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Boca Chica Restaurante

11 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2225
+1 651-222-8499
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
11 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2225
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not decide on what ethnic cuisine to enjoy . Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Chinese. ...,Then I realized I was in BOCA CHICA land. Headed over had my favorite pork burritos, and only 1 special margarita. So FULL of deliciousness . As always, I stuffed my...More

Thank Aneesa K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boca Chica has taco Tuesday nights where you can prepare your own tacos with a good variety of fillers to choose from which is worth the trip. Chips and salsa are served while you are waiting for your food to arrive, which is also nice...More

Thank Lynne E
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This is a classic Mexican restaurant serving classic food. Enchiladas, tamales, refried beans, fajitas. All of it prepared very well and tasting great. The vibrant atmosphere and super nice staff make it a mainstay in St. Paul and a legend since 1964. We loved our...More

Thank DSWeimar
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This was fifth visit in about two years. Service is always fun and prompt. Food is prepared excellent, and reasonably priced. We had margaritas this time so the bill was a bit out of hand but our small group had a fun evening. Will definitely...More

Thank Shawn P
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I used to go to a place in Florida called Taco City and I have been looking high and low for that same perfect fried taco and now I have achieved that goal. Great lunch buffet weekdays and you get to try a little of...More

Thank tanorto
Reviewed 24 December 2017

There are many reasons that Boca Chica, opened in 1964, has expanded and remained popular. The large menu features a variety of Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. Weekdays there is an excellent buffet lunch available. There is a bar that serves good drinks, and again, modest...More

1  Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Authentic Mexican food that is priced reasonably. Expect a short wait if you go at the dinner hour. Always packed. One of our regular go-to Mexican restaurants

1  Thank mnguru1
Reviewed 5 December 2017

From the western exurbs of Minneapolis, it is a bit of a drive over to Boca Chica in St. Paul. They have great food. And every time we go there we are not disappointed. Fine food, friendly, competent service. Great atmosphere.

1  Thank pakrfan-wis
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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
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
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