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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 - 21:30
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Sun 08:30 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Seguin, Texas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skeptical because of my deep Tex-Mex roots but this was a delightful surprise. I had the Rockefeller soup which was very flavorful and piping hot. Great margarita as well. Awesome staff. Very attentive. Shoutout to Sam our server- you were so sweet and a pleasure to talk with.

Thank lisamarieclarktx
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually like the Cuckoo's Nest but I just tried to go there for mother's day and was greeted by the most unwelcoming hostesses ever. We had no reservation, didn't even think to make one, don't think they usually take them and just checked the website, no word about reservations being required or recommended. The two hostesses acted like I... More 

Thank Jennifer G
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I met there for lunch. We were promptly seated and immediately offered drinks. Our food was good and the wait staff was attentive.

Thank Deborah H
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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 

1 Thank Adam750
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 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 

1 Thank sunnigurl1230
Madison, Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 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 23 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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74 reviews
55 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, 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?