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Oaxaca Kitchen

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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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11:30 am - 12:30 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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty treats

I like this place. It is very near the hotel where I was staying. It offers an array of tasty bites. I like theoutdoor seating - which was beautiful on a lovely spring afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Cobleskill, New York
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209 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Terrific guacamole and sauces, and some of the best margaritas I've ever tasted! Nice décor - will be returning for a meal in the future.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place is really good....ghost tacos are spiiiicy!! but you must try them...service was great....very convenient location....staff was awesome.....will go back!

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Oakland, California
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I like this place. It is very near the hotel where I was staying. It offers an array of tasty bites. I like theoutdoor seating - which was beautiful on a lovely spring afternoon.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I've been here many times and am always impressed! They have killer guacamole, amazing deserts, great drinks, a friendly wait staff, and fast service. I would highly recommend checking this place out, especially during happy hour (they have lots of specials)!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I came during restaurant week, so I had a good meal, complete with entree, main dish and dessert. All of the dishes were very good -- the quality of the food was distinctive for sure. They have lots of options. Would definitely recommend.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

In my first review of Oaxaca Kitchen, I gave the restaurant the benefit of the doubt since my first trip was during New Haven Restaurant Week. I said I would visit Oaxaca again before forming an opinion. As promised, I returned to Oaxaca Kitchen and this time, was even LESS pleased than before. We were there on Cinco De Mayo.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited Oaxaca Kitchen for the first time during New Haven Restaurant Week. (Restaurant week includes a fixed menu at a set price; appetizer,entree and dessert per person) I started with beef empanadas, They were delicious! My boyfriend had the arepa and also enjoyed it. My entree was very good. I ordered the Camarones al chipotle (shrimp and rice with... More 

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TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were here for basically a rehearsal dinner. There was a big group of us 30. A reservation had been made. However, somehow they only put us down for 7 people. We had to wait awhile for a group of tables to accommodate us. The waitstaff was fairly proficient. All of the food was correct. The only bad thing is... More 

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Connecticut
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91 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 to $31
Cuisine: Mexican

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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 to $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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?