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“Not so great”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cucos Mexican Cafe

Cucos Mexican Cafe
Ranked #94 of 458 Restaurants in Montgomery
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Montgomery, Alabama
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not so great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Where do I start? Arrived at the cafe with four people. The table was too small for the number of plates we had (I had the shrimp faitas and that was four total plates alone). The atmosphere doesn't seem very clean (dark and somewhat dingy). The floor was sticky around the table as if someone had spilled coke on the floor and didn't clean it up very well. The decor is spartan at best. I took all that out of my mind because I was told by a friend that they had great food. They brought tortilla chips and salsa to the table. They quickly brought more as we finished the first batch. Then the trouble. In one of the salsa bowls came this long strand of hair. Disgusting. I called one of the waitresses over and pointed this out. She said she would take it away. A minute later she came back with more salsa as if nothing had ever happened. Not even an "I'm sorry about that". This type of attitude gives the impression that cleanliness isn't very high on their list of priorities. The other consideration is why would I want more of the salsa that I know came from the same bowl with the hair? Absolutely no thought invested in what just happened.

The food came to the table quickly. The portions were of good size and tasted okay. My faitas arrived with only three tortia wraps. Considering the amount of food, you would think they would give you at least five.

The next odd jesture was about a quarter the way through eating, with the table loaded with plates, the waiter brought the bill. In my opinion, that is the ultimate in unprofessional food service. Considering there were ample seats available (only about a third of the cafe had customers), I don't understand why they would do such a thing.

Overall, I won't go back. For the price, the quality, the atmosphere, cleanliness, and professional service... I'd rather go to Tipo di Mexico off Taylor street.

  • Visited December 2012
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Prattville, Alabama, United States
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fresh ingredients!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Mexican food with a little less of the same ol' same ol' (it's like they use fresher ingredients and it's not so "American Mexican"). For lunch they have chimipoquitos and black beans - it's amazing.

Visited May 2012
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Montgomery, Alabama
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Quick and tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Small as chain restaurants go, Cuco's manages to offer a decidedly tasty Mexican menu with freindly servie and reasonable prices. In the mood for something different, try the chimipoquitos entree with a cup of guacamole for dipping.

Visited June 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tex mex”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Great chips and salsa, good food and service. The food is different from all the other taste alike mexicans.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, service and drinks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2011

We love Cuco's! Food is consistently good, service is good, and their swirl margaritas are awesome. The patio looks nice once it cools off a little. Great choice for family dining.

  • Visited August 2011
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