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La Cucaracha

Tiensestraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 23 44 68
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (12 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tiensestraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here based on a recommendation of a friend and I would say that the food was what I was expecting. The chips and salsa were already on the tables when you get in so already you know the freshness might be in question...More

Thank Nate080411
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

First, we had to wait A LOT for our food after we ordered. By the time we got our food, we had finished our margaritas (18.5€ for a small jar of margaritas with a lot of crushed ice...?). The burritos are good, mine was lacking...More

Thank bitBitos
Reviewed 15 December 2017

the best - forget the rest best Mexican food for mile, best atmosphere - do not miss it if you are in the neighbourhood & please say hello to the chef, Alejandro...

Thank stefdeturck
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The mex tex ( more mex than tex ) is the best I've had in Belgium. I've been trying tex mex in Houston for years and so have some good references. This is a ting restaurant and you'll walk by unless you know it's there....More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

One of the classics in Leuven never fails. Good food, friendly staff and student friendly prices. Always happy to go there.

Thank Maarteke
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, ambiance and service! We were here around 10 years ago and discovered the restaurant by chance. We were quite impressed and wanted to come back ever since. The cook and quality did not change!

Thank Dikkebuikbaby
Reviewed 12 July 2017

You need to try the frozen margaritas and nachos as starter! It's not culinarian food but it's honest, authentic food. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Your first impression when you enter the restaurant is not amazing but the food makes it right.

Thank MaartenSN
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Simply the best Mexican in town. Amazing nachos and the best chipotle burrito. No better authentic Mexican in Leuven and beyond. Flashy interior, with great paintings from the chef. Perfect for couple dates or group of friends. Great self made margarita with different flavours. Will...More

1  Thank Willem D
Reviewed 28 May 2017

La Cucaracha is one of those restaurants in Leuven that have been around forever. La Cucaracha serves authentic Mexican food in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is decorated with very colorful wall paintings, so when eating there you'll have an instant holiday feeling. Be sure...More

Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed 23 May 2017

+ very good nacho's and frozen margaritas - way too slow (1hour for food) - it also took 10minutes before we even got the menu - interior is more like a kindergarten playground instead of a 'fun', 'colourful' theme - food isn't really Mexican, just...More

Thank Michelle D
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Questions & Answers
Linda T
28 November 2015|
Response from Anneleen P | Property representative |
Hello no we don't open on Sunday's unless you book a group starting from 15 persons then we open exceptionally. Do take note the reservation must be taken 3 days before or earlier. Greetings La Cucaracha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tiensestraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 23 44 68
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