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Mezcal

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

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  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top Rate Margaritas!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
Lizzymcboo
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West Haven, Connecticut
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Hamden Ct
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 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 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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.

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Connecticut
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171 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?