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Flaco's Cocina

8400 Delmar Blvd., University City, Saint Louis, MO
+1 314-395-4343
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
28 Aug 2018
“Was never as good as one might have expected”
1 Feb 2017
“Great little place”
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin
8400 Delmar Blvd., University City, Saint Louis, MO
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

When this opened several years ago, it took the name Flacos Cocina. This might have been a reference to a previous establishment called Flacos Tacos, which had some of the best fish tacos in the Saint Louis region. Unfortunately, the tacos at this restaurant were...More

Thank atasateforspices
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a small restaurant on Delmar Blvd. just east of I-170. The Mexican fare is delicious but the nightly specials are fantastic! Try the Lobster Empanadas or the Chipotle Steak Chimichanga. And you have to start with their Calamari appetizer!

Thank Gene P
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...More

Thank tatercake
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank mbaltman
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...More

Thank Allan S
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...More

1  Thank Martin Z
Reviewed 6 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....More

Thank CCWalters
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...More

Thank RandyE715
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 15 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...More

2  Thank warrenwb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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