Boca Chica Restaurant

4.7
963 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 963 people are saying
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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The fried tacos are good, the service was mediocre. Prices are also pretty high for what it is.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so consistently delicious, and served hot and fresh! Very clean and attractive, cozy environment.

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JoanW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to go out to eat. I know that the food will be amazing and served hot and fast. Service was friendly as usual. I will go back as soon as I can!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I have been to this restaurant before and have always loved the food so I wanted to bring some friends there hay had never been there. Unfortunately our experience was not very well. It took over 15 min from sitting down to even have someone get us water and that took us flagging someone one down. We understood the waiter didn’t know he was assigned to our table and that he was new. We have all been there and understand. The food was great and we enjoyed it! We also noticed several of the tables around us that he was also the server for had very slow service with no help from others or the manager. We ordered dessert and two of us got the same thing and couldn’t eat it because of how terrible it was. I asked for a box for my leftovers 5-6 times before I finally got one. Overall my friends will not be going back and it was very disappointing to have that type of service but even more so the lack of help and direction a new employee did not receive from his manager.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

There were three of us and two of us got sick.

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MonicaZ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff. We went twice in one week because we had such a positive first experience. Second time was just as pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Mexican food. Very good. Friendly service.

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Douglas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Haven't been here in a long time. Food and service was good. Price's were well within the range for this type of establishment.

JK
JaniceK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers are so friendly and welcoming. The food tastes like your abuela cooked it just for you! And the food is always consistent. We have never had a bad meal at Boca Chica!

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been going to Boca Chica‘s for over 35 years. Great food great dining experience.

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MNWanderer
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a solid Mexican restaurant, and it will be much better when staff does not have to boot us out do to 1.5 hour COVID-19 restrictions! It's a bit of a drive for us, so will not be returning for awhile.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great! Very fast service. Served nice and hot. Very generous portions. Hostess and Waite staff very accommodating. Food is consistently very good. So nice to have automatic doors.

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vipMama
Minneapolis
165 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was great very attentive. First time here. Michelada lil watered down. I had a trio beef enchilada, cheese enchilada and taco with black beans on the side. Enjoyed the food very much especially the black beans really food flavor.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Mexican Restaurant! Consistently Good!

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Timothy
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Coming from Texas a couple months ago, it has been really hard to find a great Mexican Restaurant. The service was great and everything was out quickly. Our waitress was super friendly with our kids! The food unfortunately just wasn’t very good. The fajitas were barely seasoned and thin chunks of meat. In texas you get thick steak slices and well seasoned. The margaritas were the worst out of the other four Mexican restaurants we have tried. Hoping to find some good Mexican food soon!

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LukeK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The wife and I enjoyed dinner

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Pots
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we decided to eat there. Very clean in the midst of Covid and food was excellent!

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WenM
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Super friendly service and large portions of delicious food. It was all good and we'll be back.

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DaleS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was served fresh, hot, and very flavorful. Best Margaritas in town.

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Webmom12
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boca Chica never disappoints! Have been going here for decades and never have had a bad experience. Already looking forward to my next visit!

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Designpolice
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My tostada was cold like it didn’t thaw totally when they microwaved it.

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LauraG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff did a fantastic job supplying hand sanitizer, masking, spacing tables and social distancing. Boca is an all time favorite and they continue to exceed expectations on their food and beverage. I would definitely recommend this food establishment!

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of the guests at our table had never been there before. They will definitely be going back! Best authentic Mexican food around!

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Yvette
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moving from Hawaii. My husband and I didn’t think we would find good Mexican food here and pleasantly surprised. The queso is the bomb and the crispy beef tacos awesome. We went twice in a row. Lisa was our server both days and super friendly, took really good care of us... oh the chorizo and egg really good as well.

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Trish
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress took some photos of us and did a great job. She even seemed to enjoy it.

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HollyE
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I was surprised at the charge for chips and salsa but it’s way worth it. The soup was a extra that wasn’t explained and not necessarily needed if you don’t want It. Maybe you could offer the chips or soup as an option. Just a thought. Otherwise we will be back.

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AndreaW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience overall and our server was the best ever!

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GlennH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Valentine's day braised rib special. So very good. Wife had her normal, Tamales Oaxaca. Consistently good, friendly service. One of my favorite places to eat.

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SchmidtStyles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a quality Mexican food experience for just the two of you or the whole family this is the place. Everything on the menu is excellent but my go to is the deep-fried flour tacos, they are Fantabulous!!
With the fireplace and the lights down low it was super calming. And then the summer the patio is the best at sunset.

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Patty
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Boca Chica! I have been going there for over 40 years, so warm and cozy on a freezing night in Feb.... and during Covid. I was pleased with how they have adapted to the new challenges and felt very"safe".

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LynneS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable experience, especially since my friend and I hadn't seen each other in a few weeks. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Both of us would recommend Boca Chica and I'm sure we'll return.

JW
JudyW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Have been coming to this restaurant for 30 years, never disappointed

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KalaT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. They did an awesome job on social distancing and had sanitizer at every table. For our first dining out in awhile it was a very nice time.

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BillC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! The only place we go for Mexican food in the Twin Cities.

CJ
ChristineJ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was waiting for the re-open and was not disappointed at all. The food was outstanding and our server was great. They had had sanitizer on ever table and kept it to a medium of 90 minutes. It really showed how customers and their safety are held in high regard. I just was there on 1-30-21 and already want to go back. I love you guys and so happy to see you pushing this pandemic❤️

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SarahH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boca Chica is a wonderful restaurant that consistently has good food & service. I’m grateful we get to dine in again! They are cautious with keeping to the Covid rules. We felt safe throughout our dining experience.

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Gordo
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Best Taco's in town.
Thanks Boca for a great evening.
Cant wait for the next time!
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PennyN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was so-so, bland. Service was excellent. Not in a hurry to go back anytime soon. Not that memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, drinks, atmosphere etc. Thank You.

JD
JulieD
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poco Loco margarita is best we’ve ever had!!!! A bit disappointed that the chips/salsa had to be purchased, when probably 95% of restaurants give them to you free with entree purchases. But they were very good!!! Flautas were crispy and flavorful. The two beef tacos were delicious and had A LOT of meat in them!! Thank you! Felt very clean and safe

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 4.7 stars by 963 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.