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La Cucaracha

#343 of 9,742 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Via Mocenigo, 10A, Rome, Italy
+39 06 3974 6373
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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!

Thank RunnerKelly
Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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299 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank David D
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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

Thank Patricia B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Laura T
Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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436 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Herbert B
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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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank tpembert
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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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Douguee
Leiden, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jesjoe13
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

La Cucaracha was right next door to our hotel so we popped in on a Saturday night. We had made a reservation earlier in the day and you certainly need to on a busy night. We both had prawn fajitas which were very nice but served in their full shells. As they were a) very hot and b) we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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?