Boca Chica restaurant, St. Paul, MN

Recently we dined at this great restaurant just over the river from downtown St. Paul.  One of our favorites as we always have a great meal and leave satisfied.  We started off with some margaritas.

Next was the soup and then our entrees. We both had their delicious tomato soup with what looks like small pieces of spaghetti and fresh cilantro on top, oh yum.  Hubby had the tamales, their grandmother’s family recipe described like this “Two fresh tamales filled with your choice of pork seasoned with chile ancho sauce or chicken seasoned with salsa verde, then wrapped in a plantain leaf and steamed to perfection. Served with chile gravy and sopa.”   I had Los Dos Amigos: “Two handmade thick corn tortillas topped with refried beans, green chile sauce, onions, queso fresco and cilantro. Served with sopa and any one enchilada.” Hubby ate both his tamales and I took home most of his beans and rice and had them with the other half of the two amigos the next day for lunch.  Yum!!

The walls of the restaurant are decorated with interesting murals and we sat by the fireplace this time which was nice on a cold, winter evening.

If you’re in the twin cities you really should have a meal here. I’m pretty sure you will leave happy.

Boca Chica
11 Cesar Chavez Street
St. Paul, MN 55107
651- 222-8499

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Boca Chica restaurant, St. Paul, MN

  1. What a pretty drink! Since I don’t drink anymore, I sure do miss the occasional margarita. Mexican food is one of our delightful sins. The pressure is not to overeat but it is hard to comply. I am glad you enjoyed.

    • I agree it’s hard to comply! and even though I only ate half my meal I felt full for the next several hours! The margarita was almost too pretty to drink :) Thanks for stopping by btg. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Food. Food. Glorious food! Looks like a fabulous meal, Toby.
    :o <3 <3 Tym.

  3. I always order a tamale at a Mexican restaurant as a test of how good their kitchen is and go from there.

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