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Don Cuco

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3991 E Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 583-5944
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Don's place is on par with the other Mexican retaruants in Simi Valley

Don Cuco's restaurant is about the same as the others in Simi Valley. Service is generally good if the place is not too busy. The good is good and the atmosphere is okay. It could probably refurbished with new carpet and tables.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
sully59
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Simi Valley, California
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Simi Valley, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't know how this place is rated so high. Was not good!! Service was marginal at best. Food was sub par. Bar and dining area did not look clean. Won't be going back!

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Thank hdtow
Salt Lake City
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has some of the best salads & taco soup out there. I am not a big fan of Mexican food; however, the ambiance adds to the awesome food. The lighting is super low and there are booths with shiny vinyl seating. Also, the old school candles in the red bubble glass remind me of the Mexican restaurants when... More 

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Thank Stroller_Snob
Simi Valley, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Don Cuco's restaurant is about the same as the others in Simi Valley. Service is generally good if the place is not too busy. The good is good and the atmosphere is okay. It could probably refurbished with new carpet and tables.

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Thank sully59
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Great retro atmosphere at this truly old school Mexican restaurant! From the real wood beams, colorful pottery, to the beautiful stained glass windows, I felt like I was in a 1970s time capsule. I enjoyed the Carne Tampiquena and my friends ordered the Sizzling Fajitas and Pollo al Ajo, which they raved about. I really enjoyed our visit--everything's just my... More 

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Thank Adriene B
Simi Valley
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

remember, this is my own opinion. Obviously it is not shared because it's always busy. I don't like the chips, they are doughy, almost like flour but thin. They apparently make awesome corn tortillas but when I asked them if they would fry some up for me for chips, they refused, even if I paid for them. I always get... More 

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Thank Patti F
Simi Valley, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I had gone here with my large family and loved it! We never had to look for a server or ask for refills. Our food tasted great and drinks arrived quickly. I would definitely revisit this place again.

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Thank Linda C
Fremont, CA
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We were there on a Friday night and had a long wait. This place is very popular. They have just about any classic dish you've ever had at a Mexican restaurant. Great choices. Everyone in our group really enjoyed their meals however I had their Chili Verde plate, which I thought was good but not great - the sauce was... More 

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Thank CABigBob
Oklahoma
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We ate at this restaurant last week. We had the combo fajitas and chili con queso. The queso portion was HUGE! We split the fajitas for 1, so there wasn't as much food. The food was amazing! It was authentic mexican and we really enjoyed it. I would recommend anyone to try this restaurant. **They are a little pricey though.... More 

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Thank dancer_7674
Simi Valley, California
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Shocked at the price when the bill came, we didn't order anything crazy we started with some of the cheese dip - only three people we had combinations, no dessert. I think the place is ready for a repaint job it just seems old and tired. They were really busy and lots of people in the restaurant so they do... More 

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Thank WendyW2
Simi Valley, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The staff is medioCre, the food isn't bad....we just felt bad after eating there more than we should have. I didn't have the guts to try and look in their food area...but I am done with them. Use to be good, but has really Changed!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3991 E Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93065
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Simi Valley
  • Phone Number: (805) 583-5944

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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