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La Cucaracha

#282 of 9,832 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Via Mocenigo, 10A, Rome, Italy
+39 06 3974 6373
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18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went here because I was sick of pizza and pasta for the week. Lovely mexican restaurant, food is delicious, reasonably priced. I had chicken fajitas. Good sized portion came with mexican rice, lettuce and cheese and usual sauces. Chicken was so tender it was lovely. Staff are really friendly and cheery. Would definitely visit here if in Rome. Amazing place... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

It seems crazy to go to Rome and eat Mexican food but this place is great! The margaritas are very good and the food is carefully prepared and authentic. I will be thinking about the verde sauce for some time!

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1 Thank RunnerKelly
Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The one and only Mexican restaurant in Rome. The owners, the team, the menu and the drinks, make you feel to be in Mexico. Enjoy!

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Diana C, Proprietario at La Cucaracha, responded to this review
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Buenos dias ERCRIS8 Mil gracias por su tiempo y por sus comentarios diana More 

Rome, Italy
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309 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I went here for my birthday this year as I was sick of eating at the usual pasta places. I had eaten here a few years ago, but I was a little disappointed this time. I think the serving sizes have gone down. And I didn't find it to be as good. The nachos were tiny and with hardly any... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Needed a break from Italian food and we hit gold with La Cucaracha!! Great Mexican food and even better margaritas :)

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1 Thank Patricia B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I've been to the restaurant twice in the past few months and both of the experiences have been great. The staff is always friendly and ready to chat or help with food choices. All of them speak at least three languages (Spanish, Italian and English) without any problems. Their service made the evening a very pleasant experience. The food is... More 

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Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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472 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Dining in a caliente atmosphere ? La Cucaracha brings your taste to the authentic colors of Mexico. Located in the vicinity of the Vatican Museums, this restaurant represents the spirit of all traditional specialities : burritos, quesadillas, guacamole, chilli con carne, enchiladas, chimichangas, conchita bibil, polle al chipotle, stuffed tortillas accompanied by original cervezas, mezcal, and for dessert churros, ............ More 

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1 Thank Herbert B
Diana C, Proprietario at La Cucaracha, responded to this review
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Mille grazie e a presto ritorni martedì c'è il mariachi More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Two weeks in Italy trying all variants of pizza and pasta left us craving something a little different... A quick search of trip advisor found this pretty highly rated Mexican restaurant within a 5 minute walk of the Vatican museum. The interior decor is bright if a little "Mexican touristy". The food was really good: a great choice and variety... More 

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Diana C, Proprietario at La Cucaracha, responded to this review
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Mille grazie per la sua recensione a presto More 

Carmo do Rio Verde, GO
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The restaurant was really close to our apartment but we chose to only try it on the last day (C'mon, a mexican restaurant on Italy??? We had our priorities) but, man, I wish I had chosen to go there earlier. The food was delicious and spicy as it should be. The only issue I got was that it was too... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went there because my daughter wanted to celebrate her 19th birthday there. The food was delicious. We also had the biggest margarita and cuba libre. As a surprise the manager treated her to the next best cheese cake and sang happy birthday. Great evening and authentic mexican food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mocenigo, 10A, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 3974 6373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?