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La Cucaracha

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Tiensestraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 23 44 68
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As per my brother they are quite a few mexican in the area but he had never the opportunity to taste this one. As per his word its one of the best in leuven. For me the food was quite well for a mexican place not the best i had but then i live in a country where i have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Cucaracha is a little restaurant in the center of Leuven. You get delicious Mexican food and drinks with great service.

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Ghent, Belgium
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Look, aside from the Mexican store in Brussels, this is by far the best Mexican food I had in Belgium. The rest is mediocre at best. The mixed appetizer plate is outstanding, and quite frankly everything I have eaten. The margueritas are also great to have. Too bad it's so busy ... but, to be expected in a student town,... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We absolutely recommend this restaurant! It was 10' before (kitchen) closing time when we entered but we were still welcome. The waiter was joking around and really friendly. We were hungry so ordered some tasty nachos first, while enjoying the promotion cocktail (iced margaritas) on the terrace outside. We loved the main courses as well. Thanks!

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Lommel, Belgium
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Last Tuesday my friends and I visited this restaurant. The kitchy interior reminded us of the way kids decorate the table for Mother's day, but we liked it anyway. The food and service was good, but nothing special. My friends took the mix of all Mexican specialties (Antojitos Mixtos) as a main course and liked it a lot, which is... More 

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Girona, Spain
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was there with my family. The food is not bad, but the service was rather slow and they also changed the side (rice by croketes, which I personally don't like) without warning us, due to out of stock. The waiter was friendly and make us feel welcome, although the loud environment and the lack of space make it a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The best mexican food I've had in EU, service was great, drinks were great. Our entire table enjoyed it immensely. Kind regards.

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Leuven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat. The chicken was super juicy and the beef fajitas were so delicious! I generally find restaurants in Leuven to be depressingly overpriced for what you get, but this was very reasonable... under 50euro for 2 people including drinks, we are both tall and can eat a lot and we left full. Furthermore we... More 

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Thank N Q
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

My boyfriend and I have had the pleasure to eat at La Cucaracha on several occassions. Despite the sometimes lenghty waiting times, the food is always worth the wait! The margaritas, nacho's and burrito's are of top quality! A certainty for a fun night out with your friends or loved ones.

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We came here on our way home from vacation in Spain. We found the restaurant just passing by on the street. The woman taking care of everything was smiling and helpful, the food, taco and tortilla,was nice and tastefull. Nothing wrong, just a positive experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tiensestraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 23 44 68

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