Don Cuco does not have the best Mexican food in LA. But this nearly 50-year-old Burbank spot is still a Valley staple and ground zero for studio execs getting trashed after work. Everything from their caribbean chicken salad to their mexican pizza is worth ordering, but let’s be honest - it’s all about those margaritas.
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