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El Mexicano Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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1293 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2239 (N/A)
+1 973-546-2348
11:00 - 02:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Clifton, New Jersey
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

In late 2014 and early 2015 this used to be our goto place for mexican takeouts. but this year(2016) we have noticed that the quality of food has dropped and they also mix up the orders. things like this can happen anywhere and we gave it a couple of shots before calling quits on this place. we placed orders for... More 

Thank Reji V
Clifton, New Jersey
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

If is very difficult for me to give this restaurant a rough review...In all honesty the food-staff and atmosphere were excellent..The place was spotless and we enjoyed everything especially the home made chips and sauce they brought to hold us over till our meal...Our waitress was sweet and very good at her job...Heres my problem---I hit the bar and bought... More 

Thank 439bud
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Si it has a better feel than The Paterson NU versión plus Its in a Safer área. The food was amazing especially their guacamole they make it directly in front of you it's so fresh and delicious and I hate hate hate guacamole but I lived theirs. They have great steak any way u like it also selections from all... More 

Thank Peter J
Richwood, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and attention! Every day the food is better. I work in a medical office in the area and visited this place for de lunch, because it has lots of variety. They invited me for Sunday brunch. The las Sunday I went with my family, the brunch is amazing and cheap.

Thank Yina I
Union City, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I visited this place with my husband on Friday night... I must say Thanks!! Very friendly and attentive waitress, the food was delicious and the margarita too. A very nice Mexican Place.

1 Thank ClaretSmith
Clifton, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service and good atmosphere. My favorite place in Clifton. Ask for Molkajete. Traditional Mexican dish with a homemade sauce. Amazing!!!!!!

1 Thank Johan A
Wayne, New Jersey
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

By far, the most authentic Mexican food in this area. Great choices with options galore. Only better than the food was the service. Home made Guacamole at your table. Everything fresh. Many choices for drinks. You can't miss.

2 Thank Lenny K
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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194 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

I was pleasantly surprised this restaurant serves not only Mexican, but other Hispanic food. The food and the service were great at a good value.

Little Falls, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We went two weeks in a row on a Saturday night. And the Reason we returned first and foremost is the waiter Ernesto very respectable and knowledgeable. The Food was Amazing. Table side Guacamole was Fantastic. Love the Steak Special. Ask the waiter for the Specials . And the large Drink with Coronas upside-down. .

1 Thank Tj&Aj'sMOM
Clifton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

The food was very good. The fajitas are sizzling. The music is very authentic. They make their own sangria and it is to die for. The staff goes out of their way to help you.

2 Thank casperi9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2239
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-546-2348

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