Boca Chica Restaurant

4.8
1032 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1032 people are saying
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vipBoPeep
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual (Nacho’s and deep fried Taco). Service was outstanding - Lisa! And the place was busy at 1:00.

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SusieDee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice table, lots of space, good food!
One of my favorite places for decades.

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BillC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away and our server checked with us immediately, getting us drinks and chips. The poco loco (which is our favorite!) didn’t seem as good as usual, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying them. The full menu is back - yay! - and we ordered the enchiladas suiszas , and a combination platter. The soup that comes out first is excellent. We have tried to find it at other restaurants, tried making it, and nothing compares. The enchiladas were delicious, and very filling. The platter had a combo of a taco, tostada, tamale and enchilada. Everything was fresh tasting and delicious! Boca Chica is our favorite Mexican restaurant - we even use them for catering !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! A perfect night to eat out on the patio also.

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IngridP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we were looking for: fun ambience, authentic food, traditional musicians they came to the table and sang happy birthday to my daughter!

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TerryI
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, hadn’t been there in many years.

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StevenB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit. Once again we were able to be seated on the patio. The setting was lovely and away from street noise. Service was attentive, even with the pressure the pandemic is putting on wait staff. The food was delicious. We got in just before the end of happy hour so got a good price on drinks and appetizer. Had food to take home. A bit of a drive from our house but we’ll worth it.

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supercalafragalistic
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Boca Chica several times and each time the food and service has been great. I will eat there again.

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vipluv2eat
Minneapolis
109 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been going to Boca Chica for years. Love the nachos, Flautas and Steak Tampicaña.

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SueM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The enchiladas are outstanding- no one does enchiladas and refried beans like Boca Chica! The Don Guillermo margaritas were the perfect accompaniment to our dinner. Our server was great and checked on us frequently.

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LindaW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Staff was amazing and the food never disappoints. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Alyssa was fantastic! Very friendly and attentive. She was always checking in. We went during happy hour and Taco Tuesday- it was all great food!

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SandraA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat, staff was great and management was great too. Recommend this place to anyone looking for great food!!!

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BillC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we arrived the parking lot and street were full, but there was no waiting to be seated. Our waiter was prompt and took our drink orders. The Poco Loco continues to be the best margarita I have found. One in our party also ordered the mango margarita, and it too was good, but a bit sweet. For mains we ordered the chicken flautas and seafood enchiladas. Both came with sopa- and I have never had better at any other Mexican restaurant. The flautas were done crisp but not over cooked, and the seafood enchiladas were very good. I would get both again.

The service at this restaurant continues to be excellent even in spite of staffing challenges in the industry. We will definitely be back!

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vipDDcc
Chicago
184 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seated on the patio--a very lovely place to dine. Our waitress was very friendly, pleasant and helpful. The tilapia was excellent and the chicken tacos very tasty. Drinks (margaritas) were delicious. The only complaint was that our soup was lukewarm, but not a large issue. Would dine here again.

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vipSteve
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to hang out Boca Chica

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SarahH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Boca Chica many times. The people are always friendly & the food is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress was super sweet. Plenty of refills. Meal arrived at very different times for 1/2 of our group due to an error in the kitchen. I’m guessing short staffed like everyone else. We’ll go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants when I visit the Twin Cities. Their tequila selection is great however I tend to go with the Hornitos Resposado with my margarita.

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vipMike
Minneapolis
70 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there for three of our party and they loved it. We will be going back again soon.

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Brenda
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An old family favorite we haven’t been to in awhile- my son asked to go for his birthday dinner. Good as always.

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EricW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Boca Chica! Great food, excellent service and we love the patio. Highly recommend Boca Chica.

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SchmidtStyles
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere! Live mariachi band to celebrate our 12 year wedding anniversary! Food was so delicious the staff was super welcoming.

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vipJimK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted outdoor dining, but because of the weather this was not available. The hostess found us a quiet place in the bar.

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Connie
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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WinC
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We used to live in Albuquerque, NM and Boca Chica fare is as close to that fare as we can get: the food is always excellent and the staff is very accommodating.

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DaleS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food and Margaritas in the Twin Cities. Outdoor deck and patio are shaded and quiet.

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KristyM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! One of my favorite places! Family owned!!

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StevenS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and was very happy to see that the buffet is back! The set-up now occupies the back room and is more spacious. This also allows for more seating in the main room where tables are socially distanced from one another. Reservations are encouraged. The well-appointed outdoor patio is also open, but seating there is limited… and cannot be reserved.

The food was delicious and choices were excellent. We received exceptional service by the very pleasant server, Adrian.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are Always Welcoming. The patio is beautiful with plants and flowers.
The food is Always good!

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WhiteBearTwp
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!!!! A little noisy staff friendly. Restrooms clean.

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AngelaM
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Boca Chica for a birthday dinner and all our meals were delicious, the chicken enchiladas were amazing!

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ShaddC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food! Friendly staff. Clean, quiet, and now my wife’s favorite place.

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vipVandK
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio and super friendly server made for a wonderful evening.

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DaleS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic as usual. Wonderful outdoor atmosphere.

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KaStSp13
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was fantastic! Probably one of the best servers I have ever experienced!

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Connie
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets. They do not skimp on quality whatsoever

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JeaneneM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tostada I have had since Mexico! I would definitely recommend to others. The food and drinks were great! Nice inside and outside atmosphere.

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vipmommieschu
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the authentic Mexican food here!! My family has enjoyed this food for over 40 years!

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sandy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic,and if you like your salsa hot, their's is the best.We made reservation on line,were seated immediately. Our waitress checked on us ,made sure we were satisfied with our orders. We ordered food to go for my husband and his boss, they too, were happy with their food.

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 4.8 stars by 1032 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.