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La Cucaracha

36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 221-9682
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Ranked #163 of 786 restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $30
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
Elkridge, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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314 reviews 314 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 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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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Thanks to an on-line special, I was newly-introduced to this classic, long-time St. Paul restaurant. (We were able to enjoy a complete dining experience valued at $75 for less than half that price). Our deal included a Mexican shrimp cocktail appetizer, plus two full entrees, margaritas, and the waiter even threw in an extra a la carte order of delicious... More

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St. Paul
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated immediately, but felt rushed and unwelcomed by server from moment we sat down. Chips are $3 for a basket, greasy and tasteless with tiny bowl of watery sauce. Felt like a long wait for food even though restaurant was slow and appetizer arrived at same time, which kind of defeated the... More

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