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La Tropicana

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Mexican, Southwestern
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434 Locust St, Lawrence, KS 66044-1545
+1 785-749-3550
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Oskaloosa, Kansas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you want a place that is great for the kids to the grandparents try this out of the way Mexican restaurant and go on days that you want to sit outside. The patio is shaded and there are fans for those really hot evenings. Impatient children? The trains come by just across the street and many of us have... More 

Thank Becky W
Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We go here often, but my past two visits were very disappointing. I thought it was a fluke, but the second time the same thing occurred --- their nachos are now between 30-40% smaller and have much less ground beef on them than in the past. I was shocked the first time, though tit was a new cook, then the... More 

Thank Susan3922
Nashville, Tennessee
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198 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We found this little Mexican Food Restaurant last weekend after the football game. It had been recommended to me by a friend from KC. It's north of the River in Lawrence, but a very nice, quiet place; nicely decorated. My understanding is that it's been around for almost 50 years. But the food's the thing. After some rather ordinary Margaritas,... More 

Thank stOOOge
Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

great rice and beans served with the taco plate (and all the meals). Good prices... a bit too many onions in the guac, but overall, a great place with good prices.

Thank Susan3922
Lawrence, Kansas
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901 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

La Tropicana has been in North Lawrence for almost 50 years. The Del Campo family serves basic Mexican food in a friendly atmosphere. Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tamales, empanadas are offered with fun specials on the weekends. This isn't fancy, just the basics.

Thank Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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192 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Owned and managed by 2nd generation of the del Campo family who take care and pride in their restaurant and its food. Locals come here as family's or groups of friends to enjoy a relaxed evening. Friendly staff, inside or patio dining available. Good variety of traditional Mexican foods using family recipes. The inside decor is calm yet colorful with... More 

Thank 49viaggio
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

First off, don't order the cheese queso, it comes out of a can, and don't bother w/the cupcakes, they are NOT homemade... Let's get to the food, chips & salsa was average, wife had bean burrito and bean enchilada which she said was good, I had the chicken fajita which was excellent as well. Beer is in bottles only but... More 

Thank ls66611
Basehor, KS
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

This restaurant is way over priced and the food was not that good, just ok and reminded me of what I could make myself at home. We will not go back.

Thank TravelBasehor_KS
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Food good as was service. Sat outside. Patio could have used some ant spray, spider traps, mosquito lamps, etcetc. Was there 6pm & was aleady buzzin with flies & m'squitos. My fault for sittin outside but mngment could do something to at least cut back on the critters. Grub was worth it.

Thank GoCanes1
Lawrence, Kansas
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Would not be my first choice of Mexican food in Lawrence. Atmosphere makes you feel like an old school mexican restaurant in Mexico, lots of red and yellow. Lots of patio dining, would be nice on a nice evening. Not a whole lot on the menu, but the basic Mexican food is on there. Ordered the special Burrito Chile Verde,... More 

Thank Traveling J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 Locust St, Lawrence, KS 66044-1545
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-749-3550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?