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El Mexicano Urban Bistro

1293 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2239
+1 973-546-2348
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good12%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
€€ - €€€
1293 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2239
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here a while back and found it to be a typical Tex-Mex tacos and enchiladas place. What a change!! They have spent a considerable amount upgrading the decor. The menu is updated, and the food is delicious. It's now somewhere that I will...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Having to work on the July 4th holiday, the last thing I wanted to do was cook when I got home. Called a friend of mine and made plans to head to El Mexicano, then see the Clifton Stadium Fireworks. I’ve been here many times...More

Thank NJ V
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

After a while of following this restaurant on my Instagram page @newark_foodie I decided to bring my sister here for her birthday. First thing we were not greeted at the dolor after waiting to be seated we walked over to the bar and asked the...More

Thank mari03022018
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
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 NJ_Vixen
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
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28 September 2017|
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Response from NJ_Vixen | Reviewed this property |
I'd call El Mexicano direct. I don't eat pork so I'm unfamiliar if they make this dish .
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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.
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