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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 #55 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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English first
Ledyard, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 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
50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
133 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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dublin
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wanting to have a Mexican meal, one of our group of 4 decided we would eat at the Cuckoo's Nest. The 4th person was to meet us at the restaurant at 6PM on June 21st, but got delayed and eventaully failed to turn up due to an illness. We assumed she had booked a table for 4, so when we... More

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connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'll begin by stating this restaurant opened in 1972, and I have been eating here on a semi regular basis since it opened. So I may have a bit of insight. First off the bad reviews you read are correct, and the good reviews are correct. This restaurant means something different to everyone who lives here. When I think back... More

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been coming here for years. They are under relatively new management and the quality of the food and drinks has greatly improved from years past. I had excellent house margaritas. We also had catfish fingers to start with and they were excellent. For dinner I had chicken fajitas and my husband had steak fajitas- both very good- lots... More

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