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600 E US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050-2910
11:00 - 21:00
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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
Kearney, MO.
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437 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 wishes for your future, Lucia!

Thank KearneyCat
Independence, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 are so awesome!

Thank d0tk00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 waitresses and service. Their menu is limited, and beyond the tacos, taquitos and chimichangas, I... More 

Thank Bethe B
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186 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 shambles, and lastly the guacamole has zero flavor. I will never eat at Lucia's again...

Thank mrchristiangrey
Kearney, MO.
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437 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 lunch but the weren't very busy. We obviously had a newer server but for the... More 

1 Thank KearneyCat
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 my never to be humble opinion! Super crispy with double shells and great seasonings, Lucias... More 

1 Thank bisquitlips1
Independence, Missouri
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Lees Summit
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231 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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 and humid and walking inside the restaurant I expected it to be at least a... More 

5 Thank saiza
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?