Jun 122009

Cuisine: Mexican
Restaurant Features: Counter-Service, On-Site Parking
Location: St Paul, MN (District del Sol)
Address: 407 South Wabasha Street St Paul, MN 55107 (651)222-8226
Hours: M-Th 10a-9p   Fri 10a-9:30p  Sat 11a-9:30p  Sun 11a-8p
Links: Taco House Website Google Map


Atmosphere: Located just across the street from the original Boca Chica, the Taco House is a fast-food version of the bigger sit-down restaurant.  The Taco House offers counter-service.  In the front there are a limited number of booths, but there is also a larger dining area with additional booths in the back,  accommodating a total of 75 people.

Menu: Appetizer/Side Orders at Boca Chica include Beans, Rice, Tamales, Sope, Guacamole, Chips, Chips & Cheese, Chips & Guacamole, Papitas and Fiesta Nachos.

Salads include Veggie Taco, Beef Taco, Chicken Taco, Chicken Fajita or Beef Fajita

Taco choices include Ground Beef, Shredded Chicken, Chicken Fajita or Bistek Fajita.  Choose from soft or crispy corn tortilla or fried flour tortilla (ground beef only).

Tostadas include either bean or beef & bean.

Flautas come with two-to-an-order, either shredded chicken or barbacoa.

Enchiladas are sold individually and your choice of either ground beef or cheese.

Quesadillas offered at Taco House include Red Chile or Green Chile.

Burrito options include Bean, Beef & Cheese, Beef & Cheese, Bean & Cheese, Chicken Mole, Red Chile Pork, Taco Burrito, Veggie Taco Burrito, Egg & Chorizo, El Burro (chicken or steak), Papas Burrito (Beef or Bean), and Chicken Taco Burrito.  Any burrito can be served enchilada-style for $1.50 additional.

There are several combination plates available that offer 1-2 entree items with beans or rice and drink.

For dessert there are Churros or Bunuelos.

Price guide: Tacos $1.19-3.50  Enchiladas/Flautas $2  Burritos $2-5 Combos $5-7.50

What I ordered: I started with a Ground Beef Fried Flour Taco.  This was so good!  The ground beef was seasoned and had a lot of flavor, not to mention there was quite a bit of it stuffed into the flaky, golden brown fried tortilla.  The taco was topped with lettuce and plenty of cheddar cheese and I added the fresh homemade salsa.  This was a big taco for $2 compared to many of the other taco places I have been to recently and much tastier.


I also ordered a Cheese Enchilada.  The rolled tortilla had a nice amount of cheese inside and was topped with a generous helping of the enchilada sauce and more cheddar cheese.  The enchilada sauce was slightly thick and cheesy, very mild but delicious.  I found the extra sauce to be a great dip for chips!


We all ordered at least one of the Chicken Fried Flour Tacos, which a special that Taco House offers ONLY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  These tacos are wonderful, a real treat during the Month of May for only $2 each.  The chicken is shredded and stewed in Mexican spices so it is very flavorful, unlike other plain, boring shredded chicken I have encountered at some other local Mexican places.  These tacos are so good and so popular, it seems a shame that Taco House doesn’t offer them on the menu full-time.


My companion ordered the Bistek Taco with a side of rice.  This taco was served on an authentic corn tortilla (although flour is also an option), with large slices of grilled steak and onions, topped with fresh guacamole, cilantro and Mexican crumbly cheese.  Fabulous! In fact, this is my favorite taco in the Twin Cities (so far!) It is very filling and flavorful.  The rice was also good.



Another companion ordered the Chicken Flautas, which are corn tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken and then are rolled and deep fried.  The flautas were served on a bed of shredded lettuce and then topped with sour cream and Mexican crumbly cheese.


Service: We ordered at the counter and were given a order number.  It took 5-10 minutes for our order to be ready.
Overall Impression: Excellent tacos and overall good Mexican food…. FAST!
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  4 Responses to “Boca Chica’s Taco House ~ St Paul, MN”

  1. My favorite fast food Mexican! The fresh salsa is the best in the Twin Cities. Just the right amount of kick!

  2. One of my favorite places for tacos. Then chicken Tacos are also excellent, as well as the bean burritos. The Tamales are good, they used to be excellent, but they changed something in their recipe and are not quite as good as they used to be.

  3. Sorry I didn't post this until now :(  I had intended to get the write up done for my Cinco de Mayo week, but had too many other things going on this month.  I have a few in queue that also need to be written asap.

  4. Wow, that looks amazing! Too bad you posted the May special in June, or else I would have got some myself!

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