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Boca Chica Restaurante

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican
11 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2225
+1 651-222-8499
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“enchiladas” (13 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
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11 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2225
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

What a fun dinner place. You know the food is good the second you walk in. While you wait, you can look at all the Mexican art in the dining room. You get chips and plenty of salsa. The small bowl of salsa is pretty...More

Thank Jean J
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Stopped by the Boca Chica restaurant tonight, its been a bit since I've been here and after tonight I don't know why. If you have ever visited the West side of Saint Paul you would understand its Mexican history in the city goes way back,...More

Thank thomaskunik0
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice, sit down Mexican restaurant. The most authentic in the state. Wonderful flavor and quality. Service is good and the environment actually makes you forget your in Minnesota for the time your there. You feel like your in the middle of Mexico. Absolutely must...More

Thank jessblackmail
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Food is served nice and hot and was good although I would like more grilled chicken choices. The enchiladas were very good with a wonderful sauce- chimichangas not quite as good and burrito was ok - I remember this restaurant as top of the line...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a little snack and a Margarita for my daughters Birthday appetizers and cheese dip were very good love the Patio!

Thank Carly S
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years off and on, live the Nopales salad! Great staff very nice atmosphere. Not a lot of good options for Mexican food in Minnesota this is very authentic. You can't go wrong with any of the options.

Thank Travis N
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We've been going to Boca Chica for literally decades. Things went downhill for a while after the Mama died, but have recovered nicely. They are still using Mama's recipes, which are seriously good. However, you may have to ask for "extra" sauce for the enchiladas....More

Thank ChubbyElf
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Good standard Mexican fare. Wonderful margaritas from our very friendly waitress. I love refried beans these a little too salty and Spanish rice only ok. Tinga al pastor and steak meats awesome.

Thank Rauzer65
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I met a friend here for lunch and was surprised. It had been 15 years since I have been here but I didn't recall it being that amazing. We sat on the patio and bypassed the buffet but just didn't realize all they were offering....More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 17 May 2017

In business since 1964, the Boca Chica boasts a loyal fanbase, and for good reason. Although I moved away in 1985, each time I come home I request we stop at Boca Chica. On a recent visit, my 76-year-old dad and I stopped for lunch....More

Thank AZSportyMom
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3 April 2017|
Response from SanFranTrvlr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a Mariachi band every 4th Sat of the month. Lunch buffet is $10.25, not sure about Sunday buffet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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