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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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11:00 am - 12:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
NICE!!!!

Enjoyed sitting at the bar after the New Haven Flights of Fancy event. My beef taco was excellent and I enjoyed the chips/salsa. Each time I go I get the tres leche cake but this time the cake was NOT the same. The cake was dry and the moisture from the various milks was not there either. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
pkbehappy
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CT
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English first
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

No taste at all. Nothing else to say. If you are in the mood for fun with friends, go somewhere else. It is not very often that I am disapointed like that by a restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Enjoyed sitting at the bar after the New Haven Flights of Fancy event. My beef taco was excellent and I enjoyed the chips/salsa. Each time I go I get the tres leche cake but this time the cake was NOT the same. The cake was dry and the moisture from the various milks was not there either. I was disappointed.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time eating Mexican styled enchiladas etc etc.. I mUST say they were Soooo good. The restaurant is oddly laid out so the visually impaired would need a bit of assistance getting around if you're seated down the back. The servers on the night we were there seemed a bit rushed.. perhaps someone didn't make their shift.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Start with the chips & salsa: the chips had a slight kick to them, the salsa more so, and the guacamole was both plentiful and mild....DELICIOUS together. All four of our dishes were superb and authentic (NO Tex-Mex here). Extremely generous portions, and the rice and beans were beautifully arranged on the dish. The walls behind the tables were of... More 

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Woodbridge, CT
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am so disappointed in this experience, especially knowing that the owner of the restaurant owns Thali Indian Restaurants. There is a significant lack of ambiance, it took more than 15 minutes to receive water let alone anyone to take our order. The waiter was also serving as the bar tender! Pleasant and friendly staff but they seemed pretty clueless.... More 

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Cobleskill, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
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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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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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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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