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Don Cuco

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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3911 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4327
+1 818-842-1123
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten a lot of Mexican food in my life time, but was honestly not impressed by the food at this restaurant. It is your standard Mexican fare with very little presentation. Many of the food options come with iceberg lettuce...which is like a filler in my eyes and not a decent green leaf...try the margaritas and pina coladas!... More 

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Thank Sarah A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up at Don Cuco in Burbank for lunch MOSTLY because it was convenient to the hotel we were staying at but partly because the reviews suggested that it wouldn't be terrible. You know what? It totally wasn't terrible! The exterior is charming, the music is fun and the interior is a wonderful throwback to the 1970s. Once inside,... More 

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Thank dknight818
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had Margaritas that were great. The food was excellent at a decent price. We have nothing to complain about regarding the service.

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Thank johan s
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a great mexican restaurant. The fish tacos are my favorite. Free chips and salsa. My drinking companion said that the Margueritas and the selection of beers were good. Very cute sidewalk seating. T

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Thank Maureen T
Bakersfield, California
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191 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The tacos that I ordered here didn't taste as good as I expected, however they did have a unique flare to the flavor that I can imagine others may like. The service was spectacular, and the staff and employees tried to make my meal as pleasant as possible.

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Thank worldtraveler267
Puerto Rico
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you do not mind crowded and loud this is a fun place. Great Margaritas and tasty carnitas. Had no reservations so we had to wait about 30 minutes. Next to Tangerine Motel so a good dining option if you are a guest there and do not want to walk far. Nothing fancy. Friendly staff.

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Thank margawil
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Margaritas good, chips & salsa both fresh, cheese enchilada and tamale combination plate fairly tasty (but I probably wouldn't order a tamale there again). Prices seemed a bit high, but the place was convenient, and our server was fun & attentive.

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Thank cwh25
Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Visited after a taping of The Ellen Show and had a delicious dinner while the traffic died down. The seafood dishes were very good and had surprising combinations of ingredients that I ventured and ordered - glad I did!! The restaurant gets very busy and most of the tables and booths are pretty close together but worth a try!

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Thank lisamhe2016
Fishers, Indiana
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My family LOVES Don Cuco's. We have been coming here for years. They know us by name and our favorite drinks. The menu is incredible and every meal we have ordered has been fantastic. The restaurant is unassuming on the outside, a small outside eating area but wait till you see how large it is inside! Many booths that can... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The restaurant is next to the Tangerine Hotel. Passing the restaurant on Friday and Saturday we had noticed just how busy this place was. So decided to try it ourselves and we were not disappointed. The menu is extensive and food well cooked and very tasty. Certainly the best Mexican food we've had on this trip to the States. Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3911 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4327
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-842-1123

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