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Mexican, Latin, Pub
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Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

Food was great, and a very fair price. I highly suggest ordering the coconut frozen margarita! It was delicious. I also suggest orderigg by the VIVA MEXICO for an appetizer, it had a little bit of everything and perfect for 2 or 3 people.

Date of visit: October 2020
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kenandj2018, Owner at Clifton City Tavern Mexican Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2020

Thankyou for the awesome review! Come back again soon!

Reviewed October 5, 2020

The food we received was absolutely disgusting it was completely soggy and filled with grease to the point that we had to throw it out. When we called the restaurant it took us several times to get through to speak to a manager who should...reconsider being in any position of customer service as he literally refused to help us and didn’t try at all to make customers who who were completely disappointed feel any better. Will never order again or recommend this place to subject them to what we had to deal with.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 27, 2020

Authentic Mexican fare without the Fusion many of these restaurants have incorporated in their menus. Nice and simple selections that anyone can enjoy. Their adult drinks will not leave you asking "...is there liquor in this??" Well worth checking one of my favorite Hole in...the Wall........More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

I ordered a margarita and only had one sip. I changed it to a beer because my stomach was hurting and they charged me for the margarita. The waiter didn’t even try to waive this charge even after me telling him that I didn’t want...the drink since it was messing up my stomach. And I love this place so I’m highly upset and taking a back by the waiter’s disregard for my situation.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

This weekend was my third time visiting. As always the food and drinks were good! I loved the rice and beans the best, which came with my chicken burrito. I also ordered a frozen coconut marg which was very unusual, although very good! As the...night went on, the vibe sort of changed into a club, sort of. The lights dimmed, a dj was there, and laser lights shot through the "smoke". I'm glad there is a place like this to go to in Clifton!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

I went here on a Friday night with my 88 year old grandmother and we enjoyed the mexican food and the entertainment they have here. They have a DJ that plays salsa bachata and regatone plus other hip hop music with a tv screen with...the videos to go along to the music.They also had karoake too.The strawberry margarita was very large and very tasty. I had a steak burrito which was so big I could only eat half of it. The next day I ate the rest with the rice and beans for lunch. The steak was seasoned good and very delicious not dried out. My grandmother had pork enchiladas and she said it was good mexican food. The waitress was very attentive and sweet. I highly recommend this restaurant for mexican. It has a bar scene plus restaurant seating and is very busy on a Friday night. I liked the art work on the walls too. It is very artsy and colorful decorating.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Ken and J, Owner at Clifton City Tavern Mexican Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for the wonderful review, so happy to hear that you both enjoyed the food, drinks, and entertainment! Hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed March 8, 2019

Have been looking for a new "go to" Mexican restaurant since our favorite changed owners/chef. Since we were in the area, we decided to give it a try. I REALLY wanted a beer, but since they didn't have any on tap (they do have bottled),...I opted for a frozen margarita, which was good. Guacamole was very good. Chips and salsa were ok and are NOT complimentary as in every other Mexican restaurant we've been too. We tried the carnitas - so delicious! Can't wait to come back just for them! I had the burrito al pastor, also good. I spent more time in the ladies room than I should have, admiring the artwork and painting, LOL. Cute place, we'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We tried this restaurant hoping to find a good Mexican Restaurant in the area. Disappointed in many ways. Tried to order a "small/regular" sized margarita on the rocks but was discouraged by the server. We were told to order the large and if we wanted...a smaller version we would have to get a frozen margarita, which was not what we wanted. Large margarita is silly size. Too big/reminds me of a touristy version of a margarita on vacation. When ordering entrees we were informed that the kitchen would be too confused if we requested two types of enchiladas. All Mexican restaurants I've frequented will do a combo i.e. one chicken one beef. Food came out and it was just okay. After dinner, my husband inquired about a particular espresso tequila as an after-dinner drink. I decided on no dessert or coffee so he let the server know to just give us the check. The server came out with the espresso tequila anyway - we thought great save on the restaurants' part. Trying to win new customers! Everything about the servers manner, body-language and delivery was (our misinterpretation). that she was giving the shot to my husband on the house as he had originally wanted it before hemming and hawing on dessert. We get the bill just after he finished and yes, the tequila was charged. Quite frankly we felt a little swindled. Wanted to love this place. We paid the bill and still gave 20% tip. (Reluctantly). One and done. Not going back.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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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...and the chicken breast stuffed with seafood. My server said both but said try the stuffed chicken and I have to say this was some of the best food I have eaten this week of travel and best Mexican food in 4 years. Great meal and good service. I enjoyed my meal very much and my portions were huge...both the chicken and I were stuffed.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2018
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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!

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Clifton City Tavern Mexican Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5