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La Cucaracha

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36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2608
(651) 221-9682
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This locally owned restaurant has been here for years. The food is great and they have very good happy hour specials. I would recommend the Gina's Yucatan Tostadas and also the Nachos Aztecas. Good vegetarian choices.

Thank stpauldiner
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love going here for the Huevos Rancheros. Nice and spicy. Everything is fresh and much better than the other Mexican restaurants I have tried in the Cities.

Thank Tallcool1225
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times and it has always been outstanding! Fun, lively atmosphere, wonderful food and service--nothing more to want!

Thank Kelly B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

With a long tradition in Saint Paul, La Cucaracha serves good, but not great or particularly creative, Mexican food in a festive atmosphere. Good for a routine night out for some familiar Mexican fare and cervezas or margheritas. Look elsewhere for fine Mexican cuisine or something more creative or trendy.

Thank Michael G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is terrible, I can't believe anyone would give it a good review and call it real Mexican food. Food taste old, decor is old and outdated, and service was slow. Would not recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the enchiladas during my La Cucaracha experience and I very much enjoyed it. It is very clean and nice and a great time for the whole family. My only personal gripe was the beans. It is just my opinion and other people at my table thought they were delicious.

Thank Ben B
Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Owning a Mexican restaurant myself, this was a pleasant surprise to find a real Mexican place that did it up right. From the guacamole... to the Fajitas .. to the 100% agave margarita, the Bullfighter. The real deal....Check it out next time your in St Paul!

Thank Traveling_Thomacks
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Every time I've been there to eat I've told myself, "That was terrible" and vow to not return. Five years ago I gave them one star. Well, I went there again, for lunch, and now I'm really done. The service was friendly enough, but the food was way overpriced for the quality to bother with. The taco chips and salsa... More 

Thank LovesZebras
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

We have eaten at La Cucaracha a number of times over the years since we moved to this area but we are done for good. The food has always been great, hot, fresh and tasty, this time was no different. La Cucaracha is priced high but its location, demographics that live in this area and typical clientele are willing to... More 

Thank RedSoxsFanMan
Iowa City
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went with friends who have frequented this establishment for years and had a terrific experience. Great service, value and flavors. Chips are hand made and salsa is more interesting and flavorful than anything you'll find in your run of the mill chain Mexican restaurant. Fun dishes - I tried the cactus salad - and generous portions. We found parking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2608
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: (651) 221-9682

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?