We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

Mexican
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
(860) 399-9060
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 130 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 28
    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
Nice outdoor seating area

The food was good, nothing real special. The service was also good, but nothing special. I had chiles rellenos.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Greg W
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food was good, nothing real special. The service was also good, but nothing special. I had chiles rellenos.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moosup, Connecticut
Level Contributor
56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Being in a beach community you'd expect a good quality dining spot to he jammed during the summer....not the Cuckoo's Nest. Despite the parking lot looking full you'll always find a great seat. The menu has a variety of food selections so don't think it is only Mexican. Be sure to consider the pitcher of Marguerittas. ....it's a good deal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
connecticut
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have eaten here a few times as I spend my summers here. Recently my wife and I stopped in for dinner and after being greeted, were asked if we wanted inside or out. We like eating outdoors but after viewing the area (it looked like a crowed picnic area) we chose indoors. After sitting, we noticed that the place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I just hope the new owners don't start to change the menu I have been coming to Cuckoo Nest since the 90's Love the burrittos and original nachos Salsa is my fav of all the mexican restaurants in the area Good for take out too, always comes out hot and stays hot till I get home Music night on Thursdays... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

went to the cuckoo's nest for a few drinks and appetizers. The first thing that turned me off or mostly the people at the bar itself. Most people were using the F bomb not knowing who they were sitting next to. The bartender was not that a tentative and spoke very loudly to its normal patrons. However the food was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's national tequila day. This place delivers. Got a shrimp arepa that made me question my cooking skills. And the staff was prompt and accurate with their service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were the only customers just after 11:30 when we showed up for lunch on a Friday. A cold Road 2 Ruin Double IPA from Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT went down easy as we perused the menu. The place is decorated with an eclectic flair with what look like knick-knacks from far and wide. A nearby wall was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I must, in good faith, disclose that my weakness for anything resembling Mexican food is at times debilitating. However, even the most leery connoisseur would have enjoyed the meal my family and I had last night at the Cuckoo’s Nest. The dishes we had – chili con queso, Connecticut nachos, shrimp and cheese tamales (a special of the evening), cheese... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire, Connecticut
Level Contributor
31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Your usual American version of Mexican food. They make their own chips, very tasty, and all you can eat. Nice place to dine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tempe
Level Contributor
103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Salsa is bland and the food tastes like it is made by gringos. It's been a few years since we went and have not been back...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food also viewed

 

Been to Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?