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“a true Redlands icon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cuca's Mexican Food

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Cuca's Mexican Food
527 E State, Redlands, CA 92373
909-335-9557
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Ranked #45 of 167 Restaurants in Redlands
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“a true Redlands icon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I was first introduced to Cuca's when I started at UoR in 2001. Since then it has become my go to destination for mexican food in the inland empire. It's a great place to start Thursday nights: get a taquito burrito while they set up market night, and then walk it off looking at fresh strawberries and crazy people. The bean, rice, and cheese burrito isn't listed but is one of my favourites. This only recently changed when I discovered I had been skimming over the taquito burrito. As mentioned below, two crisp taquitos (chicken or beef) wrapped in a hot bean and cheese burrito. It's like a taco bell double decker only delicious. One tip, be very careful crossing Redlands Blvd to get there (especially if it's dusk)... it's a corner people seem to roar around and there's no lights or other indication of you being in the crosswalk. It's worth it though!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Pretty decent Mexican food in Redlands!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Checked Cuca's out based on a friend's recommendation...decided to try the dine-in facility in Redlands rather than the take-out only site, and we were not disappointed! Atmosphere was warm, with the usual folkloric art on the walls and a flat-screen tuned to sports (basketball in one room, and soccer in another). Warm chips & salsa, the usual range of Mexican beers,and a good (but not spicy) machaca were all good menu options. There is better Mexican food to be had in So. Cal., but this is a solid option if you're traveling through the Inland Empire!

Visited April 2013
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Oceanside, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A good little spot for Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Coming from San Diego, we're a bit spoiled with choices for fast Mexican food. Cuca's doesn't disappoint though. You have to try the tacquito burrito, even though it doesn't show on the menu. Two tacquitos rolled into a bean burrito!

Visited November 2012
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Highland, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Since 1993”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Have been coming here since my junior year of high school. I still enjoy the red, green and combination burritos. My wife sticks to the shredded beef tacos strictly for its flavor though she prefers street tacos elsewhere. Not the best Mexican food but its still delicious. Everything else I have tried has been OK but not earth shattering.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I've been going to Cuca's for years. The original Cuca's near Redlands High School has a pretty extensive menu, but it's take-out only (no tables to sit). There is almost always a line here. I also like the newer dine-in location across town. It's a local favorite!

Visited October 2012
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