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La Tropicana Market & Cafe

Map & Directions 5001 Lindenwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109
  • Cuban, Mexican
  • Sun 11am-7pm, Mon-Thu 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am-9pm
  • cash, check, ATM/Debit
  • ATM, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Accepted
  • Street


Riverfront Times' Description

Lovers of Hispanic cuisine and ingredients travel from all points in the metropolitan area to this old-fashioned corner grocery and deli. The seating arrangement inside is spartan, although an outside courtyard is available when weather permits. The menu features close to a dozen whole-meal plates of classic Mexican specialties, along with chicken roasted in the Cuban style.

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  • on 05/06/09

    Cubans speak a dialect of Spanish that is notoriously difficult to understand. They talk fast, use a lot of slang, and often cut off the ends of their words. Lucky for you, however, if you go to La Tropicana to practice your español you'll mostly be speaking to a bunch of gringos and gringas who, like you, can't tell the difference between a margarita and a mariachi, let alone... More >>

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  • Chris T. on 10/23/10

    Best Cuban sandwich in town. The empanadas are awesome too.

  • Elina R. on 07/28/13

    Sunday is salsa. Come and eat and drink all you want while listening or dancing salsa, merengue or bachata. Very nice family!

  • Laura K. on 07/11/13

    The food is fabulous, and the family that owns it is really nice. If you have room for dessert (and maybe even if you don't) get the tres leches.

  • Caitlin K. on 06/05/13

    BEST Cuban sandwich!!!

  • BrandiLynn O. on 05/31/13

    The Cubans are awesome. Very friendly staff. This was my husband and my first time there and it will not be our last.

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