We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Mexicano Urban Bistro

1293 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2239
+1 973-546-2348
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good13%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
23 Oct 2017
“Good place all around”
3 Aug 2017
“Tasty Mexican Food”
Closed Now
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
€€ - €€€
1293 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2239
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (37)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The server was amazing he was very attentive. The chicken salad was perfect. The steak and shrimp was delicious. The coconut margaritas were amazing and lastly the tres leches cake was so good we ordered two and still had to share. It was a decorated...More

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The food here is well prepared and flavorful. You will most likely find menu options not found or prepared the same way as El Mexicano. The prices are reasonable but the service can be a little slow, but not enough to pass up on the...More

1  Thank Thomas D
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Love this place! After a concert myself and 4 friends came for drinks and food! Never disappointed!! The margaritas are the best I've had!! I enjoyed chicken chimichanga platter!! Live music, great Mexican atmosphere, the mood is always upbeat & happy !!! Olay!!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This has a fun atmosphere. The waiter was very attentive and the food was average but good. They make a great margarita.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Lunch, dinner, appetizers and drinks will please the palate. Any time of day or night you will find customers in the restaurant or at the bar. Fresh fish and homemade soups are my favorite. Family friendly too!

Thank rayej
Reviewed 2 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...More

1  Thank Reji V
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...More

Thank 439bud
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 2 February 2016

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...More

Thank Yina I
Reviewed 28 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
Nearby HotelsSee all Clifton Hotels
Town House Inn & Suites
13 reviews
2.20 km away
Red Carpet Inn Elmwood Park
8 reviews
2.64 km away
Crowne Plaza - Saddle Brook
80 reviews
4.32 km away
Saddle Brook Marriott
391 reviews
4.54 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Istanbul Cafe Restaurant
20 reviews
.42 km away
13 reviews
.17 km away
Meson Barcelona
10 reviews
.58 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sharky's Wings & Raw Bar
40 reviews
1.60 km away
Brighton Asylum
17 reviews
2.41 km away
Twisted Elm
13 reviews
3.24 km away
Blackjack Mulligan's Public House
8 reviews
4.02 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
28 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
I'd call El Mexicano direct. I don't eat pork so I'm unfamiliar if they make this dish .
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Brunch, After-hours, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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 (Formerly El Mexicano Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-546-2348
  • E-mail
El Mexicano Urban Bistro Located in Clifton NJ offers pre-hispanic, authentic and modern day Mexican cuisine . Only in it's kind, traditional mixology combined with it's cultured and enriched flavors, welcomes you to join us Monday through Sunday.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Looking for a great restaurant?
Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor