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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

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1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
+1 860-399-9060
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My BFF treated me to dinner & I had my favorite veggie fajita. It is always consistently good. So is the salsa, I love it because it has a good kick & it isn't chunky. The chips & salsa are delicious, I always have to stop myself from eating too much. Our server Ashlyn was excellent. I always enjoy dining... More 

Thank Adventureturtle
Groton, Connecticut
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All dishes came slathered in American cheese slices... You can tell because as American cheese does, it retains its square shape when melted and chemical taste. Not to mention the over all appearance of the dining area seems dirty and the prep area for wait staff was conveniently located next to our table, we could help ourselves to the bucket... More 

Thank Adam750
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

14 of us, friends and our kids, visited for the brunch buffet. We were seated right away and the waitress came over to take our drink order. We had called ahead and they had a table ready for us. The restaurant has a nice decor and feel to it. Music was playing at the perfect volume and the ambiance was... More 

Thank Ed M
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Pros: The staff was so nice and friendly. The interior was clean and interesting. Cons: The food. I ordered the Original Nachos which are nacho chips with cheese and refried beans. When the plate came out, I was excited. There was so much cheesy goodness, and even though I couldn't see the beans, I assumed the cheese was covering them.... More 

Thank sunnigurl1230
Madison, Connecticut
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

In the past this was not a bad place to dine, but it's quality has taken a nose dive. The past two times we ate there the food tasted like it was from yesterday's meals, not a good thing.

Thank jrncsa1
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Very cool restaurant. Great staff and appetizers. Helpful and very friendly. Food was good, not great, but definitely ok for the cost. Terrific atmosphere. Many locals. Take a visit.

Thank stevedg60
Rego Park, New York
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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.

Thank William C
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 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.

Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 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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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 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.

Thank Michael R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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?