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Oaxaca Kitchen

228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
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Ranked #59 of 497 Restaurants in New Haven
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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
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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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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New Haven, Connecticut
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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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31 reviews 31 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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