La Tropicana Tacos y Más is the perfect mash-up of authentic taqueria and modern Mexican restaurant. Abundant parking, a bright, clean interior, diverse menu – including regional Mexican and Latin American options like pupusas – and full service from comfortably bilingual servers makes this an easy transition for your friends and family who aren’t sure about hitting the authentic taco joints.
The tacos are traditional style with familiar choices like pollo, chorizo and carne asada, as well as more adventurous options like lengua and tripa. The specialty, though, are the tacos de papa, a fried taco filled with mashed potatoes, lettuce, avocado and crema. The servers will put two bottles of sauce on the table, but you’ll only need the green sauce for the tacos de papa.
Of course you’ll also find burritos, tortas, quesadillas and enchiladas, all executed perfectly, but regulars show up for pupusas and pozole daily. The pupusas are an excellent value, filling and flavorful, with chicken, pork and bean options, served with curtido, the delicious tangy slaw that’s traditional with these El Salavadoran staples. La Tropicana serves menudo on Saturday and Sunday, so expect a big after-church crowd if you try Sunday lunch. For the picky eaters (read: kids), the menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches.