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La Cucaracha

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36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 221-9682
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
birthday party at la cucaracha

the restaurant was very clean, wonderful service and delicious food! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes mexican food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
marcia194741
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circlepines,mn
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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circlepines,mn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the restaurant was very clean, wonderful service and delicious food! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes mexican food.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went for lunch - even though this was Mexican, we thought the food was bland and average. The prices were expensive in comparison to similar restaurants. We won't hurry back.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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515 reviews 515 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Sorry, this is a long time favorite spot, It's owners need to do a I think a major review. The restaurant has several signs about Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine awards for best Mexican restaurant they won in 2005-2007. But none since then. Sadly, the reason is clear. Prices are way up. A modest size bowl of chips was $3.00 (This often... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A friend and I stopped for lunch. The location is interesting, the interior is from the early eighties. The bar selection was good and the service was good as well. The food was Mexican in name, but selection was stilted and the flavor was certainly absent. I got the first clue from the salsa and chips--the distinct taste of canned... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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305 reviews 305 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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576 reviews 576 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: (651) 221-9682

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?