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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

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1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
+1 860-399-9060
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pros: The staff was so nice and friendly. The interior was clean and interesting. Cons: The food. I ordered the Original Nachos which are nacho chips with cheese and refried beans. When the plate came out, I was excited. There was so much cheesy goodness, and even though I couldn't see the beans, I assumed the cheese was covering them.... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the past this was not a bad place to dine, but it's quality has taken a nose dive. The past two times we ate there the food tasted like it was from yesterday's meals, not a good thing.

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Thank jrncsa1
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool restaurant. Great staff and appetizers. Helpful and very friendly. Food was good, not great, but definitely ok for the cost. Terrific atmosphere. Many locals. Take a visit.

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Thank stevedg60
Rego Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Great atmosphere. Free chips and salsa that were GOOD. Place is large so despite a full parking lot we were seated immediately. Drinks tasted like they had a fair amount of alcohol in them. Food was good.

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Thank William C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Came from out of state with 12 people and had lunch! Dustin was our server and he was awesome! Super friendly and worked very hard to make sure we were set. The place is very cool and not your normal Mexican resultant. It's like if Harry Potter had a Mexican restaurant.

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Thank CHRISTOPHER H
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

My husband and I used to go here years ago, but had not been for quite awhile. We decided to go back and it was even better than I remembered. Festive, fun atmosphere - lots to look at on the walls. We had an excellent server who came over right away, and stopped back once we had our food to... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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.

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Thank Michael R
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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.

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Thank cmc0813
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

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 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-399-9060

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