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El Mexicano Bar & Grill

) #26 of 159 Restaurants in Clifton $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
1293 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2239
+1 973-546-2348
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good9%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
$$ - $$$
1293 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2239
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Lunch, dinner, appetizers and drinks will please the palate. Any time of day or night you will find customers in the restaurant or at the bar. Fresh fish and homemade soups are my favorite. Family friendly too!

Thank rayej
Reviewed 3 August 2016

In late 2014 and early 2015 this used to be our goto place for mexican takeouts. but this year(2016) we have noticed that the quality of food has dropped and they also mix up the orders. things like this can happen anywhere and we gave...More

Thank Reji V
Reviewed 23 March 2016

If is very difficult for me to give this restaurant a rough review...In all honesty the food-staff and atmosphere were excellent..The place was spotless and we enjoyed everything especially the home made chips and sauce they brought to hold us over till our meal...Our waitress...More

Thank 439bud
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Si it has a better feel than The Paterson NU versión plus Its in a Safer área. The food was amazing especially their guacamole they make it directly in front of you it's so fresh and delicious and I hate hate hate guacamole but I...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Excellent food and attention! Every day the food is better. I work in a medical office in the area and visited this place for de lunch, because it has lots of variety. They invited me for Sunday brunch. The las Sunday I went with my...More

Thank Yina I
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I visited this place with my husband on Friday night... I must say Thanks!! Very friendly and attentive waitress, the food was delicious and the margarita too. A very nice Mexican Place.

1  Thank ClaretSmith
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service and good atmosphere. My favorite place in Clifton. Ask for Molkajete. Traditional Mexican dish with a homemade sauce. Amazing!!!!!!

1  Thank Johan A
Reviewed 2 January 2016

By far, the most authentic Mexican food in this area. Great choices with options galore. Only better than the food was the service. Home made Guacamole at your table. Everything fresh. Many choices for drinks. You can't miss.

2  Thank Lenny K
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I was pleasantly surprised this restaurant serves not only Mexican, but other Hispanic food. The food and the service were great at a good value.

Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We went two weeks in a row on a Saturday night. And the Reason we returned first and foremost is the waiter Ernesto very respectable and knowledgeable. The Food was Amazing. Table side Guacamole was Fantastic. Love the Steak Special. Ask the waiter for the...More

1  Thank Tj&Aj'sMOM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2239
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-546-2348
  • E-mail
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