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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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 11
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  • 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
Best margaritas in town

We went there on Cinco de Mayo and were able to get a table after only a short wait. The restaurant manager was going around giving margarita samples to anyone waiting for a table which was definitely appreciated. The food was very good and service was also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
whitmanjm2
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is the place to go for Mexican food in Minnesota. I've been eating here since I was six months old- over 30 years! The food is consistently great. They have many options, including reasonable a la cart. They also use as much local and organic ingredients as possible and it reflects in the taste and quality of their meals.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went there on Cinco de Mayo and were able to get a table after only a short wait. The restaurant manager was going around giving margarita samples to anyone waiting for a table which was definitely appreciated. The food was very good and service was also.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It seemed promising as we entered: subdued lighting, soft traditional Mexican music, a cool bar. The service was slow on a quiet weekday evening. When the tortilla chips finally arrived, they were oily and the salsa was way-too-tomatoey for me. When my pal asked to upgrade the tequila in a margo, the manager came to our table and was sort... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went for dinner with a friend, ordered drinks, an appetizer, and two entrees. The entrees were delivered to our table before the drinks (or even water) were! A few minutes later the drinks arrived and then a few minutes after that the appetizer (which we sent back). What kind of a restaurant can't even pace a meal correctly? On the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Lunch today was very good. I had a sirloin steak burrito and it was hot fresh and like the menu stated"spicy" Excellent service and liked the motif. I'd go back often if I lived here.

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circlepines,mn
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about La Cucaracha

Address: 36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: (651) 221-9682
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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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 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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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