Cuco

The jalapeno bomb at Cuco's did jalapeno poppers one better by topping them with a mound of spicy tuna and tobiko. 

Cuco’s Mexican Fusion, which opened in mid-May in the former Restaurant Muramoto location on King Street, has closed after never really catching on.

Lazaro De Vicente Claudio, who owned the business with his brother, Mysael, said he's not sure why the location didn't work out. They closed it Nov. 27.

"It was a lot of things. We're still (trying to) figure (it) out," he said.

The restaurant never got its website up, but a temporary website still shows "now open." Meanwhile, all the tables have been moved out.

Unlike other Mexican restaurants the brothers run, the King Street spot blended Mexican recipes with Japanese ones. It continued to offer sushi like its predecessor, Muramoto.

Currently, the brothers, who are from Puebla, Mexico, also own restaurants in Beloit, Waunakee and Waupun. The Beloit one is called Fiesta Cancun, while the other two are Cuco's. They closed a Verona Cuco's earlier this year.

A Madison Cuco's on Buckeye Road is now called Q-Cos and has a different owner.

De Vicente Claudio isn't sure what will happen to the King Street location and has yet to work out plans with the building's landlord.

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Wisconsin State Journal food writer Samara Kalk Derby brings you the latest news on the Madison area's eclectic restaurant scene.