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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

Mexican, Southwestern
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1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
(860) 399-9060
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I come here often, for the food-not the service. We have so far really enjoyed our meals and drinks. The mahi mahi tacos in particular are my favorite and other family members rave about the margueritas and their triple X spiced pasta. They serve great chips and salsa (not enough salsa I may add, you have to... More 

Thank WhaleyD
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is so,so. Nothing spectacular. And the restaurant is dirty and could use a better clean up as patrons leave their tables.

Thank Judith W
Boston area
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here has gotten better and better over the years. This time we tried some of the specials and brought people who had never been here. We were a party of nine and though we had a reservation for the patio, ended up inside upstairs and they really took care of us. The food was amazing as usual -... More 

Thank Pauline08
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends. Great drinks, delicious margaritas. Mexican Food is good, as authentic as you can get in Connecticut. Fun decor, roomie enough for big table. Service was quick too

Thank dzese
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This used to be one of my favorite places to eat but I have not had a good meal here in a few years now.I went last summer for dinner with a friend and had the street tacos which were nothing more than a pile of soggy mush.

Thank Jamie B
Plainville, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I had heard rave reviews and was so excited to go!! I went tonight for dinner with my boyfriend in search of fulfillment of a major Mexican craving. We order drinks that were very reasonably priced and strong. We ordered guacamole that was the most wonderful guac ever and I eat a LOT of guac! Our dinner showed up as... More 

Thank Alyse L
Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had a great time and loved our food! The tamales are delicious! They are moist and tender! Tastes homemade! My friend loved her fish tacos (warning: they are spicy but yummy!) Margaritas are tasty! They have tequila options above Patron! The bartender was fun and had great recommendations. Take your family or go hang with your... More 

Thank Asg007
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Unauthentic Mexican slop. Good chips and Salsa as well as drinks but my god, the food is awful. I grew up in this town and for some reason every few years try to eat here, always a mistake. Ambience is cool but doesn't make up for the lackluster food.

1 Thank Dan C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

What happened to a once great Mexican restaurant? The first thing we noticed was where is the Mexican food? The menu has changed so much I thought we were at a fast food place! The chips were cold and tasteless. Our favorite meal was the taco salad which used to be served with rice and beans and vegetables in a... More 

Thank Mmc60
Valloire, France
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Went on a busy night with a group of friends. The drinks were really good- the food wasn't. Pretty sure the "Connecticut Nachos" were rewarmed instead of fresh, and the other foods were cold before they got to the table. I figure that if they can't even get the nachos right then the rest is a bust too. Won't be... More 

Thank Sheila L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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?