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14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
+1 203-782-4828
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tostada” (5 reviews)
“tinga” (3 reviews)
“cactus salad” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

If you want a great place in New Haven ( Yale people ) then look no further. The margarita's flow and the atmosphere is always bustling. If you are coming on a Friday or Saturday night - prepare yourself to wait for 30-45 min -...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite Mexican place around. It’s authentic and the chips are amazing. The salsa is hot and that’s the mild version. The hot version is not for the faint of heart. Their margaritas are solid and the service is good but the waiter...More

Thank LNS74
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Been here several times and let me first say the food is authentic generous portions moderately priced and very good. However if you’re going and expecting prompt effective service you may want to reconsider. The server and I say that literally is nice but overwhelmed....More

Thank KramSolo
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I tried Mezcal on the recommendation of my son. My husband had shrimp diablo and it was crazy hot. He was sweating by the time he finished. He said it was awesome. I had the pollo asada burrito and it was really...More

Thank mkbozz1
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A few steps away from the revitalized State Street in New Haven, packed with retail and restaurants, Mezcal is a gem on the corner of Mechanic street and State. Bright Spanish décor, small place in a café setting, Mezcal turned out to be a great...More

Thank KramSolo
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My friend and I recently had lunch at this place. I loved the Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Sauce, and the chips were different, sliced thicker than a lot of places and served with a delicious and spicy Salsa Verde (green hot sauce) that was a...More

Thank giorgio11
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We decided to come to Mezcal for dinner and we were not let down. The interior has a nice authentic ambiance about it. The staff, and especially, our server - Tanya, was very nice. We ordered several things, including margaritas. The chicken tinga tostada contained...More

1  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I'm not an expert on Mexican food but Mezcal was very good. They didn't take reservations but at 8pm on a Saturday night we only waited about 15 minutes for a table for 2. The service was quick and very well done. I highly recommend...More

Thank Firedog22
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and very cozy environment. Great service. Traditional Mexican cuisine with fresh ingredients. The pitchers of margaritas and sangria were delicious as well.

1  Thank LD080801
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The chicken chimichanga was delicious! The homemade tortilla chips were a great starter - the salsa was good but spicy! Rice and beans were delicious as well. Margaritas was great too!

Thank Amanda M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-782-4828
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