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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 good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“enchiladas” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
11 Cesar Chavez St, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2225
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Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stopped for a quick lunch before the Gangster Tour in St. Paul. Got there at noon - plenty of open tables. They have a very large menu - lots to choose from. The chips and salsa were very good and fresh. All authentic food. Margaritas...More

Thank Shannon J
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I needed to kill some time while the kids were seeing a concert at the Xcel. I was alone and the hostess sat me in a nice quiet table. It took me a bit to figure out the salsa thing. (This was my first time...More

Thank janelje
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Had a very enjoyable lunch here with friends recently. Very nice selection of entree's including: beef tacos, two different enchiladas (cheese and seafood), chimichanga, chicken in a red sauce, pork, and a small salad bar. Service was friendly and attentive. And free parking.

Thank JMP386
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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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