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La Cucaracha

Tiensestraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 23 44 68
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“nachos” (13 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tiensestraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is small on the outside. We passed it without noticing. Service was good and friendly. The food was superb. The best Mexican restaurant I've ever visited. Drinks are also very good. Try the frozen mango margarita ! I will certainly return.

Thank Josse
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Great food, excellent service and chocolate tequila. The tomato salsa is amazing. You need to try the nachos as a starter.

Thank neldve
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I guess its the only place where italian dont miss their mother The food is amazing and unique FORZA LA CUCARACHA

Thank Giacomino P
Reviewed June 3, 2018

I came here based on a recommendation of a friend and I would say that the food was what I was expecting. The chips and salsa were already on the tables when you get in so already you know the freshness might be in question...More

Thank Nate080411
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

First, we had to wait A LOT for our food after we ordered. By the time we got our food, we had finished our margaritas (18.5€ for a small jar of margaritas with a lot of crushed ice...?). The burritos are good, mine was lacking...More

Thank bitBitos
Reviewed December 15, 2017

the best - forget the rest best Mexican food for mile, best atmosphere - do not miss it if you are in the neighbourhood & please say hello to the chef, Alejandro...

Thank stefdeturck
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

The mex tex ( more mex than tex ) is the best I've had in Belgium. I've been trying tex mex in Houston for years and so have some good references. This is a ting restaurant and you'll walk by unless you know it's there....More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

One of the classics in Leuven never fails. Good food, friendly staff and student friendly prices. Always happy to go there.

Thank Maarteke
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Great food, ambiance and service! We were here around 10 years ago and discovered the restaurant by chance. We were quite impressed and wanted to come back ever since. The cook and quality did not change!

Thank Dikkebuikbaby
Reviewed July 12, 2017

You need to try the frozen margaritas and nachos as starter! It's not culinarian food but it's honest, authentic food. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Your first impression when you enter the restaurant is not amazing but the food makes it right.

Thank MaartenSN
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Questions & Answers
Linda T
November 27, 2015|
Response from Anneleen P | Property representative |
Hello no we don't open on Sunday's unless you book a group starting from 15 persons then we open exceptionally. Do take note the reservation must be taken 3 days before or earlier. Greetings La Cucaracha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tiensestraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 23 44 68
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