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Oaxaca Kitchen

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, South American, Central American
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228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404 (Crown Street)
+1 203-859-5774
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Quality of food was good, but...found portion sizes to be not appropriate to the price. Selection of drinks good.

Thank reviewgurucool
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Smallish quiet restaurant with a good size menu. It has an interesting decor and ambience. We were there for lunch, and the place was almost empty. We had a salad, cheese quesadillas and rice and beans. Salad was excellent, but the other two were just good. I am not sure how authentically Oaxacan their food is. Service could be a... More 

Thank musicandarts
Milan, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We were three families that came here from out of town. Everybody's food was outstanding. So delicious! I had the Carne Asada, my wife the quesadillas, my friend the fajitas, we had the guacamole for an appetizer, and more. Nothing was average - everything was absolutely delicious. Our waiter Juan was awesome and recommended Casa Noble Anejo tequila, which was... More 

Thank Simon C
Cheshire, Connecticut
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We went to Oaxaca Kitchen on a Saturday night with 6 friends. We had a reservation for 7:30 and our table was ready moments after our arrival. We sat down, were given water and menus and then didn't see our waitress for 20 minutes. When she finally showed up, we ordered drinks and some apps. Chips, quac & salsa were... More 

Thank JMar0616
Silver Spring, Maryland
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915 reviews
578 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We've loved the food T Oaxaca Kitchen for years, and we still do. This was our first attempt to take-out, and it didn't quite work. Ordering by phone from the take-out menu on their website, we showed up only to find that the website was obsolete and two of the dishes we'd ordered were no longer available at all. On... More 

Thank jaseaton
Simsbury, CT
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182 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We stopped by for a late lunch which luckily was during happy hour. We had most everything off the happy hour menu and more. All of the tacos were delicious. The arepa had great chunks of real corn and the beans were delicious. The $5 nachos were a huge order. The margaritas were a bit sweet but no troubles! Service... More 

Thank MendoPOM
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ran into this restaurant randomly on a search for a lunch I can eat with all of my new food allergies. I got three different tacos, all of which were able to put on a lettuce leaf. The pork belly taco was my favorite. The fish taco was incredible as well as the chicken adobo. The... More 

Thank karenlizzy3
Westerly, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We actually were planning on dining elsewhere but the restaurant was closed. My husband suggested we try this restaurant because he knows my love for Mexican food and constant bemoaning of the lack of good Mexican restaurants. It is a beautifully decorated space and we were greeted by a super friendly host who led us to the back dining area.... More 

Thank Linda M
Sapphire, North Carolina
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

$37 bucks for chips, salsa, a diet coke, and a plate of some rice and nasty tasting and over cooked shrimp located in ground pepper ... a rip off in my humble opinion, which is based on eating some real fine Mexican restaurants.

Thank Goldseater
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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221 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

As someone who lived in Los Angeles, I crave the taste of excellent Mexican food. Chicken mole is my test dish at restaurants; Oaxaca Kitchen passes this test better than any restaurant I've tried around here. It's the only thing I order here. Prices are reasonable - the lunch special is a great deal - and service is on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
    (Crown Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro North and Green Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-859-5774
Oaxaca Kitchen - known for its seven moles and for its one of a kind gourmet traditional Mexican cuisine. We offer real food of Oaxaca with great presentation by our celebrity chef Prasad Chirnomula. To name a few great dishes like Mixteco Mole, Fire Grilled Seafood Salad, Mole Verde, Mixteco Chipotle Pork Tenderloin, and Prawns Al Mezcal which makes a destination for all the food fanatics.

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