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La Cucaracha

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Summit Hill, Saint Paul
  • Natalie O.
    "Gina's Yucatan tostadas are fantastic."(3 Tips)
    Brenda T.
    "Order the Ginas Yucatan Tostadoes....amaaaaazinggggg!"(2 Tips)
    raina s.
    "Bullfighter margarita"(2 Tips)
    Sweasil M.
    "Get the Puerco Guisado Verde."(2 Tips)
54 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • ginas
  • margaritas
  • yucatan
  • bullfights
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  • Barry G.
    Barry GuettlerDecember 23, 2016
    Best Mexican for miles
  • Dana D.
    Dana DumasJanuary 14, 2016
    White Sangria
  • Joe T.
    Joe TowerNovember 20, 2015
    "Son of a Fiesta" was bad. This was one of the worst Mexican food experiences in recent memory. Skip this place and go to any other Mexican restaurant. Seriously. 10$ bland guac, no thanks
  • Abby A.
    Abby Anderson JonesJune 11, 2015
    Olè Molè all the way!!!
  • Ann L.
    Ann LewisDecember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Eating cheese enchiladas and beer rice!
  • Macey M.
    Macey MeyerSeptember 6, 2014
    Menu has a huge selection
  • Dorthy G.
    Dorthy GboloAugust 24, 2014
    Food was not good at all. Plus super expensive, guacamole n chips were $10.50
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 21, 2014
    Family-owned since the 1960s, La Cucaracha is a down-to-earth neighborhood joint, festively decorated with murals, trinkets, and pinatas, creating a cozy feel. Read more
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DordalJune 23, 2014
    Okay, totally overpriced. $10 marg that's a 16oz?! (Mostly ice) ... Then there's the Food; Not so great :/ skip this place.. Just sayin! (Wayyyyy overpriced)
  • Krystal K.
    Krystal KohlerMarch 9, 2014
    NOPE! Food was terrible. Waitress was super sweet!
  • Sherri H.
    Sherri HaugenFebruary 23, 2014
    Must have their tuxedo cake...You'll be in heaven!! OMG!!
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HJanuary 1, 2014
    It's good food but it's SO overpriced!
  • John B.
    John BrownNovember 6, 2013
    Mix up on our orders/spiciness and the manager came over to tell us we were wrong and treat us like we had insulted her personally. Thanks for making my bday lunch memorable...
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica COctober 2, 2013
    Best Mexican food in the Twin Cities!! So authentic and the staff is just amazing!!!
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea MogaSeptember 30, 2013
    It was good. Although it's expensive and there's no wi-fi for your smartphone to lean on.
  • Matt E.
    Matt EverhartSeptember 2, 2013
    More expensive than you think, be prepared to pay over $20 if you get an entree and a drink. No free chips and salsa. Service was lackluster. Having said all that, the food is quite good.
  • Natalie O.
    Natalie OstromAugust 31, 2013
    Gina's Yucatan tostadas are fantastic. My husband said they are the best tostadas he's ever had! Fresh!
  • Paul
    PaulAugust 25, 2013
    My vote as the favorite Mexican Restaurant in the Twin Cities.
  • Paul
    PaulJuly 8, 2013
    Great food
  • Megan B.
    Megan BergJune 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The puerco gusado burrito is the best Mexican dish I've ever had.
  • raina s.
    raina socratesJune 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Service can sometimes be a little lacking, but the food is fantastic. The chicken chimchanga is the best in the cities and the Bullfighter margarita is worth the extra money to upgrade! Yum.
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WeishaarMay 28, 2013
    This is by far the best Mexican Food I've ever had! Perfect blend of flavor & spice. I highly recommend the steak platter to anyone who can handle the heat!
  • Mark A.
    Mark AbbottMay 26, 2013
    Puerco Guisado Verde might be the first entree at a Twin Cities Mexican restaurant to hit the true "hot-hot" thresholds you get at South Asian and Caribbean restaurants.
  • Kari M.
    Kari M.May 4, 2013
    Bullfighter. Straight up. Yummy and drunky.
  • Ann L.
    Ann LewisApril 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Good chili tell imps Joyceie said so
  • David D.
    David DePriestApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is great. The margarita's are amazing! Come on Mondays when they are on special.
  • Erica B.
    Erica BattistoApril 9, 2013
    Love Olivia's Flautas!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SteingraberMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best mexican around!
  • McLean D.
    McLean DonnellyMarch 11, 2013
    Try the Puerco Pisado Verde - a fun, tasty and spicy build your own pork taco dish.
  • Jaime T.
    Jaime ThompsonFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the green salsa, they don't bring it otherwise.
  • Sweasil M.
    Sweasil McGeasilFebruary 18, 2013
    Get the Puerco Guisado Verde. Fantastic!!
  • Jessie N.
    Jessie NordinJanuary 4, 2013
    Terrible service and mediocre drinks- the only thing I was pleased with was the free nacho bar during happy hour.
  • Juan L.
    Juan LeijaDecember 16, 2012
    Yea if you like over priced super greasy food sure come on in if you want an actual mexican menu your better off going to el loro or el amanecer way better food for a way lower price
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HarrisNovember 9, 2012
    I prefer Taco Johns over their food and Taco Johns is horrible. The salsa tastes like spaghetti sauce?
  • Kari M.
    Kari M.November 7, 2012
    Happy hour until 6. Boulevard on tap.
  • Ann L.
    Ann LewisAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chocolate cake, take some home, this is one piece
  • Kristi H.
    Kristi HafermanMarch 17, 2012
    Awesome Mojitos! Seriously.
  • Holly S.
    Holly SpaethFebruary 20, 2012
    One word: Mole
  • Darwin B.
    Darwin BarkerJanuary 22, 2012
    The margaritas are just awesome, the food s good. A great neighborhood place.
  • Ann L.
    Ann LewisDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    ISP am the New Mayor off La Cucaracha
  • Ann L.
    Ann LewisDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I want to be be the mayor of La Cuxaracha
  • Megan B.
    Megan BergNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order Gina's Tostadas. You won't regret it!
  • Ian R.
    Ian RansOctober 23, 2011
    The nachos are great. The margaritas are also great... if you're an 18 year old girl. Watered down generic mix and rail tequila. boo. The food is also pretty meh.
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GliskeAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bad service
  • Cory D.
    Cory DahlJuly 29, 2011
    I would recommend two week old Taco Bell over this food. Very very bad. Anyone who likes this food is crazy, seriously.
  • Sean K.
    Sean KelleyJune 25, 2011
    Worst Mexican food ever! Seriously slapping some tortillas, cheese and mole together is not real Mexican food. Taco Bell does better.
  • Johanna S.
    Johanna SnowMay 5, 2011
    I was a little nervous coming here especially since their name means "the cockroach" but honestly they have great drinks and good food. The chips are amazing! Get some!
  • Brenda T.
    Brenda TushausNovember 27, 2010
    Order the Ginas Yucatan Tostadoes....amaaaaazinggggg!
  • Sam F.
    Sam FuscoAugust 19, 2010
    Such great Mexian food. Highly reccomended.
  • Jaime T.
    Jaime ThompsonApril 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the green salsa, you won't regret it.
  • Bill W.
    Bill WeaverMarch 5, 2010
    One my favorite family owned Mexican restaraunts
  • Mark L.
    Mark LosliFebruary 27, 2010
    Margarita Matrix, oh yeah!
  • Noah K.
    Noah KuninAugust 29, 2009
    Best chips and salsa I've ever had.
  • Ryan Q.
    Ryan QuinlanApril 1, 2012
    Me Gusta el pollo
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