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Cuco’s Mexican Taqueria

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As you guys may already have realized, I am a big fan of quality Mexican food. Someone suggested that I try out this place called Cuco’s on Henderson Road. This place is in a little crummy shopping plaza right by a Verizon store. Cuco’s isn’t much to look at but it has an authentic grocery store and amazing food. Some things to check out:

Salsa bar: Pick your own salsa from a variety of over 5 or 6 types. They range from verde to tomato to very mild to very hot. Unlimited refills and you pick your own.

Fish tacos: Simply put ………. amazing

Fish burritto: It sounds nasty but it is probably one of the best burrittos I have ever had in my life. It is a fried white fish in a burritto. Ask for the verde sauce instead of the white sauce and you will be amazed.

All in all the place is very good and authentic. Large portions are to be expected with very reasonable prices. Just like any other Mexican Restaraunt, come hungry because the food is brought out in about 20 seconds steaming hot and ready for you to devour! The help is great and there wasn’t a time that my glass was ever even remotely close to being empty for refills. If you guys know of anywhere else better than this let me know but this place is one of my personal favs. They even have nightly specials that are inspired by the cooks. Never a dull or bland meal. There is nothing worse than a gringo bland Mexican meal like Cozymels ………..

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  • vestanpance

    This is my favorite Mexican place in the city. Nice review and very accurate. Try the Chorizo burritto, it’s killer!

    But I’m bummed your telling all these people because they don’t have all that many tables and I never have had to wait before :p

  • JimL2

    When you say accurate Mexican, is this Tex-Mex-style Mexican, or something more peninsular where it’s not necessarily as spicy? Either way, sounds great!

  • vestanpance

    not tex-mexy at all. And I like spicey so I never ordered anything that sounded not, so not sure on your question for that. Another thing, it’s dirt cheap!

  • Jason Lemon Lyman

    Can you post an address or some close intersection? Sounds amazing. I lived in California for some periods of my life, and I miss authentic mexican.

  • Walker

    Website: http://www.cucostaqueria.com/

    Coupon: (Buy one Entree, get second entree 1/2 off) Good through 12/31/06

    http://www.e-maxx.biz/advantage/biz.html?id=211

  • vestanpance

    Went twice this week, if you have not tried this place get out of your house and go! It is the best (well my fav) Mexican food joint in C-bus.

    Example: my meal,

    glass of water $0.00

    All you can eat Chips and salsa and salsa bar with 4 or 5 different types $0.00

    Small size California Burrito (same size as Chipotle) with Paps con Chorizo $3.95

    tip $3.00 (I know this is high for the total but I want them to stay open!)

    total $6.95

    and it tastes sooo good!

  • Paul

    This place sounds awesome. I will have to try it and see if it unseats El Vaquero as my favorite Mexican restaurant in Columbus.

  • desecration

    I will have to try this restaurant. When we moved back to Columbus it was a struggle to mind good Mexican and Tex Mex options. I, too, like El Vaquero but I also like Abuelo’s very much.

  • cahill

    Abuelo’s is too $$$ for the quality.

  • thatsmydog

    Went twice this week, if you have not tried this place get out of your house and go! It is the best (well my fav) Mexican food joint in C-bus.

    Example: my meal,

    glass of water $0.00

    All you can eat Chips and salsa and salsa bar with 4 or 5 different types $0.00

    Small size California Burrito (same size as Chipotle) with Paps con Chorizo $3.95

    tip $3.00 (I know this is high for the total but I want them to stay open!)

    total $6.95

    and it tastes sooo good!

    Ok, I will ask, how does the tip help keep a restaurant open?

  • vestanpance

    wow old thread.

    I was just guessing that it’s sorta a family run business so tips go into the place not just the waiters pocket. but that’s just a guess so I could be wrong.

  • mattkaz

    I’m definitely going to have to check Cuco’s out. I love Mexican food.

    I’m a big fan of Cazuela’s on High St., just north of Lane. Their chorizo is super tasty… and everything else that I’ve had (tacos and enchiladas) keep me going back. The wait staff is really friendly too… and best of all, it’s cheap. My fiancée and I get out of there for just under $13.

    Another great place to check out is Xalisco on the corner of Chittenden and Summit. Great food, friendly people, and it’s cheap too :)

  • vestanpance

    mattkaz wrote

    Another great place to check out is Xalisco on the corner of Chittenden and Summit. Great food, friendly people, and it’s cheap too :)

    I think we have a review of this place somewhere in the forum.

    incoming walker link!

  • Walker
  • desecration

    borschke wrote There is nothing worse than a gringo bland Mexican meal like Cozymels ………..

    :cringe:

    That place was WRETCHED.

  • osulew

    I luuuuuuuurve Cuco’s. The fish burrito (sounds odd I know) is wonderful as is everything else I’ve ever tried there. It is becoming a default weekly lunch spot for my boyfriend and I. He swears the Pierna torta is the best sandwich ever. Yum

  • indochick

    I went to Cuco’s for a friendly post-breakup dinner with the now ex-bf. Both of us were spellbound by, among other things, one of their desserts: churros. Gosh, if it’s not because of the fullfiling dish of Fish Burrito (his) and Burrito Tapatio (mine), we could have ordered 2 plates of churros. I took my housemate there, too. He loves the churros. So now, Cuco’s becomes another place to hang out and catch up solely due to the churros and coffee. And its atmosphere is neutral enough; my ex-, my housemate, and I go there on a weekly basis, sort of a ‘manage a trois’ thing :wink:

    My favorite is Burrito Tapatio (sans refried beans) with shredded beef (barbacoa?) or chipotle chicken and salsa verde. It’s a very fullfiling dish; it comes with a burrito full of your choice of meat, mexican rice and guacamole salad. I also like the Fish Burrito. The other day, my housemate and I tried Sopes de Frijol y Queso with black beans, oh man, it’s addictive!

    Still, I wish they have that Mojarra Frita, a whole fish, which I believe still has its head and tail attached. It’s kinda Salvadorean-style too, but, gosh, it can be very good and great eating experience if you don’t mind the bones and eyes falling out of their sockets. :) I had something like that when I was interning in Washington DC, and it was awesome. But I have yet to find a place that sells churros the way Cuco’s does it.

  • Daz

    OOO… I’m down to try a new Mexican place. It seems to me like a lot of place try to pass themselves off as good mexican around here and fall FAR short.

    meh… gringos no tiene ninguna idea

  • vestanpance

    Still my fav chorizo in town. I saw they had an ad posted in the other paper this week. Guess they must be making better money than when I first started going. YAY!

  • hesher

    We love Cuco’s!! After living in Northern Cali for 14 years, it was nice to find a real Mexican taqueria again. I have never had anything bad there, and the prices are really low. For a dinner plate which is 3 enhciladas, beans and rice, it’s like $8. And it’s enough food to take for lunch the next day. The maragritas are pretty good, too. My favorite thing is the shredded seasoned beef that’s kind of like a Mexican pot roast— Barbacoa. They cook it all day until it falls apart. You can get it by itself or in a quesadilla or a taco. The pork done that way is excellent, too. Tamales are great–I really missed those when I moved here. Really good salsa, with real cilantro and not sickly sweet or too hot. And the tres leches cake is unbelievable. They soak it in 3 milks and when you eat it it’s like having cake and ice cream together. I could eat it every day. And they always have coupons for buy one get one half off. You should try it if you like taqueria style Mexican food.

  • MacKenzie

    I really don’t think there is a bad dish at Cuco’s.

    The waiter recommended their burrito with chicken and chorizo. I’m now hooked. My problem is that I want to order like 5 different things when I go because it’s all sooo good.

  • vestanpance

    the wait for a table last friday night was an hour and 1/2. Guess the word is out.

  • Walker

    Time to open a second one. Preferably somewhere downtown.

  • vestanpance

    Walker wroteTime to open a second one. Preferably somewhere downtown.

    maybe on king? I hear there is a nice big spot open with a nice patio :P

    Somebody please fill that spot before summer!

  • somertimeoh

    vestanpance wrote

    Walker wroteTime to open a second one. Preferably somewhere downtown.

    maybe on king? I hear there is a nice big spot open with a nice patio :P

    Somebody please fill that spot before summer!

    Don’t even get my head thinking like that ;)

  • Lorence

    indochick wroteStill, I wish they have that Mojarra Frita, a whole fish, which I believe still has its head and tail attached. It’s kinda Salvadorean-style too, but, gosh, it can be very good and great eating experience if you don’t mind the bones and eyes falling out of their sockets. :) I had something like that when I was interning in Washington DC, and it was awesome. But I have yet to find a place that sells churros the way Cuco’s does it.

    You might want to try “La Marketa” on Sullivant Ave. We’ve been going there for at least 9 years – truly genuine Mexican food. When we went there the first time, I had to realy dig deep to find that old high school Spanish as no one that was there spoke English. It was just a temporary problem – and the staff there were/are extremely friendly I think it was about a year ago, maybe a bit longer, when a new owner came in and expanded the menu to include a number of Salvadorean dishes. We haven’t tried any yet, but are looking forward to it.

  • Lorence

    I forgot to add – we were at Cuco’s this weekend and it was great again. I had the torta carnitas (it was wonderful!) and my wife had a combo of two tacos & an enchilada w/rice and beans. My son had the fish and chips, which comes with the same grouper they use in their fish tacos and burritos. The chips and salsa were great, too, and we liked the regular salsa so much that we forgot to go to the salsa bar!

    The chips/salsa left me able to eat only 1/2 of the torta – I had the other 1/2 forlunch today with a schmear of some homemade toasted chili powder mayo. Yum.

  • vestanpance

    was there Saturday for lunch again with my girlfriend and her parents. But I do that every Saturday it seems. They have new menus and have added BREAKFAST!, but all the old favs are still there.

    I can’t get enough, and all for the same price as like a value meal heh.

  • Trixie

    Maybe we went on an off night but it sucked when we were there. I’m willing to try it again to prove my first experience a fluke.

  • ARH

    i tried to go on sunday and it was closed, despite the website saying it was open on sundays. also the address we found didn’t quite match the website. it was in a strip mall with an empty verizon store, is this right??

    doubtful i will get friends to drive me anywhere that far away for quite some time after this!

  • vestanpance

    yes that is right. I have been on sundays before so not sure what the problem was.

  • Walker

    Anne & I tried stopping on a Sunday about a month ago and it was closed as well.

    I guess you just have to call first? :?

  • columbus_local

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday – Saturday – 10am-10pm

    Closed Sundays.

  • MacKenzie

    columbus_local wroteHours of Operation:

    Monday – Saturday – 10am-10pm

    Closed Sundays.

    If I remember correctly, I think they open back up on Sundays when the weather gets warmer.

  • vestanpance

    I know I went on a sunday once. /shrug

  • Mister Shifter

    Thinking about hitting this up today for lunch, although sometimes when I hit Henderson Rd. a mysterious force pulls me to The Gyro Shoppe.

    We’ll see what happens.

    :D

    I’m also down for a Cuco’s lunch guest or guests anytime!

  • Angel

    be careful! henderson at lunch time is dangerous. :)

  • enzo

    Mister Shifter wroteThinking about hitting this up today for lunch, although sometimes when I hit Henderson Rd. a mysterious force pulls me to The Gyro Shoppe.

    We’ll see what happens.

    :D

    I’m also down for a Cuco’s lunch guest or guests anytime!

    That happens to me too…..although, I do love Cucuo’s!!! They have this dessert there too that is really delish!!!

  • Mister Shifter

    Well, I landed at Cuco’s. Sitting at the bar pecking away on my iPhone. Only my second trip here. Last time I got the carnitas torta smothered in hot sauce. This time I thought I’d try a chimichanga. I’ll post my thoughts soon :)

  • Angel

    Mister Shifter wroteThinking about hitting this up today for lunch, although sometimes when I hit Henderson Rd. a mysterious force pulls me to The Gyro Shoppe.

    We’ll see what happens.

    :D

    I’m also down for a Cuco’s lunch guest or guests anytime!

    i work across the street so let me know when that next time is :)

  • CaD

    Mister Shifter wroteThinking about hitting this up today for lunch, although sometimes when I hit Henderson Rd. a mysterious force pulls me to The Gyro Shoppe.

    We’ll see what happens.

    :D

    I’m also down for a Cuco’s lunch guest or guests anytime!

    are the gyro’s good there? my buddy and i were going to go there yesterday but got sidetracked and ended up at city bbq instead :D!

  • zp945

    I had Cuco’s for lunch today. This was my first time there. WOW. It was delicious. The tortas are awesome. I will be back, before the weekend is over, for some drinks next time.

  • Mister Shifter

    I really enjoyed my lunch today! This was my second time there, and I left with a much better impression.

    (Flame me if you wish, but..) I’m a Vaquero’s fanatic. I live right by the one on Sawmill Rd. and have been going there often for years. Most of the servers there know my drink preference and “usuals”. I apologize if I reference it too much for comparison purposes. Cuco’s is the first Mexican place in a long time that I will actually consider frequenting along with Vaqueros.

    The Chimichanga that I got today was excellent. I got it with Carnitas and with the salsa/cheese sauce on top. I was happy that it was stuffed with LOTS of Carnitas. My only gripes were that there were no beans on the plate to go with the rice (which Vaqueros offers), and the dallops of sour cream and guac were miniscule at best. I had to ask for more sour cream. I was also happy that there was Cholula hot sauce instead of the horrible red & green offerings on the table at Vaqueros. Oh yeah, and the red (hot) salsa at the salsa bar was awesome. Much better and more firey than the “house” offering that was first put in front of me.

    Anyways, two thumbs up. I think I may have a new lunch spot to throw in the regular rotation.

  • somertimeoh

    Mister Shifter wroteWell, I landed at Cuco’s. Sitting at the bar pecking away on my iPhone. Only my second trip here. Last time I got the carnitas torta smothered in hot sauce. This time I thought I’d try a chimichanga. I’ll post my thoughts soon :)

    Oh darn it! I would have met up with you in a heartbeat. Booo for not checking the right threads at the right time :)

  • Mister Shifter

    Oh well, next time. I have a feeling it won’t be long before I’m back.

    :D

  • Mister Shifter

    Going back again today!

    LOL

  • vestanpance

    best mexican in town. hands down.

  • berry

    We went here last night for the first time and it was fantastic! I had steak tacos and tried a fish taco. Even though I don’t really like fish, I loved their fish taco, so that probably says a lot. As for the asada tacos, the char on the steak was perfect. It was probably better than any steak taco I had at tacquerias in Chicago. The husband had a tasty chicken and chorizo burrito and the prices are amazing.

    We will definitely be back many times…

  • Mister Shifter

    I just got done destroying a “Don Cuco Burrito” and it was stupendous. I’m down for anything with lots of Chorizo, and this hit the spot today. Actually I believe it’s the same burrito mentioned in the post above me. Chicken, chorizo, rice & beans, covered in cheese dip. ACE!

    It was so big it could’ve been one of Godzilla’s arch enemies.

    http://shapeshifter.drop1t.com/cucos.jpg

    :shock:

    :D

  • berry

    Mister Shifter wroteI just got done destroying a “Don Cuco Burrito” and it was stupendous. I’m down for anything with lots of Chorizo, and this hit the spot today. Actually I believe it’s the same burrito mentioned in the post above me. Chicken, chorizo, rice & beans, covered in cheese dip. ACE!

    It was so big it could’ve been one of Godzilla’s arch enemies.

    http://shapeshifter.drop1t.com/cucos.jpg

    :shock:

    :D

    That is exactly what the husband had last night, Yum!

  • Ashland

    OMG I am so heading up to this place right after I run to the bottoms real quick. Where is this place exactly? It is on henderson right? where exactly on Henderson, is it near the gyro shoppe?

  • shmack

    Mister Shifter wroteIt was so big it could’ve been one of Godzilla’s arch enemies.

    godzilla must not have very much competition… :P

  • Mister Shifter

    Ashland wroteOMG I am so heading up to this place right after I run to the bottoms real quick. Where is this place exactly? It is on henderson right? where exactly on Henderson, is it near the gyro shoppe?

    It’s on the opposite side of the street as the Gyro Shoppe, just west. In the strip center with Jersey Mike’s, and right near where the Verizon Store used to be. There’s also a Gas Station out front right there.

  • Walker
  • vestanpance

    CuCos is the best IMO but I’m going to Senior Antonio’s tonight because it’s over by rave. :shock:

    it’s a close 2nd.

  • Ashland

    Ok, i just got back and just threw up a massive amount of food, liquor, and water. i drove around for probably 15 minutes trying to find this place, and could not find it. I finally broke down anad spent the money to call information who connected me to Cuco’s and I found my way there. The place was packed, I mean even the bar had no seats available, so trhat is definitely a good sign. The first thing I noticed, is the actual restaurant is pretty ghetto. They have three different styles of booths, the paint job looked like something a few friends did together over the weekend, and the bar was definitely lacking, you could tell this place was a true start up done on a shoestring budget. It took the waiter a while to get my order after i was ready, but i think it was because they place was so packed, not like he was standing around bullshitting with people. Finally, I ordered my food, and i decided to go with the burrito don cuco, samething Mr. Shifter had. I then decided as i always do with most mexican that I should put a boatload of hot sauce on it, which the only one at my table was some habenero sauce. WRONG MOVE. The chorizo is already hot, plus adding on this habenero sauce, well let’s just say I moved from margaritas to straight water pretty quickly. Now, down to the nitty gritty, the food. I cannot complain, this burrito was excellent, it is not the type of food I would regularly order, usually i am more into fajitas, and the cheese sauce is just not my style, but boy was I wrong. This food was excellent, I had absolutely no complaints about the food, it felt as if it was homemade (some pieces of the chicken were a lil bit burnt) instead of perfectly prepared mexican that feels like some huge corporate conglomerate. All in all, this is my type of place to eat. It is off the beaten path, not too expensive, the inside is not all perfect and has a more hood atmosphere to it, and of course the food was great. So thanks to you guys for putting me onto something new that I will now frequent regularly. This is definitely the best mexican I have had in Columbus.

    I totally forgot to add about why I threw up. I ate and drank so much, if I did not force myself my stomach would have exploded like ole boy in Monte Python.

  • vestanpance

    It has three different styles of booths because when I first went it was more a grocery store with a little 4 table restaurant tucked in the right side corner of the main room (no bar). I’m pretty sure they didn’t think it was going to explode like it has in the last 2 years. Glad you agree, best mexican food in town. Get one of the sandwiches next, they are killer!

  • Mister Shifter

    Today I happily doused my Burrito Don Cuco with tons of Cholula sauce. Can’t be too hot for me.

    :twisted:

  • MacKenzie

    I was sitting here relaxing, enjoying my Sunday night with the little one finally asleep and I decided to check out the Cuco’s thread.

    Good God, did ya have to put a picture up of the Don Cuco Burrito? Now I will dream about it.

    I’ve mentioned this before but I cannot go in there and not order this burrito. There are so many other things I want to try. I’ve had there fish tacos, taco’s al pastor (yum), carne asada tacos. and carnitas. I keep wanting to try the fish burrito but the damn Don Cuco’s Burrito haunts me.

    Once the waiter told me to try it…it had me at hello.

    Until we meet again Mr. Don Cuco :twisted: .

  • Charly

    I am a huge fan of Cuco’s – I think we eat there once a week. Love it.

    Tonight we stopped in to Azteca’s (at 5225 N. High St , I think) and it was amazing. The food seemed fresher and lighter than any Mexican I’ve had in Columbus. I’d would guess that even the refried beans are made from scratch – something I dont’ believe is very common. The chairs are remarkable, for what it’s worth.

    The server was great – she mentioned they’ve been open about 2 months.

    Please stop and and share your experience – I’m wondering if I was just really hungry or something!

  • nexttuesday

    Finally went to Cuco’s for the first time last Monday I believe. When we walked in, there was absolutely no one there eating, which made me a little nervous. It was late (9:15ish) but that still seemed weird. I guess it was a Monday, not exactly a big eating out night. After we were there for a while, about 4 more tables came in.

    I had the grande chimichanga (too big for me, but my bf wanted to try some), bf had a burrito, and my other friend had cheese enchiladas. He said the enchiladas were better than any others he had ever had in Columbus. It’s a simple dish, but their quality of ingredients is what sets them apart, I think. The chicken in the burrito and chimichanga was fresh and not stringy like the chicken you get at most mexican places. The rice was plump, not hard like other places.

    I would say the weak point was the margaritas actually, but they were fine. Just an average margarita.

    Prices were average for a mexican place. I will definitely go back. The location kind of sucks considering you can barely see it from the road until you’re on top of it. If you know where the Sunoco is at that corner (I think Dierker and Henderson) slow down a lot and look as if you are trying to find something hidden, because it is. I worked really close to there for a few months and had no idea that little shopping center even existed.

  • MollyMaloney

    It is true that the house Margarita at Cucos is run of the mill. But look a bit further down on the menu until you find the Margarita Tapatilla. Think only upscale establishments squeeze limes for their mixers? This Margarita is made with freshly squeezed lime juice, Cointreau as the triple sec, and a generous amount of Tequila. The grande is 7.95 but the buzz is worth at least 10.00, and smooth, smooth, smooth.

    My favorite food there hands down are the soft tacos, esp the Al Pastor and the fish taco. I’m not exactly sure what the marinade is for the pork, but suspect some adobo. The al pastor caramelizes so nicely when it is cooked. The fish taco is what Micky D’s Filet-o-Fish wants to be when it grows up. Topped with a marinated cabbage slaw and some version of Cucos own special sauce, it is a winner. The Chile renello round out my ala carte plate, but I don’t neglect the marinated onions from the salsa bar. Not sure what the herb is on those onions, maybe thyme or epazote. I’ve eaten at many an independent Mexican in Columbus, and Cucos is the best.

  • columbus_local

    Took some friends there last Friday after work at 8:30pm. Waited about 20 minutes for a table. I got the Don Cuco’s burrito (regular) and it was incredible!! My friend got a chimi, he liked it a lot until he tried mine and then proceeded to eat half of mine. Other friend got a few ala carte tacos which she liked too. That don cuco burrito is the bomb.

  • MacKenzie

    I cannot get enough of this place and the Don Cuco’s burrito.

    I did try La Michoacana’s Market restaurant a few days ago and if your a fan of the Cuco’s taco’s you’ll love theirs. The menu is small (and cheap!) which I’ve come to realize is a good thing. I am not a tamale person but tried the chicken tamale (they were out of the pork ones) and it was good…could have used a sauce. It is authentic though. We had some language barriers which means to me good food is coming. I will definitely go back.

  • Mister Shifter

    I’m thinking a Don Cuco is in order today for lunch.

  • columbus_local

    i’m headed there in about an hour for some don cuco’s burrito :)

  • MacKenzie

    I had my Don Cuco burrito fix today. I couldn’t take it anymore. I ordered the large DC burrito for myself and the fish burrito for my 4 year old daughter :wink: . The waiter gave me a look like there is no way you can eat this, so I said ya know leftovers for lunch tomorrow :roll: .

    So yummy. I tried a couple bites of the fish burrito, it was tasty, but like the DC much better. My daughter ended up making her own bean burrito so more leftovers for me!

  • Walker

    Isn’t it about time they opened a new location downtown? :D

  • Manatee

    Going to Cuco’s at 6:30 Wednesday (tomorrow) night. PM me if you’d like to go with us!!

    Oops- edit. We are going Wednesday.

  • vestanpance

    Walker wroteIsn’t it about time they opened a new location downtown? :D

    if we funded a BONO/CUCO’s hybrid downtown we could have our own CU lair.

  • Ndcent

    Finally got around to checking out Cuco’s last night after buying a new fridge.

    It was awesome. Got the camarones a la diablo, best diablo sauce i’ve ever had. Amazing enchilada sauce, good mexican style tacos and chips.

    Loved it.

  • Walker

    Good to hear it passed the test. I get worried sometimes about overhyping this place and not having it live up to people’s expectations.

    But that’s not happened yet.

  • chaptal

    My GF wanted to go back here a couple of weeks ago so we’re probably going here tonight.

  • pixlfarmer

    vestanpance wrote

    if we funded a BONO/CUCO’s hybrid downtown we could have our own CU lair.

    Stick ’em both in the castle by Katzinger’s

  • somertimeoh

    Ndcent wroteFinally got around to checking out Cuco’s last night after buying a new fridge.

    It was awesome. Got the camarones a la diablo, best diablo sauce i’ve ever had. Amazing enchilada sauce, good mexican style tacos and chips.

    Loved it.

    Wow, I’m really shocked you hadn’t already been! I haven’t been in awhile, just realized that.

    I’m certainly getting my Mexican fix in Texas though. Been here less than 12 hours, lunch and dinner – had it twice :)

  • futureman

    Get the fish tacos, they are awesome!

  • Walker

    The Alive wroteRaw power

    By G.A. Benton

    August 28, 2008

    So maybe you were beginning to think the blistering sun and searing heat were all behind us by now. Psyche!

    Because obviously at the drop of a damp, salt-encrusted hat (sorry for that image), Mean Mr. Sol can come charging back and uncork a few 90-degree scorchers like we had to endure last week.

    On those days, I’m liable to creep up to the stove or grill, pause, crinkle up my sun-burnished nose, and head straight for the take-out menu drawer. Or sometimes I jump into the car and motor off to Cuco’s for ceviche.

    You know ceviche, don’t you? I suppose you could call it Latino sushi, because it’s fish “cooked” only by the acid in (usually) lime juice. The high-toned flavors are generally fleshed out by salsa-like ingredients. In my experience, Cuco’s ceviche is — locally at least — the biggest and best out there.

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  • lifeliberty

    I went last night and got some take-out.  the place wasn’t very busy, which is why i went during the bad weather.  the food travels very well, although it is still better eaten there.  it’s basically no store area now, it’s all restaurant.

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