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Copper Canyon

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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51 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716-1242 (Ocean Boulevard)
+1 732-291-8444
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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895 reviews
608 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been here in a while so came recently with friends. CC was half full and the waiter and his trainee came right over. He asked us if we wanted drinks which we ordered and then tried the normal up sell of chips and salsa, saying they went great with the drinks. We declined, and then he tried to... More 

1 Thank Sockster
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was pretty highly recommended so I went to it with high hopes. The food was good; it wasn't great and I don't know that I'd drive 40 mins for it again. The waiter recommended the steak and the pork chop. My son had the steak and that was VERY good. Easily the best meal on the table. Maybe... More 

Thank kj002015
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed next door so this place was close to eat. We had a pepper spiced tequila margarita and it was nothing short of miraculous. Ask for it when you get there, it is worth it. The new york strip was amazing. Seasoned and seared to perfection...this place was an absolutely positive surprise!

Thank Chris G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I live in AH and we go to CC almost every week. And if we don't get there we pick something up even though it's not their norm - they are accommodating if they're not busy. This is high-end Mexican and everything is Mexican infusion. The food is wonderful quality. And we eat mainly Paleo and really... More 

Thank Louise C
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

I would give them five starts but I think the prices are a bit higher than they should be. The food is great- I wouldn't say Mexican but more like Tex mex . I had a delicious margarita, and it was strong! My husband was able to try beer from the neighboring brewery which was a nice touch. We would... More 

Thank cattjer812
2 reviews
Reviewed March 6, 2017

The menu has interesting choices and every bite was well cooked and tasted delicious! Service was attentive, friendly. All in all, a really wonderful dining experience.

Thank Ellen L
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I loved every bite! The food was beautifully prepared and presented, service was terrific. Everything from the chips to the shrimp risotto to the calamari was well seasoned and interesting. We will be back.

Thank Ellen L
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the copper canyon since they were in their original location across the street, many years ago. We have never been disappointed. We have our favorites the salsa, guacamole, southwestern salad, the incredible steak n fries, fish tacos, shrimp risotto, and more!! Love the original margarita! Terrific waiters and bartenders n great music. We usually sit... More 

1 Thank Homesweetcottage
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Copper Canyon has been a staple for years, originally starting in a small spot across the street. This is definitely not typical Mexican food but a great fusion that combines many of the truest Mexican spices with a new flare such as tuna carpaccio. The tequila bar is awesome too. Don't miss the spicy salad , fish tacos or crab... More 

Thank terry m
Red Bank, New Jersey
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Having visited this restaurant several times I can tell how a lot of people would be unsure what to expect and a little confused as to what to order. You don't need a sophisticated palate or world-class knowledge of cuisine to enjoy yourself in this place. All you need is an open mind and the ability to listen to what... More 

Thank Matthew G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716-1242
    (Ocean Boulevard)
  • Public Transportation: SeaStreak Ferry is just two blocks from Copper Canyon and the Blue Bay Inn. A short 40 minute ride from NYC!
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Atlantic Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 732-291-8444

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