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La Cucaracha

#650 of 10,161 Restaurants in Rome
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, Latin,
Via Mocenigo 10A, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3974 6373
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Via Mocenigo 10A, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I never expected to eat at a Mexican restaurant while visiting Rome, but this one was right across the street from our hotel, so my husband and I gave it a try. We were very pleased. The restaurant is only open for dinner and they...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went there since it was across the street form the hotel. You can make reservations. It is only open in the evenings but the food is good. During the day it is not noticeable since there is a metal door that is pulled down.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Oh my this food was awesome. I thought....why are we doing Mexican in Rome but having looked on trip advisor thought we'd try....before leaving the restaurant we had already booked our next dinner. The only problem I have had since coming home 6 months ago...More

4  Thank mollyseven7
Diana C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cucaracha, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you some much!!! You are always welcome :)

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten in quite a few Mexicans in my time & although the people who run it are extremely nice, the food on offer is not. It’s bland at best. I’m afraid to say this is a place to avoid.More

1  Thank Lilsim2012
Diana C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cucaracha, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

We are sorry about you don’t enjoy your diner. I don’t know what you ordered. We have a very variety menu because we have Italian, American and Mexican costumers and each one has their own particular taste that’s why we offer options for everyone. Also...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The decor is lovely and the service was good. We had a bottle of very good and reasonable wine. I had median taco with beef steak. It came with refried black beans. They spread across the plate, no rice and no salsa. A bit of...More

Thank A S
Diana C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cucaracha, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Sorry to read you don’t like it, is true we had to adapt some recepies for the Italian flavor and the ingredients we don’t find here but we try to keep as much as possible the Mexican flavor in everything. You are always welcome to...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017

In an attempt to break away from the pasta and pizza we opted for Mexican. Conveniently located across the street from our hotel this seemed like an easy choice on a cold rainy night. Cozy little restaurant with Mexican-themed artwork on the walls and lovely...More

Thank DRNJ1960
Diana C, Proprietario at La Cucaracha, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018
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Buenas tardes Drnj1960 Gracias por su tiempo y recomendaciones me permita solo explicarle algunas cosas que son diferentes en Italia...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Finally I found a real mexican restaurant in Rome. We came here for my birthday and they didn't let me down. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and professional and mexican!!! I had a margarita and the tequila was good. I will definitely come...More

3  Thank MoniUsa
Diana C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cucaracha, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

You are always welcome!! Thanks!!

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We ate here three times during our two week stay in Rome and found the food and service to be excellent on each occasion. The food is authentic, and the owners and staff were extremely hospitable. The place gets very busy on Friday and Saturday,...More

1  Thank Chris K
Diana C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cucaracha, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your visit! You’re always welcome!!! Sorry, but yes, reservations are necessary. By the way we only pick reservations by phone. We wait you soon!!!

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Showed up on a busy Saturday night, granted, without a reservation. The main waiter at the counter kindly found us a space to sit for two which was very accommodating of him. After being seated we were handed menus, but slowly realized that we were...More

Thank Anton M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't have a reservation but a family of 5 were accommodated. The food really hit the spot and was incredibly tasty. One of our family thought it was his best meal during our time in Rome. Would we go again? Without a doubt. 5...More

4  Thank holidaymanchester
Diana C, Proprietario at La Cucaracha, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017
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Gracias por haber visitado la cucaracha Hasta pronto Mi casa es su casa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mocenigo 10A, 00192 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 3974 6373
Rich local dishes, spicy specialties and a wide assortment of beers and cocktails. The room is cozy and the strictly Mexican furnishings create a warm atmosphere with Latin American music. A real explosion of cheerfulness. The family atmosphere makes the tasting of culinary specialties more enjoyable. The restaurant is open only in the evenings, every day, even after the theater. The reservation is necessary.
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