MPLS St. Paul Magazine Restaurant Week

MPLS St. Paul Magazine Restaurant Week is back October 13-18 , 2019.  During this time, specially priced meals from some of the hottest Twin Cities Restaurants will be available.  You may wish to make your reservations now as this is a popular time to eat out.

Lunches will include two courses between $10-$25
Dinners will include three courses between $15-$35

Prices are exclusive of tax, wine, beverage, and tip.

Find a list of participating restaurants and their restaurant week menus here.

My top pick is this round is Nico’s Taco & Tequila Bar

Dinner — $20 ($10 lunch menu is also available)

Appetizer (Choose One):

  • Roasted Corn Salsa; Roasted corn, jalapeño, lime, cilantro, red onion, Gf, Vt, V, Df
  • Avocado Toast; Pan de talera, avocado, fried cotija, grilled onion, chipotle balsamic, spring mix, Vt
  • Elote; Traditional charred sweet corn, crema agria, dried chile, queso cotija, lime, Gf, Vt
  • Tocino Guacamole: Avocado, bacon, pico de gallo, chipotle, lime, cilantro, jalapeño, corn
  • Totopes con Zona Rosa: Roasted pumpkin seed, chile de arbol, roasted tomato, furiously whipped
  • Jicama-mango slaw; jicama, mango, jalapeno, red onion, lime

Entrée (Choose One):

  • TACOS!!! Any two tacos (choices below), traditional Mexican rice, pinto beans;

Chayote, Squash & Pumpkin: Chayote, butternut winter squash, pumpkin, bell peppers, roasted corn, queso cotija, zona rosa

Chorizo: Spicy adobo Mexican pork sausage & potatoes. A definite chile kick!

Mixed Mushroom: Porcini, portabella, shiitake, & button, toasted pine nuts, grilled onions, & queso cotija, in chile ancho sauce

Barbacoa: Braised beef with guajillo chile, cinnamon, spices

  • Tamales de Pavo en Mole; Oaxacan style turkey tamales in mole guajillo, Gf
  • Bolillo Burger; Fresh ground sirloin, avocado, raw jalapeño, queso Oaxaca, tomato, lettuce, & chipotle spread on a bolillo bun.
  • Pozole Rojo; Traditional Mexican soup made with red chiles, pork, and hominy. Served with radish, shredded cabbage, cilantro, oregano & lime,tTostada on side, Gf

Dessert (Choose One):

  • Calavera Cookies (Sugar Skull); Vt
  • Pumpkin Flan; Vt
  • Chili Chocolate Flourless Cake; Gf, V, Vf, Df