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Oaxaca Kitchen

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Mexican
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228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404 (Crown Street)
Metro North and Green Bus
203-859-5774
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Oaxaca Kitchen - known for its seven moles and for its one of a kind...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not as good as I remembered.

It's been a while since we visited Oaxaca Kitchen. I remember it being lively, energetic with top notch service and very good food. Tonight was not the same. The vibe was quiet, lonely and forgotten. The service was serviceable. The food was 'okay' at best. There were barely any traces of beef in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
AndrewBeach
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Connecticut
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's been a while since we visited Oaxaca Kitchen. I remember it being lively, energetic with top notch service and very good food. Tonight was not the same. The vibe was quiet, lonely and forgotten. The service was serviceable. The food was 'okay' at best. There were barely any traces of beef in our beef burrito. The Mole Enchilada platter... More 

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New Haven, CT
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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.

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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.

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Derby, Connecticut
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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 

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Hartford County CT
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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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 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 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 

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Wayne PA
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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!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
    (Crown Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro North and Green Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-859-5774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?