Cuisine: Authentic Mexican
Restaurant Features: Catering, Counter-Service
Location: Minneapolis & St Paul, MN
Addresses & Maps:
Minneapolis- 417 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 612-823-5398
Minneapolis- 809 East lake Street Minneapolis, MN 612-825-4978
St Paul- 895 Arcade Street St Paul, MN 55106 651-384-9959
Hours: Open Daily
The dining room has a sprinkling of tables, with Mexican decor gracing the walls and shelves.
Menu: Appetizers include Chips and Guacamole, Nachos, Pozole, Menudo, Sope de Mariscos,
Taqueria Los Ocampo has a variety of Tacos, Gorditas, Huarache, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tortas, Torta al Gusto, Torta Cubano, Enchiladas, Platillo Costilla, Sope, Huarachazo, Sincronizada, Churrasco, Tiacoyo, and Alambre. Meat options are plenty and include Chicken Tinga, Carnitas, Carne Asada, Carne Lengua, Chorizo, Chorizo con Papas, and many more.
Desserts include Flan, Chocoflan, Tiramisu, and Platanos con Lechera.
Price guide: $2-$10
What we ordered: There were many items that looked good on the menu but I wanted to try something a little different, so I ordered the Stuffed Poblano Pepper (aka Chile Relleno). The pepper was battered then fried, the inside contained a small amount of a particular Mexican cheese that was light and almost spongy in consistency and didn’t have a ton of flavor. I LOVED the rice and veggies that came with the Chile Relleno, the rice was very flavorful and was topped with sauteed peppers and onions. Mmmm! I also ordered a carnitas taco ala carte, which I loved. Los Ocampo has this really awesome creamy avocado sauce that is a dream atop your tacos.
One of my companions ordered the Chicken Quesadilla, a large corn tortilla fried and stuffed with stewed chicken, lettuce cheese, sour cream and slices of radish.
Another companion ordered the Carne Asada Tacos platter, which came with three tacos, beans and rice. Delicioso!
Another companion ordered a Quesdilla with Papas y Chorizo, filled with potatoes that had been cooked with chorizo, making it extra flavorful. Stuffed with lettuce, sour cream and mexican cheese.
Service: We ordered at the counter and despite it being quite busy at lunchtime, our food was prepared and brought out to our table in less than ten minutes.