It's all in the name! So good, they had to say it 3 times. Saint Paul's newest tacos hotspot is serving up authentic street tacos with fillings like Al Pastor (Jalisco style marinated pork), Lengua (braised beef tongue), and Nopal (cactus). Aside from making the perfect lunch, they are open until 11pm most nights - perfect for that post-Wild game or concert hunger.
From the moment this restaurant opened, the neighborhood embraced this comforting Mexican fare. Hearty dishes at range from stuffed tortas, sizable fisted burritos and plenty of tacos. Tavial also has a drive thru, which is incredibly handy for taco needs on the go. 1199 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
A sister restaurant, right around the corner from Cafe Astoria, this new Mediterranean daytime eatery serves sandwiches, pasta, wraps, and a serious shakshuka. The sunny exterior at Stella Belle is delightfully welcoming, and the cozy seats make it an ideal stop for lunch. Take advantage of the sweets in the pastry case, a little chocolate crepe cake can make any weekday feel like an occasion. 180 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Chef and owner Josh Thoma knows Saint Paul (he’s also an owner at the Lex). So, he appreciates how important a great burger is to this city. Burger Dive is a neighborhood bar and burger restaurant that also happens to serve a breakfast menu. Really, it’s just all good things, especially that cheese-draped cheeseburger of smashed beef beauty. 731 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
During the warm months, Burger Moe’s has a hopping patio and expansive patio just steps away from the Xcel Energy Center. The burger selection is deep on this menu with everything from a standard cheeseburger to a lamb kofta burger to a taco burger seasoned with taco chips. For those with sensitivities, there are gluten-free buns and a vegan Garden Burger available. Party time sides include tots, fries, waffle fries, onion rings, cheese curds, and more. 242 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Cossetta’s is woven into the fabric of Saint Paul history, beginning first as a small Italian market in an Italian immigrant neighborhood to now a massive, multi-story operation of market, deli, bakery, and fine dining restaurant with gorgeous views. Whole families have been raised with the mostaccioli and giant pizza slices as a Friday night treat. Home cooks can get lost in the first-floor market, filled with imported goods and an exceptional counter filled with deli meats, olives, prepared dishes, and more. No visit o Saint Paul is complete without some time spent samples all that is Cossetta’s. 211 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Joe and Stan's is a West 7th classic neighborhood bar with broasted chicken and bar food standards on the menu. Plus, as an incentive to knock off work early, Joe & Stan’s offers a weekday happy hour from 4 to 6 pm. 949 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102