Our party of 3 had a light
Our party of 3 had a light meal before a 6:30 show at the Shubert. Maybe it was because it was 4:30 on a Sunday or maybe it was because it was St. Patrick's Day in a Mexican restaurant, but there was hardly anyone there. So it was quiet and the service was outstanding. The food was also excellent. They were very accommodating about making modifications as requested.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely delicious, innovative
Absolutely delicious, innovative food, inspired by Mexico but with a variety of influences.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food at the Oaxaca
All four in our party really enjoyed the great food... We were glad to be seated in a booth, and able to create our own ambience because the restaurant was awfully quiet, even for a Tuesday evening. It was good and interesting to find a menu that offered dishes different to the usual Mexican standards such as fajitas and burritos. The hanger steak entree was particularly delicious.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for my birthday dinner.
We went for my birthday dinner. The food is just fabulous!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice food and prompt service
Went early 5:15 on a Sat night -- place 1/3 full, but it was early as we had to get to a 7pm performance. Good drinks - mango margarita, Mojito and Margaritas, with solid chips/salsa and guacamole. Entrees very nice (smaller portions with shared beans/rice), but hit the spot and prompt service had us ready to go around 6:30.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meal was exotic (in a good
Meal was exotic (in a good way) and very pleasing. Certainly among the best and most imaginative around New Haven and a real find. I expect to go back much more often now,
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'd go back
This restaurant is very small, but the food is terrific. And, it's located just across from the Shubert Theater and it's easy to park nearby.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back!
Dined here for the first time on Wednesday eve of restaurant week. We were 30 minutes early for our reservation and expected to wait, instead we were seated right away. Oaxaca Kitchen was an all around excellent experience. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was outstanding. Both my date and I started with ceviche appetizer which was amazing. I took a risk and ordered the chicken mole entree (I've had both both fantastic and terrible mole dishes in the past) and was not disappointed. Neither was my date, his enchiladas were fresh and tasty. I am not a huge dessert person, but the churros and tres leche cake we shared were also excellent. If you are in the mood for modern mexican cuisine, go here!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Mexican with a twist
Good food. Quality tequila. A nice blend of standards (taco, quesadilla, etc) in the apps, plus a good mix of quality mains with a Mexican twist (duck, chiles, chicken, etc). Would probably avoid during Reataurant Week as most New Haven eateries tend to be overwhelmed during that time. Otherwise a solid option.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's is a good place to meet
It's is a good place to meet friends and have taste food. There is space for huge tables.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh ingredients with good portion size. The drinks are generous as well. A perfect spot for a meal before or after a show at the Shubert because it does not close its kitchen midday on weekends. Staff is always friendly and helpful
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great spot for Mexican
Oaxaca serves good food with friendly service. Only one dish disappointed, but the gazpacho was outstanding.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always come here for the tableside Guac!
I also loved that they were able to seat us outside even though we didn't reserve it in advance! Very accommodating!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Really fast service!
Best enchiladas I've ever had- lobster. The food came so fast I don't know how they had time to cook it.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delicious lunch while visiting downtown New Haven. Host was very friendly and hospitable. The food was delicious and well prepared and presented.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the arepas
The food and service were very good plus and the arepas were worth going there to eat.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oaxaca is a fun place for Mexican/Southwest food. The food is tasty and the service is attentive. They offer guacamole made at your table which is wonderful.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Group of 13
We had a large, unwieldy group of 13 (including 3 young children), and the staff handled us efficiently and were very attentive. The drink orders took way too long, but the foulup was acknowledged and addressed without our complaining. The food excellent, as usual, but particularly in view of the large group, it was delivered hot and fresh.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent Mexican food
Thoroughly enjoyable place, excellent/interesting food, superb service - an excellent choice before theater, given the prompt food preparation and service.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM