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14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT
203-782-4828
Today
11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,904 reviews
2,252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to come to Mezcal for dinner and we were not let down. The interior has a nice authentic ambiance about it. The staff, and especially, our server - Tanya, was very nice. We ordered several things, including margaritas. The chicken tinga tostada contained the best tinga that we've eaten. We also had the camarone enchilada, which had shrimp,... More 

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1 Thank Allen21096
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I'm not an expert on Mexican food but Mezcal was very good. They didn't take reservations but at 8pm on a Saturday night we only waited about 15 minutes for a table for 2. The service was quick and very well done. I highly recommend the Chicken Soup. Yes, the Chicken Soup is wonderful at Mezcal. Quite a nice surprise... More 

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Thank Firedog22
Branford, Connecticut
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106 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and very cozy environment. Great service. Traditional Mexican cuisine with fresh ingredients. The pitchers of margaritas and sangria were delicious as well.

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1 Thank LD080801
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The chicken chimichanga was delicious! The homemade tortilla chips were a great starter - the salsa was good but spicy! Rice and beans were delicious as well. Margaritas was great too!

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Thank Amanda M
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136 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not located in a central place and was totally empty (at about 14:00). We had the impression that the place is family managed and the service was warm and friendly. The food was authentic Mexican and very good, we've enjoyed it.

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Thank Nir L
Hamden, Connecticut
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

A big group of us (20+) were there to celebrate a couple of birthdays. The staff was very accommodating with our seating needs, however, we were very surprised that they didn't have the basic things you would expect from a Mexican restaurant. They refused to give us a few checks, even though they had pushed 10 tables together and would... More 

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Thank Beth317
Hamden, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I had the steak chimichanga and it was delicious! The only issue was the wait time. There was only one person waiting on the entire restaurant. He was moving as quickly as he could, but it was a bit much to handle a busy lunch crowd.

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Thank jlsjasjur
New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2016

New Haven is not known for its Mexican food. There are a growing number of restaurants, to be sure, but nowhere near the quantity or quality one would expect. My wife and I used to live within walking distance of Mezcal. She was born in California, so she has certain expectations of what Mexican food should be. I also lived... More 

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Thank Alex B
Fairfield, Connecticut
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208 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Aside from the very friendly service, the margaritas are delicious! This is our CT go to place for Mexican food. Every dish I have eaten here is delicious, fresh, and flavorful. The chimichangas are worth the calories!

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Thank Andrea G
West Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I've been here many times. They have authentic Mexican food and it's great. Servers are always really nice! Only downside is they don't have a bar you can sit at but they still make all sorts of drinks. Margaritas are very good, Choriqueso appetizer is amazing.

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Thank Caitlin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-782-4828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?