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Taqueria Los Ocampo

Map & Directions 920 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • Mexican
  • Sun-Thu 9am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-2am
  • Takeout
  • Accepted
  • No Parking


City Pages' Description

The textural differences of various dishes at Los Ocampo are riveting: The tlacoyo ($3.50)--in which the masa is combined with pinto beans and cheese, griddle-fried, and topped with radishes, lettuce, and crema--is rustic and rough-hewn. Meanwhile, the gordita ($4) has almost polenta-like swaths of creaminess. The quesadillas at Los Ocampo are so different from those at other places it's like comparing chicken nuggets to a whole roast chicken. Order one here (solo, for $4, or with rice and beans for $8) and one of the many women behind the line molds some fresh masa into a disk, claps it into a press that flattens it into a pancake, griddles it, flips it, folds it around any choice of meat (or mushrooms and cheese for a vegetarian version), then tucks in fresh radish slices, lettuce, crema, and queso fresco. This Los Ocampo also offers several versions of fancy, such as the huarache de costilla ($6.54), a long, flat, masa cake topped with a three- or four-bone section of pork ribs that have been cooked so long they are utterly gelatinous and meltingly tender. The kitchen here is well equipped for takeout and is ringed by easy parking.

Member Reviews

  • BBrockman76
    BBrockman76 wrote a review for Taqueria Los Ocampo
    on 06/14/10

    For authentic Mexican food & atmosphere, I suggest checking this place out.

  • on 05/06/09

    Choosing the best burrito is a daunting assignment, since there are many worthy competitors, including perennial favorite El Burrito Mercado in St. Paul. But this year belongs to the robust burritos of Taqueria Los Ocampo. First, these bad boys are huge, so you'll likely get two meals out of one, and their flavor is equally super-sized. Los Ocampo offers a variety of fillings,... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Charles E. on 01/18/12

    Get a coke (in a bottle), the #25 and make sure to throw some tipsin the jar. Awesome lettuce, but not a fan of uncooked onions, so might ask 'em to hold those if you're like me.

  • City Pages on 02/22/11

    Voted by City Pages in 2010 as having the Best Taco in the Twin Cities: The Carne Asada.

  • City Pages on 11/13/12

    Voted City Pages top ten Taqueria's in the Twin Cities! Think of a tortilla as a hand, and all the meat and onion and cilantro and salsa held inside it as a bouquet of protein, flavor, and spice.

  • City Pages on 06/08/12

    Voted Best Mexican Restaurant by City Pages in 2012! Everything on the menu here is worth trying, and you can get tacos for just two bucks!

  • METRO Magazine on 04/27/12

    Where the chef's are magicians with Lengua, try it.

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