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Oaxaca Kitchen

228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
203-859-5774
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Ranked #74 of 495 restaurants in New Haven
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Mexican
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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.
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

this was my first time having dinner here and all i have to said is: This is the best decision i made since 2 years ago when i move to new haven, right from the beginning everything was great. At soon as we walk in the staff was very polite, we had dinner in the back area(we want it a... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had high expectations for this place considering it is quite pricy for Mexican cuisine. When we got there for dinner, there was only two more people in the whole restaurant, already a bad sign. We ordered nachos for appetizer, and steak and chicken arepas for entrees. The service was quite slow despite the place being practically empty. The food..well... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great food-from mild to spicy. Must try the guacamole and chicken mole. Excellent service. If you like Mexican food this is the restaurant in New Haven.

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Place is excellent location in New Heaven CT, service is fantastic especially Juan since the take care of us and prepared at the bar yummy a nice Margarita and then I order taco salad wow one of the best I ate it. atmosphere is very nice, handsome stuff and reasonable prices.

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Gainesville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I popped into this restaurant with friends and we enjoyed some Dos XX on draft and a great lunch special. The food was prepared quickly, and was affordable and delicious! Friendly staff as well. Overall a great experience!

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Union, New Jersey
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151 reviews 151 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I think this strange place tries to be a bit fancier than it should. To start, the menu is a bit strange. You don't get any chips or salsa to start, and to get an appetizer of chips and guacamole for the table is $10. Seems pricey and didn't say anything about them being endless. The rest of the appetizers... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We didn't dine here, just stopped in for a drink and appetizer after seeing a show across the street. We ordered the shrimp cervechi. It was so lacking in every way, really disappointing. It tasted like shrimp in a cup of melted ice. No cilantro or citrus flavor at all.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I really wanted to like this restaurant but just about all the food was bland. In particular, a Mexican restaurant lives and dies by the quality of its salsa. Great texture (some may not like it though), but there was no flavor: no salt, no cilantro (sp?), no garlic, no lime...nothing. Very odd. Good service, but we were there very... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Generally tasty Mexican fare, extensive drink menu, excellent/attentive service. Useful location and pacing for dinner before a show, given the prompt food preparation and service.

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