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Cuquita's Restaurant

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1957 Northwest Hwy, Garland, TX 75041-4835
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Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Rowlett, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

My family gathers here often just to meet up for lunch, or with a big group on the nights they have mariachis. We're usually always attended to politely and friendly. I have a favorite plate (higado encebollado [liver]) and although it's always too spicy, I love it every time! Their tortillas are made in house and they bring some out... More 

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Thank moniluvsdean
Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I became a fan of Cuquitas in 1999 when I first moved to Dallas. They were located on Henderson with what I considered the next best thing to mama's cooking. Unfortunately after losing their lease they moved to a really bad location on Lake June Rd and the quality of the Cuquitas brand began to suffer. That location closed down.... More 

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Thank Jay S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Cuquita'sused to be the best place in town. But as it open more restaurants, the food as well as the service went down hill. As a loyal customer I kept going, finding excuses as to why the food didn't taste the same. Today, was the last straw. I ate my milanesa cold. Not only was my food cold, but my... More 

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Thank Maricela R
Texas
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I enjoyed lunch at the Garland location. The restaurant was very clean, the staff was friendly, the service was great and the food was really tasty! It seems more authentic Mexican to me than Tex-Mex......which I found refreshing. I would definitely recommend and will be back!

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Thank Randy W
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Cuquita's is always great! We love the the fresh corn tortillas and real Mexican food. I usually get breakfast for dinner. We have been coming to Cuquita's for over 15 years.

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Thank Sue V
Rowlett, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Service is pitifully slow! The watery salsa is the worst. Don't bother ordering a margarita! We finally walked out because we still hadn't received our food 45 min later.

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Thank jmlawyer
Dallas
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The restaurant is very popular. We were there on Mother's Day and the wait was nearly and hour at 2 in the afternoon. They brought warm corn tortillas that combined the texture of flour with the taste of corn. Next time I think I will just order those. The margaritas were tasty and powerful and the re fried beans were... More 

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Thank dallastraveler03
Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love mexican food, but NOT this mexican food. Bland tasting and unappealing meal housed in an ugly building. My 2 guests had the same opinion about their dinners. The chips were crisp and just salty enough, but the accompanying sauce(?) was NO salsa. Don't waste your calories on inferior mexican food.

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Thank tesla s
dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The main picture looks like the chef pooped on the plate. I mean come on..no better way to present your food other than Army mess-hall ladle and glop ?

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Thank jeffjhi
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

My husband and I went there last night and we will never ever go back. The food was awful. For an appetizer we tried the Super Nachos and the chips were mushy. The waitress did not refill the chip or salsa bowl. My husband's meal was supposed to come with tortillas and by the time the waitress brought them his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1957 Northwest Hwy, Garland, TX 75041-4835
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Garland
Description
We'd never heard of Cuquita's but found it while looking for a place to lunch. Research revealed this is one of three locations in the Dallas area. The chain is highly rated by Texas Monthly magazine. We found the food and service excellent.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?