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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 #54 of 71 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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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I have been to Cuckoo's Nest often and haven't been impressed, but its been a decent place to stop for a margarita and taco.......until today. I went into the bar and sat at a table.....and waited, and waited, and waited. The bartender was engrossed in talking to the 3 customers about his personal life, construction job, and his previous night... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I eat here often with my family. The staff are nice and easy to deal with. The kids love this place. They used to only get chicken fingers but now they get beef tacos, and love the chips and salsa. The new menu items are real good. The specials are great mexican inspired dishes. My favorite is the mexican menu,... More

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Stonington, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The Sunday buffet brunch at the Cuckoo's Nest is priced at $14.95 which, in the Old Saybrook area, is a bargain. In addition to the standard breakfast fare of eggs, sausage, bacon, omelets, etc. there is a selection of Mexican items. Various desserts are also offered. Everything that my wife and I had was tasty, as well as, our bloody... More

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Ledyard, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Last time we were here - we said never again. But here we are and the food is still disappointing 😞

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were expecting authentic Mexican food. Not even close. Drinks were fine. Had the Ahi appetizer very dry ahi patty like a crabcake although it was all bread crumbs served on a stale tortilla chip. Not good. Steak Fajitas were edible but steak way over cooked. Asked for hot sauce they brought out a basket of 10 or so sauces... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Average food at best. Had a good margarita however. You need to look elsewhere for decent Mexican food. Not worth a visit.

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East Haddam, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I wish I could say good things about this place but I really can't. I went there with family and got the Shrimp Ceviche and it was nasty. I've never had ceviche that tastes anything like that and hope I never do again. It came with rice and beans which were cold and tasted really weird/spoiled. The prices are beyond... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We recently stopped by for dinner after not be there in years and it seems like nothing has been updated. It could use a remodel job. Our meal was ok but was a bit expensive and the service was good. Definitely in need of a make over. We won't be going back anytime soon it is a shame because we... More

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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Horrible!!! Not saying it to be vindictive or mean. There is just no other way to describe it. We were there august 10 2014. The place was dirty, service was poor. The food was absolutely horrible. The street tacos with pork were swimming in grease, the chicken so dry could of used it for bricks in a wall. It was... More

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154 reviews 154 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the Cuckoo's Nest in past visits but it's been several years since I've been there. As I was in the area with my daughter, I thought it would be a good chance to go there again as she loves Mexican food. Sat outside, which was nice except for all of the flies that were hovering around trying to... More

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