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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

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1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
(860) 399-9060
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
About What You'd Expect

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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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 

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New York, New York, United States
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26 reviews
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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 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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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.

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Tempe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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...

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STAMFORD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Located less than a mile off I-95 at exit 66, this local spot serves the tenderest chicken fajita I've ever had, albeit with carrots and zucchini. Drinks were good; my wife enjoyed her tacos. Definitely worth a stop.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon with friends, there were 4 of us. The atmosphere was great and the bartender could not have been nicer. This was a great stop. Will go back again.

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Baltic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We love this place. I have read other reviews and yes, the chips are cold, so is the salsa, and it is perfectly spicy and flavorful. The Mexican dinners are exactly what you would expect, a tasty burrito covered in melted cheese with rice and beans. The specials are great and change on a weekly basis. Seafood dishes have a... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I were on our way to breakfast when we passed a sign for a breakfast buffet at the Cuckoos Nest. Having never tried the buffet we decided to pull in. The buffet runs on Sunday from 8:30-10:30. We were seated upstairs, the food was a quick trip downstairs. The food was fresh, there were choices from muffins... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If you like bland Mexican food without fresh ingredients, this is the place for you. Mush of refried beans, tacos and burritos are just ok. One fun thing: Sloppy Joe's on the kids menu are called Sloppy Jose's. They serve good drinks, decent atmosphere and I have several friends that like the place. But if you want real Mexican food... More 

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CT
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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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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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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

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