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“Two flew over the Cuckoo's Nest” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food
Ranked #47 of 79 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Two flew over the Cuckoo's Nest”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2006

My wife and I had been inundated with positive press regarding the quality and excellence of Cuckoo's Nest. I have never been more disappointed. From a hideous atmosphere to an apathetic barmaid, we could not believe we had finally set foot into "CT's Best Mexican 10 Years in a Row". The food was terrible. The calamari appetizer was supposed to be crisp with an avocado sauce-what we received was a rendition of rubber bands with a hot tomato paste in a cold plate-containing a few avocado pieces. Disgusting. When we attempted to dine at a table instead of the bar, our culinary experience sunk deeper into the abyss of the unimaginably grotesque. My wife's "fish tacos" resembled a five-year-old's effort to construct something remotely edible. The dish was a fish stick thrown into a microwaved tortilla and stuffed with lettuce and cheese. Awful. Then I had to endure a meal of inedible meat and overdry chicken bits hidden by a taco shell and a flour tortilla-horrifying. We could not digest our food and we were repulsed by the fact that we were actually paying for some of it. Avoid Cuckoo's Nest like the black plague.

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