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“Okay food, excellent staff”
Review of Clancy's Cantina

Clancy's Cantina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Clearwater, GL
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Okay food, excellent staff”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The place looked nice and clean and the staff were great, but we picked this restaurant based on the fact that some entitled their review "Authentic Mexican Food". We should have know that Clancy's wouldn't be authentic since Clancy is an Irish name! LOL! Half of the place is the restaurant & the other half is a sports bar, much like you'd see in a Bennigan's or Chili's. The only cheese they use is Pepper Jack (not Mexican or cheddar.) The refried beans looked & tasted like it came out of a can. They didn't have our favorite Mexican beer & the only other one they had they we would've liked was in a can, not a bottle, so we passed. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't good either. Our waitress, Mary, was great & we have to give her kudos. If you're looking for authentic, this is NOT the place to go. The icing on the cake had nothing to do with this Mexican restaurant. This was a sports bar with several TVs showing several sporting events, but no World Series! It was the last night, so we asked if they could put on the World series & they didn't even know what channel the World Series was on! There are 2 other Mexican restaurants in New Smyrna Beach. I would recommend either one of them over Clancy's if you are looking for authencity. If you're looking for Tex-Mex & a sports bar, this might be for you, just know what channel you want to watch before you get there.

  • Visited October 2012
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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Mexican Delight”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

10/27/2012 Today we wandered down Flagler Avenue to the beach to watch the waves crashing a shore where Hurricane Sandy went by. It was a cool and breezy day to do some exploring in this area. Our walk brought us to this nice size restaurant where the outside sign advertised today's specials. My partner and I both had the 1/2 of the Border Patrol & rice lunch for $6.95 each and not only was the food good, we wondered how you could eat the full size order. The restaurant is clean ( so was the restroom ), the food good and hot, and our server Tim was very attentive. He checked back with us often to see if we needed anything. This was our first visit here and we look forward to coming back. 2 Boarder Patrol Burrittos, a pepsi, glass of merlot, & a drat beer - $21.65 not bad at all.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Dale G
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Lake Mary, Florida
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Food”
Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

This food is so authentic! The skirt steak tacos are my favorite. I wish the salsa was more authentic. Get there early or don't be in a hurry. This is a local favorite. Parking is readily available, although you may have to walk a couple of short blocks. This restaurant is located on the fun Flagler Avenue. Quaint little seaside town.

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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
“Excellent Food and Staff”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

This was our first time to New Smyrna Beach and we were told to go to this mexican restaurant by some locals. It was excellent. Perfect location by the beach on Flagler Avenue. The hostess was prompt to seat us. We were given chips and salsa once we were seated. The salsa was delicious and were told it was homemade. My husband had a steak stuffed with cheese and shrimp with peppers and onions and I had a seafood enchiladas. Both dinners came with rice and beans. It was excellent!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Caroline R
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connecticut
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“Great Food and Service”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is my 3rd visit to Clancy's and the food and service is always very good.
Tried the carne del mar and it was excellent! I cleaned my plate!

  • Visited September 2012
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