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14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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124 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not located in a central place and was totally empty (at about 14:00). We had the impression that the place is family managed and the service was warm and friendly. The food was authentic Mexican and very good, we've enjoyed it.

Thank Nir L
Hamden, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

A big group of us (20+) were there to celebrate a couple of birthdays. The staff was very accommodating with our seating needs, however, we were very surprised that they didn't have the basic things you would expect from a Mexican restaurant. They refused to give us a few checks, even though they had pushed 10 tables together and would... More 

Thank Beth317
Hamden, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I had the steak chimichanga and it was delicious! The only issue was the wait time. There was only one person waiting on the entire restaurant. He was moving as quickly as he could, but it was a bit much to handle a busy lunch crowd.

Thank jlsjasjur
New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

New Haven is not known for its Mexican food. There are a growing number of restaurants, to be sure, but nowhere near the quantity or quality one would expect. My wife and I used to live within walking distance of Mezcal. She was born in California, so she has certain expectations of what Mexican food should be. I also lived... More 

Thank Alex B
Fairfield, Connecticut
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166 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

Aside from the very friendly service, the margaritas are delicious! This is our CT go to place for Mexican food. Every dish I have eaten here is delicious, fresh, and flavorful. The chimichangas are worth the calories!

Thank Andrea G
West Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

I've been here many times. They have authentic Mexican food and it's great. Servers are always really nice! Only downside is they don't have a bar you can sit at but they still make all sorts of drinks. Margaritas are very good, Choriqueso appetizer is amazing.

Thank Caitlin M
Wallingford, Connecticut
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179 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

Fun place for happy hour with delicious margarita's and nachos chock full with toppings. There is a mariachi band that also plays and is a lot of fun.

Thank blondebass1622
Hamden Ct
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a neat corner restaurant off state street,. Music was live and entertaining, but too loud to have a conversation without shouting. Open white chardonnay is terrible. The rice and shrimp and enchiladas were tasteless and overcooked. We were looking forward to a nice dinner, but were very disappointed.

Thank RBlack230
West Haven, Connecticut
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015

After getting several recommendations to try Mezcal, my girlfriend and I finally did this past Saturday. Upon walking in you realize this place is not about being fancy, it's about the food. We waited for a few minutes to get our table for two. Once seated, service was prompt and attentive. We tried both the traditional and mango margaritas ....... More 

Thank Ralph C
West Haven, Connecticut
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121 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2014

This place never disappoints - always great margaritas and sangria. They do individual sizes or pitchers. The food is great too - I love the nachos. I also enjoy the chips and green salsa they start with - it's perfectly spicy. It gets busy really quickly - a great go-to spot in the neighborhood.

Thank Lizzymcboo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?