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Boca Chica Restaurant

4.5
639 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 639 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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ShirleyE 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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CharlieB (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Our group of 5 enjoyed a tasty, well served, meal with good vegatarian options for one of the group. Highly recommend Boca Chica.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great, friendly service, excellent food, and the margaritas are great!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server was new, and slow. We usually have great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

40 years of going there and we have never been disappointed....love food, people and dependability of the place.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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MrFabulous (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a great place to go to. Everything is always excellent.

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roundthetown (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food, very authentic. Large portions! Ambience was very fun, with a mariachi band popping into the dining area. Parking is difficult!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

It's always good and has great selections

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MaryM (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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TeeCee (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Best margaritas around! Authentic food. Love the enchiladas mole

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Been here before and found food and service to be spotty. This time around was no different.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 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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