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14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Margaritas!

Fun place for happy hour with delicious margarita's and nachos chock full with toppings. There is a mariachi band that also plays and is a lot of fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Wallingford, Connecticut
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the very friendly service, the margaritas are delicious! This is our CT go to place for Mexican food. Every dish I have eaten here is delicious, fresh, and flavorful. The chimichangas are worth the calories!

Thank Andrea G
West Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I've been here many times. They have authentic Mexican food and it's great. Servers are always really nice! Only downside is they don't have a bar you can sit at but they still make all sorts of drinks. Margaritas are very good, Choriqueso appetizer is amazing.

Thank Caitlin M
Wallingford, Connecticut
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Fun place for happy hour with delicious margarita's and nachos chock full with toppings. There is a mariachi band that also plays and is a lot of fun.

Thank blondebass1622
Hamden Ct
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a neat corner restaurant off state street,. Music was live and entertaining, but too loud to have a conversation without shouting. Open white chardonnay is terrible. The rice and shrimp and enchiladas were tasteless and overcooked. We were looking forward to a nice dinner, but were very disappointed.

Thank RBlack230
West Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

After getting several recommendations to try Mezcal, my girlfriend and I finally did this past Saturday. Upon walking in you realize this place is not about being fancy, it's about the food. We waited for a few minutes to get our table for two. Once seated, service was prompt and attentive. We tried both the traditional and mango margaritas ....... More 

Thank Ralph C
West Haven, Connecticut
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181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This place never disappoints - always great margaritas and sangria. They do individual sizes or pitchers. The food is great too - I love the nachos. I also enjoy the chips and green salsa they start with - it's perfectly spicy. It gets busy really quickly - a great go-to spot in the neighborhood.

Thank Lizzymcboo
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229 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner with two kids, ages 9 and 11. Our meals were fine. The food was tasty but not outstanding in our opinion. Service was friendly and prompt. We disagree with the review that stated best guac in the state. To us, it was bland. The reason I wouldn't return: ambiance. This place reminded me of a college... More 

1 Thank TheSecretVagabond
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

By far the best Mexican food in CT. I normally do not eat Mexican after living in California for 5 years but this place is the real thing. Try the Alambres, you will not be disappointed. The staff is great as well.

Thank angg321
Fairfield, Connecticut
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went on a busy Friday night, the service was ok although it took us about 10 minutes to get our beers. Our food came out in a reasonable time, don't know what the delay was. As for the food, it was delicious. I ordered the enchiladas verdes, and it was very good for CT. It's hard to come by... More 

Charlottetown, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We absolutely LOVE this place! The salsas are fantastic the natcho's the fish with garlic sauce, the mama goudes chicken, the lime margaritas!!! woo hoo!

1 Thank ritafw

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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