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Boca Chica Restaurant

4.5
626 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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 2009 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(651) 222-8499
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party contact
Jose Frias: (651) 222-8499
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wabasha
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Parking details
Private Lot and street parking available.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
What 626 People Are Saying
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MaryM (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Boca Chica was the first restaurant my 3 boys were great at. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Good quality food in a pleasant atmosphere. A nice place to connect with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food. Especially the sopa

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

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Kurt (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

Boca Chica is the best. Whenever we want to feel taken care of, we head there.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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BevoBiker72 (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

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TommyTraveler (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

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