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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
+1 860-399-9060
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Today
8:30 am - 9:00 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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Rego Park, New York
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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 

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Thank Beachy-Keen2017
Connecticut
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!

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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.

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Thank ETHAN K
Niantic, Connecticut
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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?