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Boca Chica Taco House

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407 Wabasha St S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1119
651-222-8226
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Taco House to Remember

Authentic Mexican flavors make this little dine-in or take-out restaurant a favorite with the locals. The enchiladas are outstanding as are the tamales- but I especially enjoy their bistek. Delicious! Don't confuse Taco House for the more formal Boca Chica restaurant just across the street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
VonPicky
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Pretty average food - a step up from Taco Bell for sure - their main restaurant serves the more filling/traditional Mexican fare. Service is pretty quick, but it can get nuts around lunchtime. Usually have the flautas lunch special - $5.50 for flautas, lettuce rice and a drink is not too bad at all.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I really enjoyed the patio and the interior of the restaurant was very nice. The food was mediocre and there are many more authentic Mexican restaurants in the area (within walking distance). I did enjoy the guacamole.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I've been to the Taco House for over 10 years and have loved every visit!!! Great Mexican food at a great price! Highly recommended!!!

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Jonesboro
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The food is served hot and relatively fast. The quantity was good for the price. I prefer the food across the street at Boca Chica aver the Taco House. But if you do not feel like a more formal meal than this will do. Not much parking and only one handicap spot.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've been here a few times now and every visit I try something new. I have not yet been disappointed. And even better are the affordable prices and the fact that they sell salsa outright. Good stuff.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What is great about Boca Chica is that the "taco house" is on one side of the road and the "restaurant" is on the other. It is the same food but one gives you nicer tables and a waiter. I'd rather pay less, get the same food, and be happy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been eating here since it Opened. Originally it was a converted Gas Station. Gueremo the Owner was the Nicest Owner you had ever met, the food is Authentic and Delicious Over the years it has gotten a little Pricey but the Quality is still Awesome

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a hidden gem in St. Paul! If you love Mexican food, you need to try this place. The prices are very reasonable, and I have yet to have anything "bad" from here. As a matter of fact, my husband and I make it a game: you can't have the same thing twice in a row! They have tacos,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Authentic Mexican flavors make this little dine-in or take-out restaurant a favorite with the locals. The enchiladas are outstanding as are the tamales- but I especially enjoy their bistek. Delicious! Don't confuse Taco House for the more formal Boca Chica restaurant just across the street.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I have visited Boca Chica several times with my daughter and family. It is definitely a favorite in the Twin Cities. The decor is fantastic; you really feel as if you are back in Mexico. The food is excellent and well-priced. And then there are the margaritas!!! Whew!!!

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Additional Information about Boca Chica Taco House

Address: 407 Wabasha St S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1119
Phone Number: 651-222-8226
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 Wabasha St S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1119
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-222-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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