Let me start by saying I am not a professional food reviewer. I have had no formal culinary training and I receive no compensation for any reviews I post here. I just know what I like and I occasionally decide to write about a place that I have some sort of strong feelings about. Usually good feelings, but not always. 🙂
Today, I’m going to talk about a sandwich shop I found, thanks to Groupon. Actually, I think I heard about Cuco’s Sandwich Shop before Groupon sent me an email offering discounted food. But, my feelings were pretty much this. “A sandwich shop is a sandwich shop. Why would I mess with driving over to Rufe Snow to check out a sandwich shop? Ugh!” So, Groupon’s offer of discounted food gave me a little more motivation. “Cheap food! Woohoo! I guess I can deal with Rufe Snow for that!”
Every time I’ve gone, I have had a sandwich. I think I usually get the Cuco’s Deluxe, figuring “if they put their name on it, that’s probably the one they’re the most proud of.” I like it. Don’t get me wrong. But, the sandwiches aren’t the main reason I go there. I mean, c’mon, if you put some standard meats together, slap it on some bread, and throw it in a press, you’re going to get a certain commingling of flavors that may be good, but probably aren’t going to slap your taste buds and say “You’ve GOTTA come back for more of THIS!”
Besides, I usually get the sandwich to go, which means I’m eating it cold from my fridge, several hours later. So, I’m probably not getting the best version of their sandwiches, by the time get around to eating them. So, I’m probably partially at fault for my “good, but not great” attitude towards the sandwiches.
Their lunch specials, on the other hand.. I like those a lot! Due to their limited hours (closed Sundays, only open 10a-3p Mon-Sat), I can usually only get over there on a Saturday. I try to get there by a few minutes after 11. The closer to noon it gets, the more of a lunch rush there is, and at that point, they have more customers than places to seat ’em. 🙂
I usually go back & forth between the fried pork and the roasted pork with congris (Cuban rice & beans), a salad, some sort of drink, and their little bread basket. I’m not big on salads (if you’ve ever seen me, that wouldn’t be a surprise – hahaha). So, if the food comes out quickly enough (it usually does), I don’t dwell on the rabbit food too much. I really like their pork, though.. and the rice & beans.. and the bread, for that matter! I suspect the bread isn’t made on site, but I haven’t asked. It goes well with everything else, though.
So, long story short, if you’re ever in the area of Glenview & Rufe Snow and want to try something a little different, give Cuco’s a try. *I* prefer the lunch specials to the sandwiches, but either option is a good choice!
OH! They also have some foods and beverages for sale (like a mini-market) that have a bit of a Cuban flare.. I’ve tried several of those, too. So far, more hits than misses.
If you want a look at their menu, someone was kind enough to post images on UrbanSpoon. So, click here to see the menu. The prices are probably a little off, but you can at least see what the food choices will likely be.
Cuco’s Sandwich Shop
6650 Glenview Dr
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Monday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm