Tropical Mexico Restaurant Pomona, recognized as “one of the area’s great Mexican restaurants,”
provide Authentic Mexican Food. The restaurant offers Fajitas, Shrimp Cocktails,
Enchiladas, Burritos, Tacos, Seafood, and much more.
Also with a full service bar at Tropical Mexico Restaurant, you can accompany your next
Mexican Meal with an icy Margarita, Lava Pina Colada, or a cold Beer. Pitchers of
Margaritas are very popular at Tropical Mexico Restaurant.
Professional Mexican Food Catering is also available. They cater to all type of events, from
casual to full service. If you are in Pomona, you must visit both of their Mexican restaurants
-Mexico Lindo Restaurant & Tropical Mexico Restaurant to satisfy your Mexican Food
In 1977, Jaime Lepe, at the young age of 23, purchased Tropical Mexico Restaurant with two
of his brothers. Despite Jaime’s young age, he had learned the essentials of running a
business from working several years at his brother-in-law’s Mexican Restaurant.
Jaime and his brother Fidel were the ones in charge of managing their restaurant in Pomona.
They worked long hours, and more often than not, would barely sell enough to cover their
costs. Nevertheless, they both had the dream of one day becoming successful business
Unfortunately, Fidel never got to see his dream come true. In February1982, there was an
armed robbery, which ended Fidel’s life. This tragic event changed the course of Jaime's life.
Devastated at the loss of his brother, Jaime decided to lease the business and move back to
Mexico. After spending a few months in Mexico, he returned to the United Sates.
Jaime and his soon-to-be mother-in-law acquired Mexico Lindo Restaurant in Pomona, CA.
Shortly thereafter, Jaime got married. Jaime and his mother-in-law jointly managed the
restaurant for several years, however, they eventually parted ways, and Jaime became the sole
In 1996, fourteen years after the tragic death of Fidel, Jaime returned to Tropical Mexico.
The lessee contacted Jaime and told him that he wished to cancel his contract. Jaime had no
desire to run the business due to the memories the business brought, and the fact that he was
busy with Mexico Lindo. He offered to lease the business to several people; however, no one
showed an interest. Thus, Jaime decided to give Tropical Mexico another opportunity.
Currently, Tropical Mexico Restaurant is owned and operated by JML Mexican Restaurants,
Inc. Jaime Lepe serves as President and Treasurer of the corporation; his wife and children
also hold board positions.