We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #71 of 504 Restaurants in New Haven
Price range: $29 - $31
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Crown Street
Transit: Metro North and Green Bus
Description: Oaxaca Kitchen - known for its seven moles and for its one of a kind gourmet traditional Mexican cuisine. We offer real food of Oaxaca with great presentation by our celebrity chef Prasad Chirnomula. To name a few great dishes like Mixteco Mole, Fire Grilled Seafood Salad, Mole Verde, Mixteco Chipotle Pork Tenderloin, and Prawns Al Mezcal which makes a destination for all the food fanatics.
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New Haven, CT
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

For the prices that this place charges, you would think that you could expect excellent service AND food. Unfortunately, you really get neither. Food is adequate but not exceptional and the service is generally quite poor. It's too bad, because the descriptions on the menu sound delectable!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

First of all, the prices are outrageously high for the small portions they give you. Margaritas are $10 a piece, and are mostly juice. The guacamole was very disappointing. There was still half an avocado in there, as well as the skin and little stem. I am not impressed and on my way to Geronimo down the road.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Food was good, but we were unhappy when we received our Visa statement and found $5.00 had been added to the bill by the restaurant. Perhaps our 16% tip wasn't considered enough? They screwed a 40% tip out of us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Happy patron of Oaxaca Restaurant you have here. How do you spell Arepa- delicious! I happily return to this New Haven spot for this filling, nice portioned fresh corn cake. This time instead of steak I got the chicken with Mexican cheese and black beans. Its really nice to visit a restaurant and feel so welcomed. And if you happen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartford County CT
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I stopped in here after a meeting hoping for a quick lunch without settling for fast food or something like that. I was seated outside on a beautiful fall day and ordered two tacos. Five minutes later I was served the most beautiful plate, and it tasted even better than it looked. Great prices and service too. Can't wait to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This little gem is definitely a keeper. Te food service and presentation are all exquisite. The drinks are good and cold. We tried several different tapas and they were all fantastic. Just e careful of parking . The signs are confusing and we got a ticket. The experience was still worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I decided to day trip to New Haven and visit The Peabody Museum and walk around New Haven, CT. After we finished the museum, we decided to find a place to eat. We walked around and decided to give it a try. The service was great so attentive, and polite. the food was good. For appetizers I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

On a quick visit to New Haven, heard this might be a place to try. We thought with a name like Oaxaca this would be a restaurant of more refined flavors than it turned out to be. Nothing was bad, but nothing was more than adequate. So this is not really a complaint, just a word to the wise; there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wayne PA
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We really enjoyed the excellent Mexican food and good service at this College Street eatery. The Taco salad was fresh and the crust was crisp and tasty. The meat dish was well cooked. We ate outside on a pleasant summer evening. By all means go!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you like spicy, you have to try the ghost pepper tacos! They are absolutely delicious! Even if they are super spicy you can still taste the flavor of a really good taco. The atmosphere is lovely. I went there both with big group of friends and romantic dates. The place is good for both occasions (maybe not the romantic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Oaxaca Kitchen also viewed

New Haven, CT

Been to Oaxaca Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Oaxaca Kitchen

Address: 228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
Phone Number: 203-859-5774
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Mexican

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oaxaca Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?