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Boca Chica Restaurante

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11 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2225 (Wabasha)
+1 651-222-8499
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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161 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a quick lunch before the Gangster Tour in St. Paul. Got there at noon - plenty of open tables. They have a very large menu - lots to choose from. The chips and salsa were very good and fresh. All authentic food. Margaritas also very good. I'd go back but would probably try some other authentic restaurants before.... More 

Thank Shannon J
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I needed to kill some time while the kids were seeing a concert at the Xcel. I was alone and the hostess sat me in a nice quiet table. It took me a bit to figure out the salsa thing. (This was my first time here). There was a very plain tomato sauce and a very spicy one. Both of... More 

Thank janelje
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable lunch here with friends recently. Very nice selection of entree's including: beef tacos, two different enchiladas (cheese and seafood), chimichanga, chicken in a red sauce, pork, and a small salad bar. Service was friendly and attentive. And free parking.

Thank JMP386
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Ate here last week, on a Thursday night. Place was nice, servers and host were helpful and pleasant, and although the place was not packed, we waited a long time for the drinks and food. Typically we don't mind as the four of us always have a great time wherever we go, but this was really slow service. The problem... More 

Thank vikesmike
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I'd wanted to try the Filete Tilapia (broiled tilapia filet with white rice, mango chipotle sauce, & beans) that I'd seen on their on-line menu, but we found out (only after waiting for a table & being seated) that the brunch was the only option. No notice that we could find, and they didn't say anything when we gave them... More 

Thank Sojourners4
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Service was fast. Food was fresh and hot. Waitress was polite and attentive.Totally enjoyed the evening.

Thank sbond001
South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

All I can say is it was a fantastic meal with great service. She was attentive, and always on hand for whatever we needed. She was busy too, very impressive. The food was great as well, always love getting Spanish rice ×2! Celebrating a birthday and it was perfect. Be back!

Thank Corey N
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had heard local folks describing Boca Chica as the best Tex-Mex restaurant in town, and so we had high hopes when we went in the door and saw their many awards from local magazines. First of all, the staff was very nice, the service was decent, and the decor is fine, with funky, colorful Mexican-themed murals on the wall.... More 

Thank DadB
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Restaurant/bar serving pretty good Mexican food. Varied menu selection at good prices. Also, the margaritas are smooth, varied styles and you can actually taste the booze. Chips come with a mild sauce, be sure to ask for the hot. Plenty of parking in their lot and also on the street. Summertime, the patio is open and a great place to... More 

Thank SanFranTrvlr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food! Chips and Salsa are addicting and go great with the popular cucumber margaritas. Great neighborhood bar & restaurant.

Thank NikkiA179

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2225
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-222-8499

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