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Boca Chica Restaurant, Saint Paul, MN

Boca Chica Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1347 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Boca Chica Mexican Restaurant has served the flavorful, authentic cuisine of Mexico since 1964. It was then that Guillermo and Gloria Frias opened the doors to their new restaurant that seated only 28 patrons. Today, Boca Chica has grown substantially and is rated "one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Twin Cities," according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine’s March 2018 issue.


The authenticity of the food is maintained by making everything from scratch, the old-fashioned way, with fresh ingredients. Even the fiery salsa is still made with fresh tomatoes, chiles, and that special Frias family touch. Our menu includes some of the more traditional foods such as guisados, sopes, carne asada, chile rellenos, and tamales. Taste is never compromised. We also have a full bar featuring the city’s best selection of Mexican beers and premium tequilas. Voted "Best Margarita" by City Pages.

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (651) 222-8499
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We cater fiestas for birthdays, graduations, office parties, Grooms dinners, social gathering and many other special events. Let us help make your party a success! For smaller or more casual fiestas, we have the Party Tray Menu with a large selection of delicious food items you may choose to make your party special! For larger events such as weddings, anniversaries, quinceaneras or other formal celebrations, please call us to speak to our Full Service Catering manager Catering manager Jose Frias at (651) 222-8499.
  • Private party contact
    Jose Frias: (651) 222-8499
  • Neighbourhood
    Saint Paul
  • Cross Street
    Wabasha
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot and street parking available.
  • Entertainment
    Mariachi Flor y Canto performs regularly at Boca Chica every fourth Saturday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and for special occasions Nicolas Carter(Latin harp)and Pedro Torres(guitar)perform regularly at Boca Chica every second Saturday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and for special occasions.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,347 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Child-Friendly

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Good for groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Overall

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Ambience

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Value

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for business meals

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Healthy

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for special occasions

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Lively

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Most Booked

1,347 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food n service. Attentive n amazing. Will be returning

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  2. hennis

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Two friends and I had a great dinner Friday evening. Our server, Amelia, was immensely helpful navigating the menu for offerings that were more tolerable for someone with a gluten-sensitivity. Chips were fresh and tasty, and I personally love their hot salsa. Extra kudos for doing separate checks as we preferred. I’ve been here multiple times and will of course be back!!

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  3. SomePetersons

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! We will definitely be back. The patio was a nice surprise, and the food was wonderful!

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  4. LeslieW

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend the tacos de pescado . Our server Gloria R was fantastic.

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  5. Gaucho

    Minneapolis

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food and service was very good, but the kitchen kept getting our order wrong. Our waitress did everything to accommodate but we ended up eating something we didn’t order (but very good anyway).

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First experience here…. Loved it. Gluten free options available

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  7. GinaH

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this restaurant and will be returning. Great food and service

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  8. Gordy

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food - super service & a great atmosphere. Do not miss this classic!

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  9. KirkJ

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and people. Added bonus to have the mariachi band there.

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  10. MaryD

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of two seated promptly. Offered water as soon as we sat down. Waitress was taking our drink and app order within 5 min. Drinks arrived 5 min later and food order was taken. Dinners delivered within 15 minutes. Food was very good. The band walked table to table playing instruments and singing. Great job.. all enjoyed it. The only negative was the chardonnay wine tasted like some strong disinfectant was used to clean the glass.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Boca Chica Restaurant using the Order Online button. Boca Chica Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 222-8499.

Boca Chica Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1347 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Boca Chica Restaurant

11 Cesar Chavez St., Saint Paul, MN 55107

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wabasha
  • Neighbourhood
    Saint Paul
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot and street parking available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Mariachi Flor y Canto performs regularly at Boca Chica every fourth Saturday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and for special occasions Nicolas Carter(Latin harp)and Pedro Torres(guitar)perform regularly at Boca Chica every second Saturday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and for special occasions.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (651) 222-8499
  • Catering
    We cater fiestas for birthdays, graduations, office parties, Grooms dinners, social gathering and many other special events. Let us help make your party a success! For smaller or more casual fiestas, we have the Party Tray Menu with a large selection of delicious food items you may choose to make your party special! For larger events such as weddings, anniversaries, quinceaneras or other formal celebrations, please call us to speak to our Full Service Catering manager Catering manager Jose Frias at (651) 222-8499.
  • Private party contact
    Jose Frias: (651) 222-8499
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