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La Cucaracha

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36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2608
+1 651-221-9682
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleased with our experience at La Cucaracha! Service was great, server was friendly and attentive, with manager interacting with customers and ensuring everything ran smoothly. Food was delicious, shrimp tacos were amazing, and some of the best refried beans I've ever had. I wish the wine selection was a little deeper, and the red by the glass was too... More 

Thank Shu123456
St Paul Minnesota Usa
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Good Mexican food with a down home family atmosphere and friendly service. I ordered Gina's Tostadas (Vegetarian) and loved them.

Thank donih
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

3 friends and I chose this spot on a Fri. Night out. Great fajitas, enchiladas and I especially recommend the cactus salad.

Thank magpew
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic establishment. You feel right at home. The dim lighting gives a relaxing, cozy vibe. I highly recommend dining at La Cucaracha.

Thank Yianni S
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158 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I've had some great Mexican food here in several visits over the years. had the Taco salad last time and was not impressed. Stick with the real meals I guess. Had the mole in past visits and it is really good. Might be a bit pricier than some places but the food is generally exceptional. The margaritas so-so. Service is... More 

Thank BCNDWorld
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This locally owned restaurant has been here for years. The food is great and they have very good happy hour specials. I would recommend the Gina's Yucatan Tostadas and also the Nachos Aztecas. Good vegetarian choices.

Thank stpauldiner
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Love going here for the Huevos Rancheros. Nice and spicy. Everything is fresh and much better than the other Mexican restaurants I have tried in the Cities.

Thank Tallcool1225
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times and it has always been outstanding! Fun, lively atmosphere, wonderful food and service--nothing more to want!

Thank Kelly B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

With a long tradition in Saint Paul, La Cucaracha serves good, but not great or particularly creative, Mexican food in a festive atmosphere. Good for a routine night out for some familiar Mexican fare and cervezas or margheritas. Look elsewhere for fine Mexican cuisine or something more creative or trendy.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This place is terrible, I can't believe anyone would give it a good review and call it real Mexican food. Food taste old, decor is old and outdated, and service was slow. Would not recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Dale St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2608
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-221-9682

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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?