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Boca Chica Restaurante

11 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2225
+1 651-222-8499
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“enchiladas” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
$$ - $$$
11 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2225
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for many years! Wonderful food, authentic Mexican food. We have never been disappointed. Staff is awesome!

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A quick drive from the convention center. Very authentic Mexican food! 2 of our party had the lunch buffet. Many items to choose from. The other 3 of us ordered off the menu. The fresh chips and salsa were very good! I had the taco...More

Thank sadieh923
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Nice lunch buffet. FRIED taco anyone? Indoor and out door seating in summer time. Fun neighborhood to explore as well. St. Paul is moving on up...

Thank Erich M
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4 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
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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