In a word: Yes, it (Mexi)can.
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JM ate the combo #4 with a beef taco, a cheese enchilada, and a tostada with a lemonade.
Nichole ate the enchiladas mole with a coffee.
The bill was $22, or $11/person, plus tip.
JM gave Cuco's an A-; Nichole gave Cuco's a B (see our grading rubric).
Cuco's is very much like Laredo's. Given that they have Waunakee, Monona and Verona locations, it seems like Cuco's is to Suburbs as Laredo's is to CBD. Their salsa is pretty plain but fresh, the guacamole was garlic-laden, and the chips were good.
We liked their food better than Laredo's in some ways. The beef enchiladas were spud-free, which is a big plus. The mole had at least a couple waves of flavor to it. But Cuco's lacked the kind of lightning-fast and friendly service expected from a Laredo's replacement. Maybe life just moves at a slower pace.
We left wondering what this place was before, and as far as we can tell from the internet, it used to be a Pizza Hut. That explained the plexiglass tables with ancient advertising flyers and news clippings, and the ample stack of high chairs. Regardless, Cuco's provides familiar versions of standby Ameri-Mex items.