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Don Cuco

3911 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4327
818-842-1123
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Ranked #15 of 371 Restaurants in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Redondo Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

First time here and it was very busy on Friday at 5pm. There were no seats available at the bar so we were seated at a comfortable table. There was quite a mix of patrons from families to daters and it was very loud and somewhat difficult to have conversations because the restaurant was so loud. Several wait staff walked... More

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Los Angeles, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Don Cuco's in Burbank is consistently good. The fajitas are terrific here. Margaritas are yummy. You know they take care of their employees because the same people have been working there for YEARS! Service is always good. I prefer sitting in the front room. It feels cozier and the padded booths are quite comfie. Larger groups and your kids seem... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Best Mexican food around! This restaurant is a must if you are in LA. Food and drinks are wonderful. Service and staff are great!

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As above, the best Mexican food I have had. We went here as it was right next to our hotel and were glad we did. The margaritas were just as good as the food.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We tried Mexican food for practically the first time at this family-owned restaurant. The staff were so helpful as we didn't even know how to eat it when it arrived. Great drinks and atmosphere. Get there early or you have to wait a while as it is very popular.

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had my first margarita here, the staff were excellent in crafting one for me. Food was really good, although be prepared to walk out of a nice and cool, dark (not shady though!) indoor place and into the bright sun!

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Pensacola
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The best frozen margaritas in La. No pretense here. Just authentic Mexican cuisine. Been around for over forty years and is very reasonably priced. The restaurant is charming and kinda kitsch in its Mexican decor. Real atmosphere. The food is great. Fajitas are amazing! Have guacamole made at the table it is the real deal. Great chili Rellenos and the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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160 reviews 160 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A lot has changed over the past 10 years in this little enclave of Burbank near Warner Bros. There are now new hotels in the area and a few new restaurants. One thing that has not changed is Don Cuco, a "classical" Mexican restaurant on Riverside Drive, not far from the building where the Warner Bros. Studio Tours take off.... More

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The decor of the restaurant reminds me of mexico. I thought it was nice. The food was delicious. I read all the previous reviews and I didn't have any problems with service or food being rushed.

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Don Coco Mexican Restaurant is a Burbank icon. it has been in the same location since 1969. the shotgun shape makes this place a unique spot to have a margarita. The food is a step maybe two above average, granted it was the rush and were quite busy. The presentation could be cleaned up a bit, seemed a bit rushed.... More

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