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La Cucaracha

36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2608
+1 651-221-9682
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
“cactus salad” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2608
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 18 June 2017

This place isn't great. My enchilada was actually pretty bad. They don't give you free chips. The food is pretty expensive. Our service was slow. I went one other time and it wasn't that great, but I gave it another shot- I won't be back....More

Thank OnThePlane1
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We were seated and served very quickly. Happy hour drinks were a good value. The chimichanga was very good and stuffed with chicken. The enchiladas were also very good very filling. No free chips and salsa. You have to order them, but they are worth...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We visited "La Cucaracha" on cinco de mayo, my experience might not be the norm, but this was my experience. We were seated quickly, but our waitress did not acknowledge our table for a while. We ordered two $11 margaritas that came in cheap plastic...More

Thank ClaudiaLGSR
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I've been going to La Cucaracha for over 25 years. There's a reason they have "best in the Twin Cities" plaques. The food is authentic Mexican, well-crafted (full of flavors that are well-balanced) and the wait staff hustles. The Margaritas are exactly what they should...More

Thank DanB1960
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very pleased with our experience at La Cucaracha! Service was great, server was friendly and attentive, with manager interacting with customers and ensuring everything ran smoothly. Food was delicious, shrimp tacos were amazing, and some of the best refried beans I've ever had. I wish...More

Thank Shu123456
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Good Mexican food with a down home family atmosphere and friendly service. I ordered Gina's Tostadas (Vegetarian) and loved them.

Thank donih
Reviewed 27 November 2016

3 friends and I chose this spot on a Fri. Night out. Great fajitas, enchiladas and I especially recommend the cactus salad.

Thank magpew
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic establishment. You feel right at home. The dim lighting gives a relaxing, cozy vibe. I highly recommend dining at La Cucaracha.

Thank Yianni S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I've had some great Mexican food here in several visits over the years. had the Taco salad last time and was not impressed. Stick with the real meals I guess. Had the mole in past visits and it is really good. Might be a bit...More

Thank BCNDWorld
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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: +1 651-221-9682
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