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El Tropico in Paterson is a well-known Mexican restaurant, delivering a familiar ambience with superb ice cream. It's a favorite spot for those interested in terrific food.
Only cash is accepted, so you'll definitely want to swing by the ATM beforehand. Glancing at the prices, one person won't have any trouble dining for less than $20, and can probably get in and out somewhere in the $10-to-$15 range, if you try.
In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you.
A good option for any meal of the day, anytime's a good time to swing by El Tropico. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.