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Flaco's Cocina

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8400 Delmar Blvd., University City, Saint Louis, MO
+1 314-395-4343
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you loved Flaco's excellent fish tacos, don't bother going back. They got rid of them. Well, they have one fish taco -- a fried mahi mahi that tastes like a fish stick. The old grilled mahi mahi was so much better! Why a restaurant that made its name with fish tacos would get rid of them is beyond me.... More 

Thank tatercake
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The service was fairly prompt and friendly. That's really the main positive because the food was terrible. Both my wife and I had seemingly straightforward Mexican influenced dishes (I had fish tacos and she had a burrito) but the flavorings and balance were very off in a way that neither of us enjoyed our food at all. The atmosphere was... More 

Thank mbaltman
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Flaco's Cocina is a puzzling, yet pleasing place. Wedged into a corner space of a doomed 50 year old U City shopping/office lot at the point where McKnight all but disappears at Delmar, it serves up some of the best fish tacos in town. Not to mention a fresh-ingredient-rich updated menu of Southwest and Caribbean influenced fare, and, yes, your... More 

Thank Allan S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

If you want to go to a place where everybody knows your name, Flaco’s Cocina is your place. We have been going to Falco’s for years and have always had a great meal served in a friendly atmosphere. Maz and his staff are great. We love the laid back atmosphere which allows us to take our time and enjoy our... More 

1 Thank Martin Z
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This place is so poorly managed it's incredible. Service not terrible. Manager seemed indifferent at best. Someone should either hire a new manager or just go ahead and throw in the towel. Seemed as though no one really cared. Can't really say too much more. Food average.

Thank CCWalters
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went in for dinner. Service was marginal at best. We ordered the fresh made guacamole which can out with very large pieces of onion and the cilantro was stems with leaves on them (barely chopped up and we had to pick both of those out before eating). The chips were from the bottom of chip containing... More 

Thank RandyE715
Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Went on Friday. No one in the place. Got seated ordered drinks from the slowest waiter I have ever seen. 2 ice teas and a water,waited 10 minutes......ordered queso.....they are out of queso....A few more tables come in. Tops there were 6 tables full. Waited,waited,finished drinks and chips.....waited......start to realize no one is getting drinks or chips refilled......and no real... More 

Thank Joe J
Wentzville, Missouri, Usa
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Great mix of Mexican and Caribbean flavors made this place very nice surprise. The service was decent they were not very crowded and the lady that took care of us was very nice. I enjoyed the fajitas and my wife the tacos both with chicken and both were very delicious. Neither one of us could eat the beans because of... More 

2 Thank warrenwb
Saint Louis, Missouri
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352 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

The smoked chicken taco was okay. But the burrito was not even hot (not in terms of spice but in terms of having been heated/cooked). You can do better.

Thank Arthur H
Rolla, Missouri
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

But service was lacking so sadly have to take that into consideration in my review. It is so challenging to find GOOD Mexican food in Missouri so this was a very pleasant surprise. The salad, appetizer, entrees were all flavorful.

2 Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8400 Delmar Blvd., University City, Saint Louis, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  University City
  • Phone Number: +1 314-395-4343

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