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La Tropicana

) #134 of 240 Restaurants in Lawrence $$ - $$$ Mexican,
434 Locust St, Lawrence, KS 66044-1545
+1 785-749-3550
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
“enchiladas” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
434 Locust St, Lawrence, KS 66044-1545
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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....More

Thank Becky W
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...More

Thank Susan3922
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...More

Thank stOOOge
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
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
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...More

Thank 49viaggio
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...More

Thank ls66611
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
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...More

Thank GoCanes1
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...More

Thank TravelingJa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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