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Clifton City Tavern Mexican Cantina

709 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013-2021
+1 973-567-5111
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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“guacamole” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Pub
$$ - $$$
709 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013-2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

I read the reviews and headed over. Being from Texas which is superb Mexican food, but have lived in Florida for 4 years which is not known for Mexican food. I had a craving and this hit the spot. I couldn't decide between seafood enchiladas...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Fantastic food and wonderful drinks. Without a doubt, this is the best place for Mexican food in and around Clifton.

Thank StevenLawler
Ken and J, Owner at Clifton City Tavern Mexican Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thankyou so much, glad you liked everything and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 21, 2018

Let me start by saying that this was one of our favorite places to eat until the place was taken over by new owners. The food and the service have gone downhill on our last two visits. The Guacamole looks like green slime out of...More

Thank Njlou1
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

I’d give a zero if i could!! Worst service! Nobody cares! No manager on duty on a busy Saturday evening! So disappointing! I would never return to this place and would tell anyone thinking of going to not waste their time.. there’s many restaurants who...More

Thank ok2beme33
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I have been in this restaurant a couple of times but what makes the restaurant look bad is the quality service . Phone is never available to order food to go so that's losing customers . Eating inside the waiting is a lot from The...More

Thank Natalia F
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I ate here this past Friday. We normally dine across the street a Mario's on Friday but our son wanted to go here. First the drinks. The sangria margarita is excellent as are most other drinks but I agree with the previous reviewer that you...More

Thank David H
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

I was in the mood for Mexican Cuisine. Asked my co worker for recommendations & she suggested this restaurant. She said she heard good reviews, so we decided to give it a try. We walked inside, stopped at the hostess stand w/no hostess. Waited a...More

Thank Tamara S
Clifton C, Owner at Clifton City Tavern Mexican Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Thanks for coming in Tamara, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, and yes, it is always 'that good' - we've had the same master chef for 3 years, and he is very fussy with ingredients and very consistent, which is key,...More

Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying how we walked in to no host, one person behind the bar and only 2 servers. We went to the bar and ask the bartender where to sit. We found a table and it took approximately 10 min before one...More

Thank melaespinal
Reviewed February 21, 2017

My wife and I have been to this restaurant 5 or 6 times and always have a great meal. The staff is always attentive and the food is always delicious.

Thank Njlou1
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped of on the at back from an event. Atmosphere was really enjoyable, especially the birthday sing along at another table. Food was outstanding, the chimichanga was exceptional and the chorizo burrito went down a storm with my friends. Last but not least the oversized...More

Thank Zinzan6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013-2021
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-567-5111
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