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“Fun place near the beach”
Review of Clancy's Cantina

Clancy's Cantina
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Nice to see this New Smyrna Beach staple moved from the Publix shopping center off beach to downtown. Walking distance from the beach, shopping, the river and several hotels.

Food is standard mediocre tex-mex but for the convenience and price you can't beat it. Sit at a high top along the windows and you can watch this beach town go by as you enjoy some chips and cheese dip and a corona or margarita. Decor in this location is more fun, colorful and funky than the old shopping center location (which felt geared more towards older folks looking for sit down service and a full on meal).

Wait staff is very attentive and fun.

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Thank ssbrandes
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Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We used to be a fan of Clancy's, going here even when it was in it's former location near Publix. However , the last two trips to Clancy's have been a disappointment. Has it recently changed ownership or management ?

The service most recently was okay. The usual forgotten requests for a lime or neglected drink glasses. That's pretty standard everywhere it seems. The food just doesn't taste as fresh as it used to be. The tamales tasted like they were reheated from last night. The lettuce not so crisp. The jalapeño poppers cold -- tasted like microwave entrees from the frozen food section of the grocery store.

The food or service is by no means awful. It just has noticeably slipped the past 6 months. The decor and location are great (except for parking), I'm disappointed that the food is just so-so.

1  Thank Jeffrey R
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

My wife and I had lunch there this afternoon. We ordered a couple of simple Mexican dishes. There was absolutely nothing Mexican about the food. Wasn't even close to any type of Hispanic dish. It was somewhat bland with very little flavor. VERY disappointing for both me and my wife. The restaurant wasn't busy at all, yet the service was rather slow. Would not recommend at all! :-(

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2  Thank befit4life7
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Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice, but the food was just very average. Greasy and salty is how I'd describe the food. The kids meals didn't come with any side dish. I was overall just unimpressed. It wasn't horrible, but nothing to make me come back

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Thank Kariking14
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to me for their tamales. So, I gave it a shot. The tamales were okay....nothing to brag about but nothing to complain about. I really don't think I would try this restaurant again. There are too many other restaurants with better fare to try.

Thank aiheller
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