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14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT
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Ranked #81 of 502 Restaurants in New Haven
Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Connecticut
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

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 

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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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!

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Living in Texas and having multiple trips to Mexico I have a high standard for Mexican food. This place delivered! Starting with the Salsa that has a real kick we were off to a good start. The fajitas had a mix of zucchini squash grilled with the onions that added a bit nice bonus as well as nutrition. On the... More 

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Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We don't know what is going on here...this was our favorite Mexican restaurant, but the last three times we have been there, it just hasn't been that good! Last night was pretty bad in fact, the meat in my taco was burnt, I mean black....I sent it back and got another chicken taco instead but by that time I wasn't... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The pollo asada burrito, carne asada burrito and the carne chimichanga were Very Good the bad part was we asked for alittle extra sour cream and salsa verde. They brought both but charged EXTRA for both. They charged 1.75 per soda (no refills) ). They don't tell you that when they ask "would you like another soda". The refried beans... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We visited this restaurant while visitng friends over 4th of July weekend and we were not disappointed. The chips are fresh and the salsa is spicy and tasty and I filled up on these before my food arrived! I left some room for my chicken tostadas, which were very good. It seems the servers all work together to make sure... More 

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Connecticut
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We tried Mezcal last night for dinner. It is located in a small New Haven neighborhood off of State Street. They offer a few tables for outdoor seating and have a small but nicely decorated dining room and bar area. The service was friendly and quick and the food was fresh and of good quality. The salsa is the real... More 

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North Branford, CT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Best Mexican restaurant anywhere. Having been to Mexico over 20's times we can't wait to come home and go to Mezcal for their Margaritas and authentic Mexican food.

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Additional Information about Mezcal

Address: 14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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