Voted Connecticut’s best for 15 years. Find out why!
We have received raves in the press and from our customers over the years. Here is just a sampling:
"Best Mexican Restaurant" for 15 Years
"Best nachos in Connecticut"
Anthony Cronin for The Day:
"Amid the cluster of pizza pubs, fish houses and fast-fry joints that clamor for customers along the Old Saybrook shoreline, there is one eatery that stands out, both for its distinctive name and for its choice of cuisine..."
Lee White for The Day:
"While a full parking lot, even at 6 p.m., is daunting, the service is friendly and effcient and the wait, at least off season, is rarely more than 20 minutes; in summer, weekend lines lengthen. But the large number of satisfied customers speaks volumes for the Cuckoo's Nest and none of these people seems to object to the lines."
From Best Restaurants in New England by Nancy & Richard Woodworth:
"An outdoor patio looking as if it's straight out of Mexico stucco walls and an intricate canopy of branches is a popular adjunct to this rustic establishment with atmosphere galore."
Southwestern Sunday Brunch!
All you can eat buffet! Traditional fare and South of the Border favorites! 11 am - 2 pm. Children age four and under eat free!
Every Thursday and Sunday,
6 pm - 9 pm
On the 5th if every month! Live Mariachi band, food specials and prizes!
35 Years of Yum!!!
We’re celebrating another milestone, as fabulous food and fun remain a Shoreline tradition!