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Tequila’s Authentic
Ranked #36 of 83 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was our first visit to this restaurant. The decor is bright and colorful. The singer, while a nice touch, the sound system is too loud and a bit too distracting. The staff is young and inexperienced but quite friendly and eager to please. The food was "ok". The portions were good but it needed a bit more flavor and spice. Having been open a short time, the owner/manager did approach each table of diners and ask for genuine feedback. Hopefully with the feedback, they will be able to work out the kinks, and with a bit more training, it will be a better experience. We will certainly give it another try.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you went to dinner there during the first week, as we did, you would notice that the service was pretty bad, but the food and the menu were so good that we went back the second week. The service was improving as they worked out the wrinkles and better trained their staff. By the third week, and yes, we went back 'cause we love good Mexican food, the service was much improved and now is top drawer.

This is the real deal. Not just tacos and barritos, but a broad menu of excellent Mexican dishes, pretty much like you'd expect to get at a first class restaurant in Mexico City. This place is head and shoulders better than any Mexican restaurant I have ever been to outside of Mexico. And folks have figured it out, because the place is busy most nights, particularly Friday night when they have a Mariachi Band, which makes for a really fun evening.

If you like real Mexican food, not the Taco Bell variety, you will love this place.

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

The garish yellows and blues of the restaurant show a lot of heart, the same as the very, very loud wandering singer, who serenaded the fourteen-year-old girls eating store-bought chips served over the plastic tablecloths. He had a DJ mixing his tunes and a handheld mic that boosted his cries of delight and sad memories of home left behind.

The food was truly...awful. Cheap Mex at its worst. They have a deep drink menu (at least its well-written) and they keep 'em coming, but it's not enough. Shy, warm staff, they're trying. But they don't know what they're doing...

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Thank WorldSki
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

OMG. Front of the house is an unmitigated disaster. No floor manager. Open three weeks and the bartender asked me what I was eating. Staff doesn't know the menu or how to use the pos system yet. Food looked sloppy and tasted so-so. Better than it looked. Seems nobody knows what's going on. Cheap though.
I think New Englanders just expect Mexican food to be awful because that's all they have ever known. As someone who owned restaurants, grew up in SoCal and travels extensively in Mexicl and the Sowthwest, I can tell you this is NOT Mexican food.

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