El Tropico Restaurant & Bar is a nice find for Mexican fare and more in Okolona

From Insider Louisville, 8/23/2017

El Tropico Tacos

by Kevin Gibson

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I set out to try a Mexican restaurant I had hoped to write about. When we arrived, we found the place empty, permanently closed. Dejected, we started driving and found another Mexican place. Our bellies set on guacamole and tacos, we decided to try it.

It was terrible.

Recently, we set our sights on Barry’s Cheese Steaks and More in Okolona, and when we arrived we were told there would be a 45-minute wait for food. We were meeting friends in just over an hour. So, we again searched blindly, finding a place called El Tropico Restaurant & Bar.

It didn’t look all that promising, but I’m always ready to give a hole-in-the-wall Mexican place a shot, so we held our breaths and went inside.

And it was really good. Talk about a pleasant surprise, or maybe a happy accident. Maybe both.

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