The Tropical Story

Traditional Latin Cuisine

Founded by  Jimmy Illescas, the Tropical Restaurants heritage stems from some incredibly soulful talent in the kitchen and a passion to bring the very best to the people who demand truly authentic Latin dishes our customers have come to love. The story of Tropical and the early beginnings is a rich history of tradition and culture.

Founder Jaime Illescas and his chain of traditional Latin Restaurants have won many excellence awards over the years.

Recognized by The City Of New York, Tropical Restaurants have been recognized as cherished assets to their communities!

NEWS

RAY LIOTA STOPS BY TROPICAL #3

Tropical #3 was scouted and shot on film in 2017 for a show starring none other than Ray Liota. He and the crew absolutely loved the traditional cooking at Tropical #3 as have many celebrities in NYC.

TROPICAL #5, OUR LATEST FAMILY MEMBER

Our family is growing with our fifth location serving our greatest hits menu! When you're counting on the most delicious Latin food you'll find in NYC, order from Tropical right now.