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36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 221-9682
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Ranked #245 of 798 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $30
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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498 reviews 498 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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301 reviews 301 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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464 reviews 464 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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 0 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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