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Boca Chica Restaurant

Boca Chica Restaurant, 11 Cesar Chavez St., Saint Paul

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Boca Chica Restaurant
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Average Price: $30 and under
Cuisine: Mexican
Dress Code: Business Casual
v 4.8 miles from Saint Paul center (as shown on map)
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.

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Boca Chica Restaurante is #43 of 878 things to do in Saint Paul

4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: Ladyprof2014, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mon 30 May, 2022
l Good Tex-Mex in Minnesota of all places. The chicken taco salad from fresh and plentiful. The pork tamales were tasty although the chili gravy could have been a touch spicier. The regular margaritas...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: wblmom, Hugo, Minnesota
Fri 4 Feb, 2022
l I was very impressed with this restaurant. I hadn?t been here since I was a kid. The staff were all VERY friendly. Even with mask and vaccination mandates. It?s a tough industry these days. Both my...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Lori L, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sat 16 Oct, 2021
l I haven't been to Boca Chica since before the pandemic started, but you would never have known from dining there last night (10/15/2021) that there had been one! No one was wearing masks, and I am...

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Boca Chica Restaurant 11 Cesar Chavez St., Saint Paul