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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 #50 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
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 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
151 reviews 151 reviews
130 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Moosup, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Have driven by here many times and never thought of stopping in. Not crowded on Saturday night and was seated immediately. Melissa was our server and was very attentive and helpful. My Jamaican Jerk Chicken was great and my wife's steak strips were very good, although very heavy on the garlic. Ordered a pitcher of house margueritas and was surprised... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After hearing folks repeatedly recommend Cuckoo's Nest, my family and I were truly disappointed on our initial visit. The food was simply bland and tasteless. Definitely not what a Mexican restaurant should be. Thinking it was just a "bad night", I decided to give it another try with a friend. We had both read it was "under new management", so... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's definitely not authentic Mexican cuisine, but we love this place for a good margarita, tamales, and fajitas, and come here a lot. The chips and salsa can't be beat, and its just a fun, casual spot to be. I'd choose this over a chain Mexican joint any day :)

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