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Oaxaca Kitchen

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, South American, Central American
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228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404 (Crown Street)
203-859-5774
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We were three families that came here from out of town. Everybody's food was outstanding. So delicious! I had the Carne Asada, my wife the quesadillas, my friend the fajitas, we had the guacamole for an appetizer, and more. Nothing was average - everything was absolutely delicious. Our waiter Juan was awesome and recommended Casa Noble Anejo tequila, which was... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We went to Oaxaca Kitchen on a Saturday night with 6 friends. We had a reservation for 7:30 and our table was ready moments after our arrival. We sat down, were given water and menus and then didn't see our waitress for 20 minutes. When she finally showed up, we ordered drinks and some apps. Chips, quac & salsa were... More 

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Thank JMar0616
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We've loved the food T Oaxaca Kitchen for years, and we still do. This was our first attempt to take-out, and it didn't quite work. Ordering by phone from the take-out menu on their website, we showed up only to find that the website was obsolete and two of the dishes we'd ordered were no longer available at all. On... More 

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Simsbury, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We stopped by for a late lunch which luckily was during happy hour. We had most everything off the happy hour menu and more. All of the tacos were delicious. The arepa had great chunks of real corn and the beans were delicious. The $5 nachos were a huge order. The margaritas were a bit sweet but no troubles! Service... More 

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Thank MendoPOM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ran into this restaurant randomly on a search for a lunch I can eat with all of my new food allergies. I got three different tacos, all of which were able to put on a lettuce leaf. The pork belly taco was my favorite. The fish taco was incredible as well as the chicken adobo. The... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We actually were planning on dining elsewhere but the restaurant was closed. My husband suggested we try this restaurant because he knows my love for Mexican food and constant bemoaning of the lack of good Mexican restaurants. It is a beautifully decorated space and we were greeted by a super friendly host who led us to the back dining area.... More 

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Sapphire, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

$37 bucks for chips, salsa, a diet coke, and a plate of some rice and nasty tasting and over cooked shrimp located in ground pepper ... a rip off in my humble opinion, which is based on eating some real fine Mexican restaurants.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

As someone who lived in Los Angeles, I crave the taste of excellent Mexican food. Chicken mole is my test dish at restaurants; Oaxaca Kitchen passes this test better than any restaurant I've tried around here. It's the only thing I order here. Prices are reasonable - the lunch special is a great deal - and service is on the... More 

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Thank Christine E
Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Lots of options for drinks (I had a gin martini) and food (I recommend the tacos). HH only runs until 6pm so you need to get there quickly from work, but if you get out earlier than 5pm, it's a good place to hang out for a while.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Notwithstanding our desire to try other things on the menu, we keep ordering the same items: tacos, guacamole and tamales of the day. One of these days we will order other things from the menu...oh, wait no we won't. Why? Because the tacos, guacamole and tamales of the day are so amazingly good. That's why. My wife, a native of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
    (Crown Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro North and Green Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-859-5774
Description
Oaxaca Kitchen - known for its seven moles and for its one of a kind gourmet traditional Mexican cuisine. We offer real food of Oaxaca with great presentation by our celebrity chef Prasad Chirnomula. To name a few great dishes like Mixteco Mole, Fire Grilled Seafood Salad, Mole Verde, Mixteco Chipotle Pork Tenderloin, and Prawns Al Mezcal which makes a destination for all the food fanatics.

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