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434 Locust St, Lawrence, KS 66044-1545
+1 785-749-3550
Today
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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179 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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Thank Susan3922
Lawrence, Kansas
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842 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

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Thank Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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 

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Thank 49viaggio
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161 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 

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Basehor, KS
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11 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.

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Thank TravelBasehor_KS
Florida
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55 reviews
39 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.

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Thank GoCanes1
Lawrence, Kansas
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Stopped by here after biking the levy trail with some friends. Had the chicken enchilada verde and it was pretty tasty. Perfect margarita was also delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?