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Tequila Mockingbird

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6 Forest Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
+1 203-966-2222
16:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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Rome, Italy
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for years, always good tasty food with efficient, friendly service. The regular menu is good , real good, but the specials are even better. And don't forget to have a Margarita!

Thank Bradley J
Norwalk, Connecticut
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The food at TM is usually pretty good. However the service on the bar area, particularly from the bartender is poor. He doesn't seem to care unless you are his friend sitting at the bar.

Thank Jeff S
Vista, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is not your typical burritos/tacos place. Much of the food from Tequila comes from authentic Mexican dishes. The sauces are amazing and I frequent often.

Thank 18alp14
New Canaan, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Not bad but I've had better. Not terribly authentic but nothing specific to complain about. This is a stereotypically Mexican restaurant but you won't find the Mexicans lining up for dinner here. Fine for families and the bar is pretty lively too. The last frozen Margarita I ordered was icy and weak on the tequila and I had the feeling... More 

Thank erestifo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We LOVE Tequila Mockingbird! It's always good food and good service. My kids love their smoothies and the guac is the perfect snack for them while they wait for the main course. The staff is always friendly and the margaritas are dangerous - in a good way :)

Thank Carolyn V
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very good Mexican food with a nice atmosphere. Traditional Mexican food sold in the US with seasonal specialties not often seen in US restaurants (at least in Connecticut!). It's a little pricey compared to most Mexican restaurants but reasonable for New Canaan. Good, strong margaritas as well!

Thank NasiLemak888
Bethel, Connecticut
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

If it wasn't for the poor service and unfriendly staff I would rate this much higher. The decor is a bit tacky but it works. It makes you feel as if you are someplace else. You have no idea you are in New Canaan. The food is not your typical Mexican food tomato sauce and melted cheese covered slop. It... More 

1 Thank pap0707
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is our go-to restaurant when we want great food and drinks. Everyone there treats you like family and we are never disappointed with the experience.

Thank sgcooper5
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We go here often with the kids, as they love the food and fun and comfortable atmosphere. The food has always been good, although slightly inconsistent. My only real criticism is that I've found the tables and the swinging door to the bathroom sticky and for the cost, I'd expect the place to be cleaner.

Thank CTtraveler79
New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

First of all I love the name. Walk into an interestingly decorated place. Service over the weekends can drag a bit but that's to be expected. Food is fantastic. Must try the steak quesadillas and steak fajitas. Owner is usually there and an interesting gentleman.

1 Thank Farrahsbo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Forest Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Canaan
  • Phone Number: +1 203-966-2222

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