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La Cucaracha

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Tiensestraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 23 44 68
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice latin-american food, big portions, friendly staff, very latin-american atmosphere, quick service. Only cons were the dessert and the margarita. Definitely recommended.

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Thank Lorenzo G
Alboraya, Spain
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with a couple of friends; we arrive late even though they gave us a seat and as per chef's comments they had run out of some of the ingredientes to complete our order, anyhow we invite him to improvise and each and every plate we got was really tasty and delicious. The girls on the floor... More 

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Thank Carlos L
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing, the staff is helpful and friendly. Decor is cheerful, and while there's not much space between the tables, the food makes up for it by miles. Fair chance they're full if you try to walk in on the weekend, so try to reserve. Would recommend this to anyone who loves Mexican food! (try the "Jalapeño Poppers"... More 

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Thank Marcel S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is characterized by Mexican colorful design. The staff, who doesn't speak proper English, and the music create a cosy Latin atmosphere. Unfortunately these are the only details that I could appreciate. The food was clearly low quality and far from the Mexican tradition, we had to wait more than 30 minutes for it. I shared the dinner with... More 

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Thank Marta P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

As per my brother they are quite a few mexican in the area but he had never the opportunity to taste this one. As per his word its one of the best in leuven. For me the food was quite well for a mexican place not the best i had but then i live in a country where i have... More 

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Thank Christophe0703
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

La Cucaracha is a little restaurant in the center of Leuven. You get delicious Mexican food and drinks with great service.

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Thank Adrien O
Ghent, Belgium
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Look, aside from the Mexican store in Brussels, this is by far the best Mexican food I had in Belgium. The rest is mediocre at best. The mixed appetizer plate is outstanding, and quite frankly everything I have eaten. The margueritas are also great to have. Too bad it's so busy ... but, to be expected in a student town,... More 

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Thank Casusanima
Mechelen, Belgium
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We absolutely recommend this restaurant! It was 10' before (kitchen) closing time when we entered but we were still welcome. The waiter was joking around and really friendly. We were hungry so ordered some tasty nachos first, while enjoying the promotion cocktail (iced margaritas) on the terrace outside. We loved the main courses as well. Thanks!

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Thank Mortele
Lommel, Belgium
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Last Tuesday my friends and I visited this restaurant. The kitchy interior reminded us of the way kids decorate the table for Mother's day, but we liked it anyway. The food and service was good, but nothing special. My friends took the mix of all Mexican specialties (Antojitos Mixtos) as a main course and liked it a lot, which is... More 

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Thank Jens S
Girona, Spain
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was there with my family. The food is not bad, but the service was rather slow and they also changed the side (rice by croketes, which I personally don't like) without warning us, due to out of stock. The waiter was friendly and make us feel welcome, although the loud environment and the lack of space make it a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?