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Lucia's - CLOSED

600 E US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050-2910
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
1 Oct 2016
“Didn't like this at all.”
19 Aug 2016
“Kansas City's Best Deep Fried Tacos is No More”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
600 E US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050-2910
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1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 1 October 2016

They put Parmesan Cheese on the taco shells, some people love it and some hate it, I didn't really like it. My husband got watery beans and Alpo for dinner, it was awful.

Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

PERMANENTLY CLOSED Sorry to hear Lucia's have permanently closed after 22 years in Independence. We have driven all the way from Kearney to eat their wonderful deep fried Tacos. In A Tub has them and so does Rancho Grande, but Lucia's were the best. Best...More

Thank KearneyCat
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We love eating at Lucia's! They have a great assortment of variety o n their menu. They are accommodating to their customers, even those with special food restrictions. Its the only place that tastes close to my mother-in-law's awesome authentic Mexican cuisine. Their chicken tacos...More

Thank d0tk00
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I agree with the other reviews that they have the best tacos, but also that since moving across the street the prices have gone drastically up (expected, since they have a much higher overhead). We love the owner, but we've had several issues with the...More

Thank Bethe B
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Lucias used to be an amazing little taco joint. Now, the salsa is terrible and tastes like watered down tomato purée. A Mexican restaurant must pride it's self on its salsa and this one does not. The service is sub par, the building is in...More

Thank mrchristiangrey
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We haven't been to Lucia's in a while since we live 25 miles North. The Double shell crispy Tacos are wonderful. They cost more than we are used to paying up North at 6 for $15.95, but they are the best! We were there for...More

1  Thank KearneyCat
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I have eaten a lot of good tacos over the years, but Lucia's are in the top 1% without a doubt. The remainder of their menu is also very good, but the tacos rise to the creme de la creme of the taco universe in...More

1  Thank bisquitlips1
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Foods okay but ever since they moved across the street they've raised their prices higher than Everest. The owner is out of touch with technology and the prices she shows on her web site are actually higher than she advertises.

2  Thank mtman17
Reviewed 8 June 2015

I don't know what crappy tacos everyone else has had in KC that make Lucia's the best, but they're definitely not the best. My bf and I ate here after the Strawberry Festival at the Vaile mansion and it was near 90 outside, super hot...More

5  Thank saiza
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Service was slow Sala was bland and white cheese dip bland the beef tacos were greasy dripping all over the plate

Thank shelby m
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Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050-2910
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
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