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Mexican by Universal City?

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!

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

    1. 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

        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

          Second the Loteria! suggestion!

          1. re: carter

            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

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

            1. re: modeangel

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

              1. re: valleyvillagefoodie

                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

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

                  1. re: BasilKitty

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

                  2. re: valleyvillagefoodie

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