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“Comfortable Mexican Food”

Boca Chica Restaurante
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Ranked #63 of 908 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wabasha
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Great comfortable spot with great food and drink selection. This has been a favorite with service from three generations of the Frias family. The latest meal (shrimp) was as good as the first meal 30 years ago.

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Thank Mark B
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

ordered a catered lunch for 100 people and they loved it. we had the taco bar with both beef and chicken, the meats were all excellent and the quality was exceptional. the service was great, fast and well presented. the team loved it and no leftovers!!

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Thank glendale215
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We enjoyed our first visit to Boca Chica on a cold January day. The food was good (especially enjoyed the fried taco, rice and beans) and there is quite a variety on the menu to choose from. Chips are good (especially when they are hot from the oven) and wonderful salsa, too.

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Thank BCSunflower777
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Have been going there for many years. They have great food and drinks. This place has the best Mexican food, most places come and go this one has been around for a long time.

Thank barbcameron
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

VERY good place for individuals, couples or families. As pictures in the entrance of Boca Chica show, the same family has owned this restaurant since it opened (in much more modest facilities) 48 years ago. The fact that it has survived almost 5 decades is a powerful commentary on how people see this restaurant. It is located 5 minutes south of downtown St. Paul across the MIssissippi River. The area is called "the West Side" but it is NOT the western edge of St. Paul, so please don't be confused as to location.

Among the highlights are fried tacos, enchiladas, burritos, a large, nice taco salad, REALLY good guacamole, guisados (Mexican stew) and huevos rancheros. You also can "pick" two or "pick three" of various items, a nice option. The restaurant has a full bar, separated from the dining area, with excellent, reasonably priced drinks.

The restaurant is VERY good about putting together party trays or catering. We've done this. Food is very fresh, well packaged and tastes great.

Atmosphere is warm and pleasant. They genuinely enjoy talking with customers, helping them understand the various options. (See 48 years of existence).

This is NOT a high end, fancy restaurant where you will spend $40 or more for an entree. You can eat well for $10-12/person, including a non-alcoholic beverage (alcohol is more)

Once a month on a Saturday night there is music at dinner time (check to make sure about this).
Boca Chica also has created a "taco house" across the street where you can pick up a more limited group of entrees to take home, or eat in. The Taco House is not nearly as inviting a place to eat as the original restaurant.

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Thank Seniordad
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