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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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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Twelve of us decended on this restaurant and had a fabulous time. We had a private are and the food was delicious and the drinks tasty.

Thank cmc0813
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176 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Went with my sister and was hoping for a good Mexican meal. We were sat after waiting 9 mins for a hostess to show up at her podium. The inside of the place was very cute. The margaritas were okay, not served in a margarita glass, just a plain water glass. The salsa and chips they bring for free to... More 

Thank BusterBusBus
Old Lyme, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner and I wish I hadn't The rice was over-seasoned; the pinto beans were gross.. I would have expected refried beans And my taco meat was disgusting . It tasted like the smell of canned cat food. My husband and I hardly touched our food and our waitress asked if we wanted it to go and... More 

Thank Beachy-Keen2017
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The food is average at best and when is arrives at your table cold, it's even worse. The menu selections are what you would find at your average chain food Mexican restaurant. Nothing creative. The wait staff, however, was very friendly!

Thank TravelingGals92
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have been there in the weekend so loong waiting list even from 6:30. Thought must be few restaurants in the town that's why but in reality it's food is delicious. You would love it for sure.

Niantic, Connecticut
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We tried the Cookoos Nest again. its been a few years. it will probably be a few more till we return. The food was good, the waitress seemed way over worked, but it was her own fault, the drinks we ordered were very heavy on the liquor. We had there Sangarita, a house specialty. Very strong red wine is used... More 

Thank Todd P
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had diner there while staying in Old saybrook for a week. It was referred by Econolodge hotel staff which is located right next door. Testy mexican food but lot of people during dinner time. I prefer you call and place pick up order rather dining in.

Brookline, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We spent the last week on the shoreline and dined at many local restaurants. The Cuckoo's Nest is by far one of our favorites. When we first walked in the door, we knew we found a special place. The building is an old barn and is filled with unique antiques and artifacts. We sat outside on a colorful patio that... More 

Thank iknight26
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I have visited this this restaurant every couple of years for the past 10 and am always disappointed. The food is bland and the interior is dingy and looks dirty. I thought the recent change in ownership would have improved things, it didn't.

Thank Robert C
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had dinner here one evening with our two children. The food was good, the service was a little rushed - our bill was presented at our table before we'd finished our main courses! We didn't experience the proper atmosphere as we were seated in a room, possibly a later extension, to the left of the main restaurant. The food... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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?