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Bitol Mexican Kitchen & Handcrafted Cantina Home, Clifton, NJ

Bitol Mexican Kitchen & Handcrafted Cantina Home

4.7
4.7
299 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Welcome to Bitol Restaurant! (Bitol was named after a Mayan God of the Sky) Serving authentic, vibrant, colorful delicious, fresh, and fun upscale Mexican cuisine. Tortillas are fresh-made with yellow and blue corn nixtamal masa, for
a more nutritious, flavorful, and traditional taste.
With an array of options for every eater.
Offering an extensive handcrafted cocktail list. Along with an exceptional tequila and mezcal list, as well as a selection of wines. We look forward to seeing you.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 246-3558

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Romi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it here! This was my first time and we were having a birthday dinner for my fiancé. The restaurant has a really nice ambiance and great service. The food was really good too. I cooked my steak on the hot stone which was fun. I will absolutely be coming back for drinks which looked awesome. I mentioned in the notes that it was his birthday and they surprised us with a dessert and sang happy birthday. 10/10!
  2. MT

    MichaelT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Craft Cocktails and the Place has a really nice vibe. Upscale Mexican Food with a twist that we really enjoyed. Will definitly be back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Very poor extremely expensive for the quality food and service
  4. m

    mkultramega

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was spectacular! Keep up the great work and we’ll keep coming back!
  5. r

    romedog1963

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and it was very good. We will be going back.
  6. MK

    MalgorzataK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Bitol. Food was delicious. We celebrated our Anniversary and staff surprised us with a champagne. I really recommend this place.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great Birthday night out with close foodie friends!!!! Amazing service and the food quality and presentation was excellent, highly recommended!
  8. A

    Andi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! The food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the hot stone steak, what a fun experience. They also have so many gluten free options as well! The staff were attentive and knowledgable. There were so many delicious options to choose from. We will definitely be back soon to try even more!
  9. DM

    DeborahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for cool decor, delicious food and great service. I'll be back.
  10. LA

    LoveAmishCountry

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Peter was amazing. He was very quick to suggest drink options & food options; especially since one person in the party has an onion allergy. The grilled filet on the hot stone is excellent. As was the pollo con mole. Botox is known for their craft cocktails and the various drinks we tried did not disappoint. Definitely recommend and definitely will go back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing everything and the help awesome
  12. K

    Krishna

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ambiance was nice. The food, service, and drinks were great!
  13. KF

    KimF

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for fresh authentic Mexican food this is the place to go. We had family in from out of town and this was the first place we thought about. The food is outstanding and the service is spot on. Get this place on your radar.
  14. AT

    AmberT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently moved into Clifton and Bitol was on my list of restaurants to try. I have been there three times already and continue to frequent Bitol for their delicious cocktails and food. The drinks and food have been consistently delicious. I can’t wait to return and try more items!
  15. NP

    NicoleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bitol was amazing! It was my sisters birthday and they made it very special. Will definitely go again!
  16. LW

    LauraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience, beautifully decorated and the food was top notch. Wish we would have found this gem sooner. Wait staff was extremely helpful and we will definitely be back
  17. EG

    ElizabethG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bitol and are so happy that they’re back open. The food and drinks are always amazing and the service is terrific. So glad to have this spot in our neighborhood!!
  18. SA

    SARAH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service were all amazing! We had a great time!
  19. CM

    CMCM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food was delicious. staff was great. a little loud, but over all very good
  20. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is like the 3rd time this year me and my boyfriend have been to this spot this year. Is never a disappointment the drinks are delicious, the food is always amazing and the dessert are to die for. The staff are super friendly since we been there a couple of times they recognize us and welcome us back with a warm welcome.
  21. BG

    BryanG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem inside a shopping plaza Bitol offers a wide array of tequilas, mezcal’s and Mexican cuisines that will satisfy the happiest of foodies. It creates an ambience of day of the dead with a modern twist brings you traditional Mexican offerings like tacos and churros and turns them upscale with bold flavors and unique pairings. A must go in the north jersey area!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. I don’t love the location (in a shopping center), but once you are seated it was fine. It’s very pretty inside, Mexican ambience and great lighting. Food was a little more pricey than most Mexican, but ingredients were very fresh and interesting. The owner came over to meet us and the waiter treated us to after dinner drinks. Will definitely go back for both eat in and take out.
  23. t

    tanya716

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and vibe… highly recommended… will go back
  24. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very loud, drinks tasted like watered down tequila even though they look nice. Food was pretty good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Being a small restaurant & just simply going off there based of reviews… it turned out pretty amazing!!!! Will be back for sure
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and attentive. Everything we ordered tasted amazing and I am going to say the tacos al pastor are a must have when you come to Bitol! the tortillas for the tacos were so fresh and the flavors were outstanding! The drinks were good too! I am definitely coming again! Thank you Bitol for a great dining experience!
  27. FM

    FrankM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just a very good experience. Everything we ordered was fantastic (try the queso flameado)- and the service friendly and full of good suggestions. Our second visit- even better than our first.
  28. TP

    TPBott

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was terrific, drinks interesting, service attentive. Excellent overall.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place … feels like you are on vaca at a cool taco spot except you are in NJ LOL.
  30. MD

    MD82

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    A bit gimmicky and overpriced. Service was fantastic but food quality was poor. For the quality and quantity, it is overpriced. Main draw are the drinks with very unique presentation. The drinks glasses and presentation is good. Quality of drinks is above average. Overall, a good place to go once and experience the drinks. Have a few apps and don’t bother with full meal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside and with the plants and palms, felt like we were on an island. Loved the presentation of the smokey old fashion
  32. B

    Bmarese

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food and service. Great drinks.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality is amazing and the staff are fantastic!
  34. SF

    ShawikaF

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful establishment. Great food,Drinks, staff. Took my Mr. Here today and had an amazing experience. Very attentive staff. The sip and cigar experience was everything and food was a plus. We will be returning soon.
  35. CM

    CathyM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I love the ambiance there! I also love their margaritas, the smokey pineapple is my fav. I have mostly gone for drinks and small plates and the small plates are all savory. Highly recommend for any type of date night.
  36. N

    Nicv33

    Atlantic City

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The portions are definitely small considering what you might get elsewhere. However at the end of the night everything was more than satisfying. The drinks are pricey but so delicious. The place is adorable and fun. The service was good but a little strange, there didn’t seem to be one particular server. Everybody helped out but the place is small enough that it’s easy to get their attention. I really liked it and I would definitely go back. Don’t let the strip mall deter you.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff was great. Knowledgeable about Gluten Free which I really appreciated.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The food was so expensive and the flavor of the ceviche was disgusting ..they must of use fake lemon juice .. it was less than 5 ounces of cut up fish.. The chicken fingers were over cooked & we told them they just bagels it .. The service is great and the place is beautiful
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    No AC! Hot!
  40. K

    Katrina

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a restaurant located in a shopping plaza, I am quite impressed! Decor, ambience, food and drinks were all spectacular! Kudos to the staff for not kicking my girlfriend’s and I after we were done with dessert! Mini reunion and amazing food to celebrate with!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bitol Mexican Kitchen & Handcrafted Cantina Home offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 246-3558.

Bitol Mexican Kitchen & Handcrafted Cantina Home is rated 4.7 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Bitol Mexican Kitchen & Handcrafted Cantina Home

1061 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2120

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Clifton

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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