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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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Redding, Connecticut
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This very popular Mexican restaurant is for date night, families or just enjoying a very flavorful chimichanga. Actually Mexican is not my favorite cuisine, But this restaurant draws me for the variety of menu items, all done very well. The ambience is also not unlike a neighborhood tavern, comfortable, relaxing, inviting.

Thank Michael R
Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Twelve of us decended on this restaurant and had a fabulous time. We had a private are and the food was delicious and the drinks tasty.

Thank cmc0813
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my sister and was hoping for a good Mexican meal. We were sat after waiting 9 mins for a hostess to show up at her podium. The inside of the place was very cute. The margaritas were okay, not served in a margarita glass, just a plain water glass. The salsa and chips they bring for free to... More 

Thank BusterBusBus
Old Lyme, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner and I wish I hadn't The rice was over-seasoned; the pinto beans were gross.. I would have expected refried beans And my taco meat was disgusting . It tasted like the smell of canned cat food. My husband and I hardly touched our food and our waitress asked if we wanted it to go and... More 

Thank Beachy-Keen2017
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

The food is average at best and when is arrives at your table cold, it's even worse. The menu selections are what you would find at your average chain food Mexican restaurant. Nothing creative. The wait staff, however, was very friendly!

Thank TravelingGals92
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We have been there in the weekend so loong waiting list even from 6:30. Thought must be few restaurants in the town that's why but in reality it's food is delicious. You would love it for sure.

Niantic, Connecticut
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We tried the Cookoos Nest again. its been a few years. it will probably be a few more till we return. The food was good, the waitress seemed way over worked, but it was her own fault, the drinks we ordered were very heavy on the liquor. We had there Sangarita, a house specialty. Very strong red wine is used... More 

Thank Todd P
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We had diner there while staying in Old saybrook for a week. It was referred by Econolodge hotel staff which is located right next door. Testy mexican food but lot of people during dinner time. I prefer you call and place pick up order rather dining in.

Brookline, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

We spent the last week on the shoreline and dined at many local restaurants. The Cuckoo's Nest is by far one of our favorites. When we first walked in the door, we knew we found a special place. The building is an old barn and is filled with unique antiques and artifacts. We sat outside on a colorful patio that... More 

Thank iknight26
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I have visited this this restaurant every couple of years for the past 10 and am always disappointed. The food is bland and the interior is dingy and looks dirty. I thought the recent change in ownership would have improved things, it didn't.

Thank Robert C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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

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