Restaurant talk: Cuquita’s

The old Cuquita’s on Henderson was one of my favorite Tex-Mex joints of all time.

But there’s a Cuquita’s in Oak Cliff, on Kiest just west of Hampton — hooray!

We went for the usual — pollo en mole. I read somewhere recenlty that mole is a "food cliche". Whatever, I don’t care. I wil never stop thinking it is the best thing under the sun. And Cuqiuta’s mole is great — flavorful layers of chocolate and spice. Not so hot it makes my eyes water, but just hot enough that I need two glasses of iced tea. It comes with rice, which is fluffy and like someone’s grandma made it — it tastes homemade. 

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Cuquita’s also serves freshly squeezed lemonade and homemade horchata. Plus they have beer. And they sell breakfast all day.

They’re closed on Tuesdays, but otherwise they’re open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on the weekends, they open at 8 a.m.


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  • Rick C

    I do miss their homemade corn tortillas. They were hard to beat.