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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 Mezcal III

5301 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

El Mezcal is a regionally owned and operated restaurant, serving delicious Mexican food seven days a week. With traditionally prepared Mexican-style rice and beans, El Mezcal keeps its regular costumers satisfied and is sure to leave a lasting impression on any patron new to the establishment. On Tuesday and Thursday, enjoy a margarita, frozen or on the rocks, for just 99 cents each.



El Mezcal Restaurant No. 4

511 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

El Mezcal is a regionally owned and operated restaurant, serving delicious Mexican food seven days a week. With traditionally prepared Mexican-style rice and beans, El Mezcal keeps its regular costumers satisfied and is sure to leave a lasting impression on any patron new to the establishment. On Tuesday and Thursday, enjoy a margarita, frozen or on the rocks, for just 99 cents each. (Updated 5.19.10)



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)



Fairway Café at Cypress Ridge Golf Course

2533 S.W. Urish Road, Topeka

The Fairway Café provides a welcome stopping point on the 18-hole city golf course. The café offers your basic snack bar fare: burgers, brats, hot dogs, cold sandwiches, chips and beer. Weather permitting, the golf course is almost always open, with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving. Business at the Fairway Café is dependent on weather and customers, too. A banquet room is available and seats 66 people. (Updated 5.20.10)



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.