three crusts – original, golden or thin – with any of the nearly 20 toppings. Check out the lunch buffet weekdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and try all your favorites. (Updated 5.28.10)



Golden Corral

1601 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Golden Corral is a family-oriented, buffet-style restaurant. Enjoy several themed buffets, including a soup bar, a salad bar, steak and hot meats, Mexican food and other favorites. Don't forget to finish your meal with one of the wonderful choices on the dessert buffet!