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La Fresca

4.7
4.7
642 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
La Fresca is a Mexican Nouveau Restaurant. Representing new age style of Mexican cuisine with French techniques. Located in the heart of South Minneapolis. From the Same owners of Cafe Ena, Rincon 38 and Costa Blanca.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, French, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 825-4142

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Hector Ruiz

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    48th Street & Grand Ave. S.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 642 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. P

    Peggy

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite spots for delicious food, friendly service and a comfortable patio. Thank you for hanging in there, La Fresca! We'll be back soon.
  2. KW

    KathiW

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was wonderful like always. Service was a little slow...ok though....
  3. A

    Alison

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant - food was good as were the margaritas. Will be back.
  4. m

    muliejit

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole evening was perfect! Our server was timely, polite, and informative. Great value. Will be going back as often as I can before the cold weather hits! (Patio people due to Covid).
  5. T

    Twosix

    Minneapolis

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often bring friends to Ka Fresca who have never heard of it before. They are always amazed how fabulous and affordable is this neighborhood gem and will definitely return. Starting with the perfect guacamole and homemade chips and moving on to many seafood options, beef ribs, tacos and other interesting and delicious entrees the flavors are delicious. The outdoor dining area is great and he staff is very helpful. Wonderful margaritas too!
  6. TD

    TheDinnerProfessor

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great patio, yummy pho’s and cocktails. Loved it.
  7. LB

    LewB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Until it's too cold this patio dining experience in a quiet south Minneapolis neighborhood should definitely be on your target list of restaurants to enjoy as we work our way back to some sort of pre-Covid normalcy. Always a wonderful little restaurant it's especially to be enjoyed now. And tip well.
  8. L

    Lauren

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and our server Nick was awesome!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was here once before, in the fall of 2019. This is my second time here and I absolutely love it. The food, the ambience, and the service. A terrific restaurant and I’m glad I chose this as my date night spot with my wife, our first date night out since the time COVID hit in March.
  10. AC

    AnneC

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this special neighborhood spot!!!! Please support La Fresca!!
  11. c

    cheesefondue

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service and lovely patio. Love that it's right in the heart of its South Minneapolis neighborhood!
  12. NN

    NareshN

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Quality of food has declined over the previous years. My wife's dish was not as described in the menu. The grouper that I had was meh. Good cocktails.
  13. M

    Mplslivin

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. We had dinner on the patio. Tables were nicely spaced for covid. Service was prompt. A neighborhood gem.
  14. EN

    EricN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, atmosphere, and service, it's small restaurants like this, if we enjoy them, we must support them, now more than ever, otherwise they will become memories. You can tell they take pride and you can't help to love a place like La Fresca.
  15. SD

    SavvyDiner

    Minneapolis

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    One of our great neighborhood gems! Always excellent food & service.
  16. D

    Dani

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The interior could use a livlier vibe, maybe some music to make it seem busier. the service overall was good and the server was very nice. I'm pretty sure they used a frozen bag of peas and carrots in their rice though. I expected hand cut/fresh veggies. Cocktails are great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant with delicious food. Elevated and authentic. Try the guacamole!
  18. ME

    MichaelE

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner on their patio. Staff is fantastic, especially dealing with Covid. Good margaritas. The Ceviche is amazing!
  19. k

    kerryr

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, as always!
  20. DH

    DomH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at La Fresca. We've traditionally gone to Rincon 38 for the last 5 years on our anniversary and happened to drive by La Fresca a couple of weeks ago and when I Googled it, I found out it was a sister restaurant to Rincon 38! We decided to switch it up this year and it was amazing! High quality food and service as well as great margaritas/other drinks. Everything we had was good, but I think next time I may go with a bunch of appetizers vs an entree so I can try more food. The Mariscos De Calavacitas was one of the best appetizers I've ever had in my life - unbelievable. Can't wait for our return!
  21. DF

    DougF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food on a peaceful, but lively patio. Perfect outing for pandemic dining.
  22. m

    megthefoodie

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly service, went there with my Twin Cities passport to get a 2 for 1 margarita - yummy!! The tostadas were fantastic and could have been a meal on it's own.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Over priced for what you got
  24. RK

    RickK

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local restaurant that has very good food and drinks.
  25. T

    Tammy

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely neighborhood vibe and good food and pleasant service
  26. MD

    MichaelD

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful outdoor dining in a nice neighborhood. Great food and drinks.
  27. F

    Fridaynightpatron

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food here is top-notch. Great menu variation and really tasty drinks, too. I'd definitely come back again.
  28. J

    Jenny

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service and lovely atmosphere.
  29. SD

    SavvyDiner

    Minneapolis

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    So nice to have one of our favorite neighborhood places open again! We thoroughly enjoyed it! They have the best guacamole hands down!
  30. RH

    RebeccaH

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. The patio is the perfect place to spend a summer evening.
  31. SK

    ScottK

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was quite tasty! Service was not consistent with lack of attention by wait staff. I think they were training in new staff and getting accustomed to the COVID-19 environment.
  32. TW

    TracyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! I highly recommend La Fresca to everyone!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously amazing tacos! Perfect hand-made tortillas. Absolutely worth $5 a piece. Also had the Tegroni, a barrel aged tequila negroni that was delicious. Will definitely go back.
  34. AP

    AnnP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious margaritas and unique food combination!
  35. E

    Elizabeth

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dinners were excellent and the service was cheerful and quick.
  36. JS

    JohnS

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being it our first time and not knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised. Food was very good as was service. Will definitely be going back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was exceptional! The service was very slow.
  38. c

    christineb

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    This is a fantastic neighborhood gem of true Mexican food. The food you will find in a coastal town on the Pacific. -- Not the cheese-drenched Texmex of America. Perfectly done fish with fantastic flavor and creative sides. Loved LaFresca.
  39. C

    Cathy

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, unique food.
  40. a

    alejandro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was absolutely wonderful at la fresca. very cozy atmosphere and the food was phenomenal

FAQs

La Fresca does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

La Fresca is rated 4.7 stars by 642 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for ChowNow

Additional information

  • Cross street

    48th Street & Grand Ave. S.

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, French, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hector Ruiz

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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