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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
+1 860-399-9060
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (22 reviews)
“margarita's” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went in yesterday for a late lunch, and it was awesome! My friend and I were upset because we were first at Tequila's down the road, and the service there was so bad, we didnt even get a glass of water, so we had to...More

Thank Mary K
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was actually fine with my tamales - tasty enough and plentiful.There were two things that I wasn't wild about: 1) Really no options for vegan folks.The server might have even had an attitude about it. 2) Really? Charging for extra lettuce? The place has...More

Thank ciaobla
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant. While we don't have a large variety of options for vegans, your server should have tried to accommodate your needs as best as they could. At the least you could...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Had gone years ago and remember it being good. Brought the wife and kids for Sunday brunch, NASTY! This place make McDonald's look like a 5 star restaurant!More

Thank aldacook
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you didn't enjoy our brunch. So that we can serve you better, please let our staff and/or manager know what you specifically didn't like and what we could do to make your meal enjoyable. All our brunch...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Had NYs Eve dinner and everyone experienced excellent food with great service. Dishes from Napa grilled chicken to quesadillas were bountiful and made fresh with tasteful ingredients. We continue to frequent here as food is always good and service staff aims to please. Prices are...More

1  Thank BooneSX
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Over the years, this place has gone downhill with the service and quality. Years ago we would drive from the Hartford area to come here but not anymore. If in the area we will get drinks only. There are many, much better Mexican option in...More

Thank Bugfast
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

We are sorry to hear that you haven't been satisfied with our restaurant in recent years. Please know that customer satisfaction is our top priority and we welcome suggestions and information on how we can improve. There is always a manager on duty that will...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Always a great experience... friendly and upbeat staff, great service, fun atmosphere and on the 5th of every month they have a mariachi band playing live music. Fantastic choice for drinks with friends or dinner with the whole family. My kids love splitting the sizzling...More

Thank megmcc26
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Several years ago I had many excellent Mexican meals here, but the fear appears to be quite tired. Frankly, they don't appear to have a really outstanding dish on the menu.More

Thank James C
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are constantly looking to improve and keep our menu interesting and flavorful. Please feel free to let your server and/or manager what you would like to see available and we will look into it. It is our job to...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We have been driving by this place since 1976 and we never went. We finally went last night. When we first got there we thought oh my God how could we have never come here all these years. This place is so cool.! It’s a...More

Thank STUFFEDOLIVE37
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal. Our top priority is our customer satisfaction. Please know that our staff is there to make sure that everything is to your liking. While we do use mild mexican...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband and I have eaten here since before we got married 17 years ago about every few months. But in the past 6-12 months we have noticed it taking a downward spiral. Ok the chips and salsa are still great.....but the service is not....More

Thank monorailsilver
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. You are absolutely right that your food and drinks should not have taken that long to get to your table. We are so terribly sorry that our service was not perfect, as this is what we do strive...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch here on a rainy day , it happen to be their Oktoberfest crlebration. Had 3 different German sausage meal was very good. The hot German potatoes salad and the apple kraut were very delicious. They have been in business in this area...More

Thank Rick D
CuckoosNestMexican, Manager at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We look forward to you visiting us again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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