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Mexican by Universal City?

michelle1276 Sep 25, 2008 03:41 PM

I'm staying at the Sheraton Universal and have a craving for some awesome margaritas and great Mexican food -- any suggestions? I'm from NY and there are so many that come up I'm lost so any help is greatly appreciated!

  1. mrshankly Sep 26, 2008 12:02 PM

    It's about a 10 minute drive from there but you can go to Don Cuco's on Riverside Drive... (818) 842-1123... call them for exact address.

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    1. re: mrshankly
      carter Sep 26, 2008 05:34 PM

      Cuco's is at 3911 Riverside Drive in Burbank, across the street from one of the original El Toritos. Don't make that mistake!
      Secondly, if you might prefer to get into Hollywood, Loteria Grill at 6627 Hollywood Blvd., just a few blocks east of the Hollywood & Highland center which houses the Kodak Theatre, is quite good. One stop on the Red Line subway from Universal City gets you there. Just opened about 1+ month ago.
      Avoid Camachos and Ernies Taco HOuse on Lankershim

      1. re: carter
        yogachik Sep 26, 2008 05:37 PM

        Second the Loteria! suggestion!

        1. re: carter
          420 Reasons to eat Sep 26, 2008 05:54 PM

          Yes go to Loteria Grill.

          Spend 5 bucks get a day pass for the red line. www.mta.net it will be well worth it.

        2. re: mrshankly
          modeangel Sep 28, 2008 07:15 PM

          Don cucos is a good choice if your in the area. love them. If your in the valley try Joselitos- yum!

          1. re: modeangel
            valleyvillagefoodie Oct 2, 2008 11:23 PM

            Don Cucos isn't good mexican food. I haven't been to a great mexican restaurant yet.

            1. re: valleyvillagefoodie
              valleyvillagefoodie Oct 13, 2008 11:07 PM

              OK...Now I have recommendations, but not super close to Universal Studios. Daniel's Tacos is an authentic taco stand on Vineland and Strathern. It's worth the drive.

              The other place is las fuentes, but that is a trek to deep valley. The green gold aka guacamole is worth the trip. http://www.lasfuentes.com/

              1. re: valleyvillagefoodie
                BasilKitty Oct 14, 2008 10:43 AM

                Does a taco stand serve margaritas? The post stated Awesome Margaritas I believe.

                1. re: BasilKitty
                  valleyvillagefoodie Oct 15, 2008 07:19 PM

                  good point. They don't have any alcohol, just great food.

                2. re: valleyvillagefoodie
                  chesone Apr 5, 2009 01:23 PM

                  Just ate Daniel's Tacos....FREAKING DELICIOUS. The carne asada mulitas stands out along with the carnitas tacos.

          2. LA Buckeye Fan Sep 26, 2008 08:28 AM

            Camacho's at Universal City Walk has good margaritas. Enjoy your visit.

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