Wednesday, June 13, 2007

La Cucaracha, Saint Paul, MN

With Chevy’s Fresh Mex restaurants dropping like flies in urban locations and Don Pablo’s forever banished to the ‘burbs, La Cucaracha in St. Paul has never been more essential to the Grand and Summit neighborhood. La Cucaracha is a mere hop and a skip away from downtown at 36 Dale St. S. It has a fine selection of Mexican delicacies not to mention one mean mojito. Choose from two sections of dining room seating, both of which provide quiet corners aplenty for conversation. The bar has pinball and a happy hour from 3-6 which includes 2-for-1s on margaritas in all their salty glory. If you’re a guacamole fan, don’t pass up on the guac tostada, a crunchy delight that does the chip dipping work for you – the guacamole is already smothered on top. One word of warning: Be prepared to wait a while outside of the single-person bathroom doors if the dining room is hopping.