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Cucara Macara

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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Viale Gottardo 89, Rome, Italy
+39 06 8200 1871
18:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

good food nice place and service is good.... wait until i taste the dessert seems inviting.... ok the cake was good u could taste tequila and chili but its smooth... and the rhum afterward gosh so strong but good loves the chocolate... best of luck to the staff and everybody... will come back soon

Thank abbi g
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

We have a thousand Mexican restaurants in Texas, but every time i go to Rome i HAVE to make a stop at Cucara!!!. They have the most authentic mexican food i have eaten outside of Mexico, the margaritas from the owner Danilo are truly the best i have tasted. I always look forward to having a truly unique desert- the... More 

Thank JessPerry
Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

I've eaten here many, many times and being from Texas / growing up eating Mexican food, I can say it's worth a visit, particularly for long-term inhabitants. It's quite hard to find Mexican food of this quality anywhere I have visited in Europe. The owner is from Chiapas, and makes an excellent mole which isn't on the menu but is... More 

1 Thank JeninRome
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

It took me a little while to convince my husband to have mexican in italy, but boy are we glad we did! The food is fresh and delicious, the margaritas a must-have. They don't speak english and the menu is in italian, which is to be expected. We just took a guess and we weren't disappointed. Go if you can!

Thank Natalie T
Rome, Italy
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

This is a cute, Mexican themed restaurant about 5 minutes from metro Line A, Cipro stop. A bit pricey, but close enough to Mexican to satisfy cravings for Mexican food (we are from Texas). Shrimp entree was good, cod tacos very good, served with cornmeal crusted french fries (tasty). Queso not authentic, but I think it's almost impossible to buy... More 

Thank cohargan
Rome, Italy
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

We decide to go to this restaurant following the suggestion of a Mexican friend that has been living in Rome for a while. We started with some Melargaritas and some Nachos, both really good; probably the nachos portions were a little bit small for the price. The main dish were all really tasty and beware, the one indicated as really... More 

Thank giuliotuseo
Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2011

Since we were looking for a mecican restaurant in Roma, after having read positive review on trip advisor and due to the position close to our house, we decided to go to Cucara Macara. We reserved a table at 8 pm, we went there and the restaurant was close at 7:50 pm, since it was getting closer to 8 around... More 

2 Thank WKLIZE
Mexico City, Mexico
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2010

We read good reviews on Tripadvisor, so my bf and i decided to go and had high expectations. We took a cab from Piazza di Spagna and charged us 60 euros. After we got back found out the cab driver took us to the long way and as people said on Tripadvisor, it was kinda close to the turistic area.... More 

5 Thank innavonfustenberg
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2010

Lovely little place, great atmosphere, very clean. I live in Arizona, but havent found authentic Mexican food as the one Cucara Macara serves. Friendly owners, they speak English, Spanish, Italian. They dont serve the TexMex we get in the USA, such as burritos, etc. REAL Mexican Cuisine and the BEST Margaritas I have Had. Well worth the bus or taxi... More 

Thank foodlover1st
Newcaslte Upon Tyne
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

This restaurant really took me by surprise. Owned by a Mexican, the food is the real deal. Aside from the food being top notch, the star of the show has to be the cocktails! If you go here you absolutely must have a Margharita. The locals tend to pack the place out from 9pm, so if you haven't booked a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Gottardo 89, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 8200 1871

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?