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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food

) #36 of 54 Restaurants in Old Saybrook $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Cajun & Creole
1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
+1 860-399-9060
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fajitas” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1712 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1642
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been several years since my husband and I ate at Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Restaurant, but we were so glad that we had. It was as delicious as we remembered. Both the grilled fish tacos & shrimp tacos were so good & perfectly prepared....More

Thank Margie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came into town for a wedding. Passed the restaurant on the way to hotel but knew nothing about it. Apparently it is a very popular spot for the locals based on all the folks having fun at the bar. Although it was late, the service...More

Thank Carla H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick late lunch after driving down from the Berkshires. The place was packed as they had a Father's Day buffet, but I had no issues with service. My waitress was friendly and helpful, and made great recommendations from the menu. Had...More

Thank Neet413
Reviewed 14 June 2017

ok place for dinner, nothing special or extra about it, service was not the fastest and place not busy......food was ok. price ......your @ the shore

Thank caplockbob
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Great drinks, food is ok. Fun local watering hole with good drinks and a good vibe. There is always someone in the bar with a good story.

Thank lobsterknits
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Wish I could give it better rating since the waiter Dustin was good and very positive and nice but food was ok chips were ok salsa wasn't that great rice was blah and fajitas were pretty good. It's a nice bar and restaurant nicely decorated...More

Thank Debra A
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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...More

Thank lisamarieclarktx
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 8 May 2017 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
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...More

Thank Adventureturtle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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