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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
(860) 399-9060
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Ranked #49 of 73 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
CT
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 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 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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Heather E, Owner at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this review

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

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

All you can eat buffet was amazing! We drove in early morning on Sunday not realizing there was an early bird special. They have traditional breakfast food as well as some Mexican. Nice, friendly waitress. Our new Sunday breakfast spot!

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

Thank you for stopping in! Our breakfast buffet is new...please spread the word! More 

Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We used to frequent this restaurant weekly however the past few visits have been sub-par. When I arrive at a restaurant early and when they are empty, I don't expect to get escorted to the worst seating available. (the back porch corner). We were in and out before there were a dozen table full so we weren't interferring with any... More 

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

I apologize for your unpleasant experience! We have 6 different dining areas which, when guests arrive, we rotate through when seating. Each section appeals to some and not so much to others. We will gladly find you a table that appeals to your individual preferences. There is no reason why you should have had to wait, and for that again... More 

Old Lyme, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I recalled seeing great reviews for this place in a shoreline publication. Wish I had checked recent reviews, or we never would have gone today for lunch. The recently wiped table was sticky. No water was offered - it needed to be requested. The margaritas were just OK. The tortilla chips were cold, had no salt, and tasted stale. My... More 

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Additional Information about Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

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

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