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About Boca Chica Restaurant
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.
Saint Paul, MN 55107
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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 Lot and street parking available.
Private Party Contact:
Jose Frias: (651) 222-8499
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
Boca Chica Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I have been here several times before and don't recall any issues but this time I was very dissatisfied with the service. The waitress seemed to not like us from the beginning. We had a reservation because I anticipated a crowd but it wasn't an issue. It took us 2 hours from sitting down to finally getting our check. We had our to-go boxes for 20 minutes before the check was given to us. Every table around us received a couple turnovers of customers that were served and had left before we completed our evening. The food was good. Service not so much. We did complain and received a discount but I don't enjoy having the awkward task of having to complain in the first place.
Authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. Watch out for the margaritas; they're so strong we could hardly drink them. The service was good but the restaurant was out of certain menu items even though the night was young. We enjoyed the special birthday dessert, delivered with a large sombrero that made for a great photo opp. Overall, very tasty food, personable staff and a decent setting.
The food was delicious. Our server was nice and attentive. Only weird/awkward part was even though I made a reservation in advance, the hostess tried to seat us in probably the most undesirable table in the restaurant (busy two top right at the entrance of the dining area) and when we requested a different location (plenty of other open tables), she tried to argue that there were "many reservations." She eventually conceded and sat us at a different table. Having worked in the restaurant industry both as a hostess and server, I would have never denied a diner's request, especially when there were clearly numerous seating options.
The reservation was easy to place on line and there was no confusion when we arrived at the restaurant. The food was outstanding as usual. We were there on a Sunday, which was a first for me. It was a buffet and it was good, but I perter an opportunity to also order off a menu.
Excellently authentic! My favorite drink is the Festival of Flavors. It comes with an orchid in it! The only entree I do not recommend is the chicken taco salad. They mess this up horribly. Otherwise everything else we've had keeps us craving for more! Service is always awesome! We always leave a large tip because great service is hard to find.
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