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La Cucaracha

36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 221-9682
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Ranked #190 of 786 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Loganville, Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

While we had gotten recommendations for La Cucaracha from friends, our experience was sub par. It was a Tuesday evening, so things were not crowded. Yet our server was curt and not forthcoming with information. For example, there was apparently a free appetizer available. The server did not mention it. There were not even the free chips and salsa you... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great food! If you are craving good Mexican in St. Paul's Summit Hill neighborhood this place is hard to beat. They boast organic, local food too. Family friendly dining room separate from the bar area. We had the chips and guacamole for an appetizer. They are very heavy chips but that helps with the generous serving of thick guacamole. At... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Try the nachos - authentic cheese, chicken and garnish. Really the best in the Cities. Can't go wrong with the service.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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277 reviews 277 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I have been here many times and I've got to say it just keeps getting better. I got the chimichangas this last time I went and I was very pleased with how delicious they were. Ashley is the best server that works here. She always remembers us and makes us feel like family. The bullfighter is fantastic, I cannot think... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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334 reviews 334 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Nothing to see here... Move along... It's greasy, it's disrespectful towards Mexican food. My friend lives next door and talked me into revisiting this place after several disappointing encounters. All I can say is if you live within walking distance you learn to accept this place, because you have so few options, BUT if you have a car. Avoid this... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

When your thirsty for a Margarita order the Bull-fighter by the glass or pitcher. The enchiladas with the house "gravy" sauce is the recipe from the founder and Mother to the family that carry the traditions of old country cuisine, blending fresh spices, ingredients and patient cooking techniques. The true finesse of this busy little joint is that for over... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I had dinner with my family here. Great food, great service. The guacamole was particularly good, as we're the steak fajitas. The steak was a good cut and well marinated. Even though they were busy, they took time with the dish so that the onions and the meat had a good sear. Service was friendly and attentive, even though it... More

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minneapolis
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Not fancy, but this is one of my favorite restaurants. Great Mole sauce and great food overall. If you like tequila, this is your place. . . huge selection. Super friendly service. Everyone I've been with there loves the place. There's a great selection of different meals and so far they've all be very good. The place is fairly good... More

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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122 reviews 122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Red sauce on chimichanga was great. Could use a bit more hot / spicy on the chihuahua taco. Flavor was pretty good. Limited parking in the rear.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Food did not seem authentic to me, it tasted ok, but could have been purchased in a freezer section of the local grocery store for a fraction of the price. While the entire place was empty, we waited for a table, a waitress, a drink, and also our food. I go out of my way to avoid this place.

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