We've always really liked this place, and go a handful of times a year. This time, it was apparent that they have pared down the menu, and that some of my favorites were removed. I was sad :(. The service was excellent, the food is really good, and the atmosphere is fun (particularly on the night we were there, since there was live Mariachi). We'll go back, but the menu reduction was disappointing.
Was downtown St Paul on business and go-to restaurants booked for Valentine’s. Just south across the river is great Mexican restaurant. Mariachi band was great without being obtrusive. Service excellent and prices cheaper than five minutes to the north.
It was such a friendly atmosphere. The waiter was so attentive and everyone was so nice. I was there on a date even customers were so friendly. Lady sitting next to me sparked a conversation. I love this place
Our group of 5 enjoyed a tasty, well served, meal with good vegatarian options for one of the group. Highly recommend Boca Chica.
Great, friendly service, excellent food, and the margaritas are great!
Our server was new, and slow. We usually have great service.
40 years of going there and we have never been disappointed....love food, people and dependability of the place.
I live in the Chicago area and was recommended to this restaurant. I think it was very overpriced for Mexican fare and the food was just so/so. I've had many, many better Mexican meals elsewhere for the price.
Always a great place to go to. Everything is always excellent.
Amazing food, very authentic. Large portions! Ambience was very fun, with a mariachi band popping into the dining area. Parking is difficult!
It's always good and has great selections
Boca Chica was the first restaurant my 3 boys were great at. Thank you!
Best margaritas around! Authentic food. Love the enchiladas mole
Been here before and found food and service to be spotty. This time around was no different.
Good quality food in a pleasant atmosphere. A nice place to connect with friends.
Great food. Especially the sopa
It was less crowded this time around (bonus for parking). Staff was very helpful & friendly. Liked the Christmas décor. Not much wait time for meal. The room temp. was a bit chili, otherwise another pleasant experience. Thank you.
Boca Chica is the best. Whenever we want to feel taken care of, we head there.
Maybe it was only me, I felt like I could tell the tortilla chips tasted fresh. I knew then the meal served will not be frozen and reheated. I ordered a chicken enchilada and it came out promptly. The portion sizes were huge and tasted like it was prepared for me. The only knock is I wish the chicken was infused with some spice. Instead they relied on the salsa topping. Unfortunately, to do that, it would take another 30 minutes to prepare my food for marinating the chicken. That would mean they would have to prepare it in advance and no longer fresh. I'd rather take fresh food. Our waitress also was also attentive to our table even though she was assisting with a party of 20. The decor was pretty good too.
Been coming for at least 20 years. Best authentic Mexican food. I've tried many restaurants around Twin Cities, and always come back to Boca Chica's. Way back when, they used to make house Margharita from scratch. Now its premixed from the spout. Not nearly as good as I recall.
My favorite Twin City Mexican restaurant for many years. Haven't been back for a few years and it was "just like old times" ----- same ambiance, excellent unhurried service, terrific family recipes, and on and on! Took a friend for a special night and a new experience for her ( she loves Mexican food) ----- Perfect.
When we are in the Twin Cities to visit family we always try to include a visit to Boca Chica. We live in Seattle, but I am a native of San Antonio, TX and always look for good Mexican food when I travel. Boca Chica's menu includes much more than some of the standard, blah TexMex I have found at other restaurants in the area. This particular visit was Friday evening, the day after Thanksgiving. It was very busy and a bit noisier than usual, but not surprising for that day. Several large family groups were easily accommodated, while the two of us were also served in a timely manner.
I say, Viva Boca Chica!
Basic Mexican food. If you need a food fix this will satisfy you. I would go back if I was in the neighborhood but I would not make it a destination place.
Great food! Been coming to Boca Chica since 1967! Once a month!! Believe me!!!
Authentic Mexican cuisine. Wonderful staff.
was seated right away, very friendly and courteous staff, food and drinks great.
Food was too salty
The margaritas are great, and so is the food. All four of us had something different, and we were all very pleased. The queso and chips to start and the churros to end made for a perfect meal.
Delicious meal and quiet enough to hear our conversation!
Have never had a bad experience- friendly staff and great food