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***** Collado Restaurant is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 80 reviews!

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    Buenisima comida y excelente servicio A+

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    The food is great and the service is very good

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    Excelente restaurante, me encanta la comida pero las damas que atienden allá son pésimas y odiosas. Le dan la comida como que es gratis que te la están dando y siempre están con mal genio.... deberían mejor el personal por otro lado todo es perfecto.

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    Best Spanish food. My favorite place for when I'm in a hurry. It reminds me of my mother's cooking. Place is small and decent. Staff is always nice and friendly.

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    Clean nice always good

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    Great food, great prices & great staff. Best Spanish food restaurant in New Haven.

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    Great food

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    awesome food

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    The people were great and the food was fantastic?

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    Great food and great staff. Freshest food around. The shakes are beyond delicious. The pork is flavorful and soft.

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    I go out of my way to eat here. The food is delicious. The restaurant is cozy and the owners/employees are super friendly. The prices are reasonable, and the portions are generous. You will adore this place and you will come back.

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    had a large order of Chicken + Spanish rice ($11), a spicy beef patty ($2) & a mango shake ($3) ...portions are massive! Easily 2 meals. Not really spicy. Sketchy location, but worth it if ur hungry and in the mood for Dominican/Spanish

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    If you are looking for foodie heaven this is it. $20 goes very very far. The servings is abundant. The food is glorious. Pretty hard to find this spot. It's not in the best location in New Haven, but don't let that deter you from the visit. They have parking in the back which I recently discovered, yes this more than 2x now visiting this place. The Spanish food is that good. I can't say any more compliments about it. Come one come all yelpers. This is the best spot for Spanish food in CT.

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    They have the best baked chicken! I love this place! If you want authentic Spanush Food this is the place to eat at!

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    The food is always amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Rico todo !

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    Food it Always Amazing... Alway a MUST HAVE when I’m in the New Haven area. Staff is very friendly except when they get busy than some of the staff acts as if your bothering them... but I don’t allow that to stop me from coming back...

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    The food is amazing. The roasted oven chicken is the best. The service is always consistent. I truly enjoy the food and desert as well.

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    LOVE IT!

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    Delicious

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    Everyone loved the food - good price and we got a lot of food. They were 20 minutes late delivering which interrupted the flow of our meeting.
    Food: 5 stars
    Ordering over the phone: 5 stars
    Delivery Time: 4 stars

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    Amazing food best Spanish food in new haven

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    Decided to give this a try, omgawd it was sooooo good. Thank you. Finally a place we can continue to order from. ??

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    Love this place ! The food is delicious & their cleanliness is appreciated. Immediately when you walk in you smell great food & cleanliness. I can appreciate a place serving food that is nice & clean. I can't pick my favorite plate. Every thing is delicious from the sandwiches to the pork shoulder dinner.

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    Awesome food

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    Love it

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    love it... always hits the spot and they are nice friendly which makes a difference. no one likes rude customer services. the quality is good for the price.

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    Great food and it was delivery which made it even better and it arrived nice and hot

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    Cute little restaurant , you can sit in or take food to go . Staff is friendly. Very authentic Spanish food , they have a variety of everything here . My bf and I enjoyed the food soooooo much , can't wait to go back . You get ALOT of food for what you pay , it's great.

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    Buena comida me encanta les recomiendo a todos a que vayan y se deleiten de la buena comida

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    Just had the chicken and rice. Loved it as usual, don't miss out and the staff is very respectful. Great ppl

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    First time there and I'm in love ! Food was excellent and staff was so nice. I will definitely be back and recommend for all to try ?

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    If u are looking for a delicious latin/puertorrican food this is the place to go! Love everything and customer service on point ? always!

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    I've always loved Latin food and when I tell you hands down Collado's is as real as they come, I mean It!!!!!!!!!!! Everything they have is A1. From the rice to the empanadas to even the plantains and I'm the best plantain fryer in the game (ask about me) and they almost have me beat. Their food is just amazing and the costumer service is very pleasant. I always go right before they close bc they basically give me so much bc It gets tossed out anyway (finessing my way to the top).

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    It’s Awesome

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    This site is missing the MENU

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    I loveee Collado's because everything I have had here to eat taste good and cooked thoroughly. My favorite is the baked chicken w/ rice & beans, stuffed potato w/ meat, cheese empanadas, and their Thursday only Oxtails which are to die for, but you have to call when they first open to put in your order because they will be sold out of oxtails by the Afternoon. They are always putting out fresh items also, so the food is warm. The restaurant is clean, but they do charge a fee for dining in, which I don't agree with, but I always do takeout anyway so I'm not affected. The staff is very pleasant, but get their early or call in before pick-up because the lines can get long and it's barely parking although they have a parking lot on the side of their building it's real tight.

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    Delicious

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    Our church had our baptisms catered by this place...we had arroz con gandules, "black rice and beans", chicken(bone in), and pernil(pork). It was by far the best Pernil I've ever had, and I have a bunch of Puerto Rican family and friends. I usually hate bone-in-chicken, but this was flavorful, tender, falling off the bone. The rice was also delicious. I hope that they don't use saon, as it has MSG, but it was so delicious, I might not care. I would love to go to the restaurant and have a meal, but I've only tried the catering, which is stellar! I am a real "foodie", and I couldn't stop eating their food. Food-gasm for sure!

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    Oh my god this carne guisada is just like my mother makes it! The platanos are perfectly ripe and sweet.

    I am feeling so blessed eating this food right now. All the comfort I needed is right here. My students told me about this place because I'm from Los Angeles and didn't know about local jewels. I am so glad I listened.

    I really appreciate the different cultures that are called by the delicious food. So many different people from New Haven come here. It's like a cultural hub.

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    The food is delicious! I have been ordering for over a year and the quality is consistent, flavors always on point and I have never been disappointed.

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    Stopped by this spot for a late lunch and what a great choice. We grabbed our food to go but after getting the medium size combo, I found myself eating three times for the price of one. I ordered the arroz con guandules y pollo combo, and it tasted just like home! I'm rating the restaurant 4/5 because we also ordered all types of the empanadas and they weren't good and tasted pretty stale. However the rest of the food was great and I will be checking them out again next time i'm in town for sure.

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    Tried this place for lunch once and now I get food from there at least once a week. I have tried their yellow rice " arroz con guandulez " and pork chop "chuleta. On another occasion I tried the yellow rice with black beans and the oxtail. Both time food was delicious.

    Definitely one of the perks of working in New Haven is that there is so many good places to eat.

    Is not the prettiest place but is cozy and food is delicious. They also have natural juices which are also delicious. The small plate is $6 but they put in so much food that I haven't been able to eat the whole meal.

    How many times can I write the word delicious lol. Definitely worth trying.

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    Food is good, customer service is excellent..

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    Everything was amazingly delicious We ordered A Cuban sandwich, empanadas, sorullos, carne guisada, pernil with yellow rice and ribs. Would definitely order from here again. We called to place an order for delivery but the phone was busy every time or it would ring and then hang up. So decided to drive there and they were very busy which explained the busy signal when calling.

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    Stopped in for the first time - super PR food. Our servers were patient, explained everything and very inviting. The food was top shelf - very fresh, tasty, and moist. My wife just got back from Puerto Rico, so she was quick to compare. She loved her meal. My wife had a combo platter and I had some salads and fried pork. Everything was great, portions were very good and prices quite reasonable. Don't forget to get a side of fresh hot pepper salsa as a condiment. We will be back for sure!

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    I go to college in New Haven and I never had food from the area till last semester when I came to Collado's towards the end of the semester. The food was amazing!!!! Delicious empanadas and one of the best chicharrones(pork rinds) I've ever had, the only other good one I've had is all the way in Queens, NY just to give you an idea of how hard it is to find a good chicharrn and empanadas although simple in theory hard to make a perfect one, Collado's has done this though. Fresh pico de gallo along with the other food, this restaurant cares about serving quality and delicious food. For the quantity and quality served here it is quite inexpensive. The staff is friendly and will do all they can so that you are content with your visit. The owner is very attentive and makes sure that everything is running smoothly and perfect. The shakes are refreshing and we'll prepared. I can go on forever however I think you should just go in for a visit and have your own experience at Collado and see why this place is so good.

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    Had a holiday potluck for work today but couldn't make food because I've been under the weather so I ordered 25 empanadas three hours before from Reuben and had them hot delicious and flavored and ready to serve. I've had rice from there as well and also very good !

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    Oh Em Gee!!!

    So I take it back. I used to say "there is NO good Spanish/Puerto Rican/Dominican food in New Haven. I cried and lamented for the few years that I have lived here and then voila. Mom comes home with the most delicious food I've had in ages.

    The yellow rice was so flavorful and cooked to perfection. I could just live on the rice. Rice is life. The pernil was slap your momma good. Seriously, backhand slap at that!! (ok I kid, I kid!) One of my mom's good friends to me made the best pernil on the planet (but she is no longer with us) and so Collado's has filled that void.

    These folks know Spanish food. How lucky you New Haveners are. Nothing compares. No exaggeration.

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    Me encanta casi todos los dias co.pro comida muy rico

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    Just go... you won't regret it????????????

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    My first time trying - so amazing! Delicious!

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    Great chicken. like i said still great chicken.

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    Delicious dominican food Excellent take out service Few tables available eat in. Busy at lunch hours.

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    Great options. Great tastes. Great comfort.

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    Everything is good here. They don't do anything great but they don't do anything horrible either. It depends what you grew up eating but I will come back again.

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    The best chicharrn ever and the best service from everyone.

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    Best food ive ever had! Great customer service and the manager was very helpful! We will be back!

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    Wow! Just delicious! Beans, yellow rice, roast chicken, pulled pork, salad are all gluten free. Lovely delicate spices and perfectly cooked. Buy the super platter, you'll want to take some home. Staff are friendly and helpful. All items hot and ready to go. Fancy smoothies in all sorts of tropical flavors.
    2 blocks from 95 exit for easy pick up or eat in. Dining area was kid friendly and sparkling clean.

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    Love their soups . Food is freshly cooked daily and worth every.

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    Been going there for years food is absolutely delicious friendly atmosphere. very good selection of food you won't be disappointed location a little hard to park. I probably have ordered just about everything on the menu over the course of years

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    I wonder why Yelp hasn't posted my review on the New Haven home site?
    The whole idea is to tell other Yelpers about great places, isn't it?

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    Great, tasty food. Everyone was super nice and helpful, fresh mango juice was delicious. Mofongo with pernil, yellow rice and beans with pernil, sausage pasteles all really flavorful. Everything we had was spot on. We'll be back soon and often.

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    The best Spanish food I've ever had and the potato balls are to go crazy over and the pork chops over rice is phenomenal!!!

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    As close to heavenly food as one can come!

    I don't know how we've missed this place that's just a hop, skip and a jump from our home, but miss it we did, though not any longer. The food is absolutely delicious, the staff is so gracious and accommodating (we wanted meat, but no rice or potatoes - so they steamed up some broccoli and cauliflower for us). Pulled pork, pico de gallo, and steamed broccoli & cauliflower, and we were in heaven!

    We NEVER buy an extra order to take home, but we certainly did tonight. That pulled pork was so smooth and tasteful, we just had to get the extra serving to split for lunch tomorrow.

    We're definitely going back, and it will be the go to place when we have out of town guests. Nothing fancy, just amazing well prepared food!
    Thank-you!

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    Good spanish food

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    The food at Collado's Restaurant was delicious and the staff is wonderful. Loved it!!!

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    Love this place!!!!! Bring your appetite cause your fork is going to get a work out!!!
    Nini M

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    Always good food and always friendly. Very reasonable prices. I try to go here once a week. Their baked chicken and rice is excellent.

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    THE best spanish rest in New Haven!!! I love coming here to eat! Everything is always so juicy and fresh; from their stewed chicken, beef & pork chops, to the tender slow cooked pork shoulder(pernil).they usually have 3 different varieties of rice(white, yellow with pigeon peas(guandules) and white with black beans. It can get a bit crowded around lunch & dinner, but it doesn't take more then 5 min for the servers to serve your plate. The neighborhood is multi-cultural, and they have their own gated parking lot. It's so worth it!

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    Great Spanish Food!!!!
    They have great spanish, puerto rican and dominican food!! They have pretty much everything..everyday!! Rest. is very clean and friendly customer service as soon as you come-in the door!! -

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    Great food, great prices, great portions, and great service. Plus, they have free off-street parking for customers in the lot behind the restaurant. What's not to love about this great neighborhood gem that's like eating at your Abuela's kitchen table? My fave Puerto Rican restaurant, and I've tried many and am a Puerto Rican cook myself. Tastes like homemade.

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    Best spanish food on this area!!! Me and my family love their food...

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    Love the service and their Mofongo with shrimp is the bomb !!!

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    Great food & prices. They also deliver which is a plus!

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    The food is excellent. I've tried more than a few Hispanic restaurants in New Haven and they are by far the best. The food is good. They have a wide selection of food. Good service and everything is at a very good price. I highly recommend going there. Trust me

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    Food is great, Mang with Shrimps is the bomb. Pulled pork is awesome, empanadillas, alcapurrias, relleno de papa..OMG all delicious.I brang my NY fam for dinner n they loved it. Staff always friendly n quick to serve. Eat-in, take out or delivery all is great,no complaints. Prices are good. From "La Isla" (previous owner) to "Collado" has been the best thing to happen on Washington Ave. I highly recommend them.Thank You guys

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    its really good prices and good Spanish food that leaves me full and ready for anything. The only thing thats nasty is the kitchen looks a little dirty at some point... and it worries about my food

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    Great food excellent prices my husband is very picky and continuously wants go there that's says a lot for me

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    Eat manguuu.. they the best cooking mangu. yummm