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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

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1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
(860) 399-9060
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, great salsa, friendly service

We love this place. I have read other reviews and yes, the chips are cold, so is the salsa, and it is perfectly spicy and flavorful. The Mexican dinners are exactly what you would expect, a tasty burrito covered in melted cheese with rice and beans. The specials are great and change on a weekly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Karissa L
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Baltic, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Baltic, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We love this place. I have read other reviews and yes, the chips are cold, so is the salsa, and it is perfectly spicy and flavorful. The Mexican dinners are exactly what you would expect, a tasty burrito covered in melted cheese with rice and beans. The specials are great and change on a weekly basis. Seafood dishes have a... More 

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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were on our way to breakfast when we passed a sign for a breakfast buffet at the Cuckoos Nest. Having never tried the buffet we decided to pull in. The buffet runs on Sunday from 8:30-10:30. We were seated upstairs, the food was a quick trip downstairs. The food was fresh, there were choices from muffins... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like bland Mexican food without fresh ingredients, this is the place for you. Mush of refried beans, tacos and burritos are just ok. One fun thing: Sloppy Joe's on the kids menu are called Sloppy Jose's. They serve good drinks, decent atmosphere and I have several friends that like the place. But if you want real Mexican food... More 

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CT
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Decided to go for dinner tonight with friends. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. Best part of the experience was being seated immediately. After that it was all downhill. We ordered margaritas. Drinks came in small glasses that were not even margarita glasses. How can it be a mexican bar and no margarita glasses! We had to ask for the taco... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Enjoyable and busy Sunday mexican brunch menu... You must enjoy Mexican food to really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to try it once....

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old saybrook CT
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was one of the worse meals I've had in a very long time. Totally cold and undercooked fajita.with no attempt made by the server to rectify. Would not return.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It was Monday, and many Old Saybrook restaurants were closed (or weren't open for lunch). So we ended up here, our sixth stop! What attracted us was the sign that crowed about "best tacos, 2014" (or was it nachos?) but it didn't say by whose judgment, and I took great note of that omission. I chose the "Connecticut nachos" (or... More 

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Heather E, Owner at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this review

We earned the award of Best Nachos and Best Mexican from the Shoreline Times Reader's Poll. It does say this on our posted sign. More 

CT
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have to be honest, I have eaten at the Cuckoos Nest several times, but have only had the Fajitas - but each time the food is great. The atmosphere is half of the charm here and the bartenders clearly enjoy their jobs as I've never had a bad experience here. The margaritas are good and its a quiet place... More 

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Heather E, Owner at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this review

Thank you for you review! I am glad you enjoy our fajitas. I will make sure to pass the compliments on to my bar staff. More 

Portland, Maine
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The service was very slow we had to wait about 1 hour for our food to arrive, but it came out fresh and warm. A bit on the expensive side but had a variety of foods to choose from.

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Heather E, Owner at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this review

I apologize for you having to wait so long for your food. I can assure that this will not happen on your next visit. If it does, please bring it to the attention of the manager immediately. More 

Waterbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

My family and I dined at the cuckoos nest on a very busy Saturday, there was a short wait but we were seated and promptly greeted! We ordered the CT nachos and they were delicious… Every chip was filled with toppings warm and crisp! I had the fajitas and unlike other places I've been to the had a great variety... More 

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Thank you for your review! I am so happy you enjoyed your experience at the Cuckoo's Nest! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: (860) 399-9060

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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