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Bitol Mexican Kitchen & Handcrafted Cantina Home, Clifton, NJ

Bitol Mexican Kitchen & Handcrafted Cantina Home

4.3
4.3
266 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

8:00 PM


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 266 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. N

    Nicv33

    Atlantic City

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    No AC! Hot!
  7. K

    Katrina

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!
  8. KR

    KateR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe & great service!
  9. R

    Raquelp

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Not what I expected. Drinks were not as seen in pictures. The service was very poor. Our server was not very familiar with the restaurant menu.
  10. M

    Momet

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    the seating hostess was very rude and short. the waiter was looking at us as if we were from outer space and was not very knowledgeable on the menu. However the Food is not very tasty, literally ordered took a bite of what we got which were chicken and steak tacos and a soda, water total came to $50 and it was the fastest I have ever wasted money. went to another restaurant right after just to eat dinner. the decor is beautiful and the drinks look great! I will never go back or recommended this restaurant
  11. LG

    LoriG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Disappointed…have frequented this restaurant since they opened. Always delicious with excellent service. Well last night was a disaster. We sat down at 7:55 and didn’t receive any food til 8:45!!! Not even chips on the table. The most insulting part was when waiter said it took that long because that’s the time needed for the cheese to melt on the appetizer. Are you kidding me?!?! 50 minutes to melt cheese. I would have accepted the order was lost, there was a mix up in kitchen or that they’re short staffed. But do not insult my intelligence with such a dumb excuse. Unfortunately, it’s now off my list which is sad because my family, friends and I loved this place. Again, disappointing.
  12. M

    Mary

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding authentic Mexican cuisine. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. Service was wonderful, too!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night! It was amazing great food, service and ambiance.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely amazing from the food to the service!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were very good. Definitely will be back!
  16. LT

    LaurenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly everything was delicious. We had a great experience. Good guacamole and salsa 👌🏻 The flautitas were amazing! And the filet on the cooking stone was perfect.
  17. F

    Foodie218

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Food takes way too long to get to your table. I had the birria tacos and they were extremely over fried. Hard to bite into
  18. SA

    StephanieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful for a girls night or a date! Would suggest going!
  19. n

    njerseygirl

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The chef at Bitol has created an excellent menu. This is the fourth time we have eaten there, and it just gets better. My husband had the chicken mole and I had a seafood combo, and both were excellent!
  20. GS

    GeoffreyS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Authentic Mexican with a wide variety of choices and a full bar.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved the decor here, such a good and funky vibe! Nice bar area and just great dining space. For an appetizer we had the guacamole topped with grilled pineapple and adobe chicken which was outstanding. The tortilla chips were a little greasy but good. For dinner, I had the seafood plate with blackened sea bass, shrimp, and seared ahi tuna over cilantro rice. Overall the portions are a little on the small side for the cost (my dinner was $29). Although all entrees come with a small side plate of beans and rice. My boyfriend had the half baby chicken and loved it as well. He got the Bitol fries on the side which he said were just ok. Drinks are great but pricey ($17 for my margarita). We will def be back!!!
  22. EF

    EricaF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome drinks, and impeccable service!
  23. l

    lovetoeatout

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and cocktails! Friendly servers and great ambiance
  24. C

    Celo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service is poor. Bartender very short staffed. Food was ok. Not worth going to.
  25. L

    Lukalover

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Cocktails fancy looking and tasted good but a bit overboard with the light bulb glass. We will definitely be back and have recommended a few couples already.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was clearly understaffed. Our drinks came after we finished eating out dinner. The staff wasn’t attentive at all. The food was mediocre. Small portions and nothing special. Not worth the price at all.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the scenery
  28. C

    Colito

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my birthday and it was delightful. The food was amazing! I think we may have tried almost everything on the menu and it was all delicious. The drinks were so cool, mine was on fire and my friend had the one served in a lightbulb. We had a wonderful experience the waitress was super attentive even though it was clearly packed and she was busy. We will absolutely be back! Love the food, the ambiance, the service… everything was perfect!!
  29. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The focus is more about the food being instagramable then it tasting good. The drinks are ok and so is the food. I got hyped for this restaurant from a TikTok video I saw it in and the fact they only do reservations but it did not meet my expectations. Would not go again.
  30. KU

    KarinaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tacos and drinks were amazing. Also loved the churros for dessert.
  31. DM

    DaveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bitol was absolutely mind blowing. Exceptional in every way. From drinks to food to service. It was an absolute amazing experience and we can’t wait to go back!!
  32. E

    Eddie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    I was very excited to come to Bitol Cantina after seeing videos of the restaurant. However, the value and portion of the entrees are very small. I was very disappointed.
  33. m

    mkultramega

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and beautiful to look at. Cocktails were also delicious and well-presented. Great service and overall a great experience!
  34. LR

    LillianR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and tasty food with good presentation.
  35. S

    Steven

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, best steak I had in a long time
  36. S

    Shannon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding and the food was delicious! The drinks were well made and everything on the menu made it so hard to choose. 10/10, will be visiting again :) It was very busy, so a reservation is a must if you want a guaranteed table.
  37. l

    liza

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance, cocktails were delish! Food was good for value!
  38. a

    alina

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great drinks and atmosphere. Very good service. Most of the dishes were good, but not all.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    I saw this place on tiktok and it looked super cool, so I wanted to try it. The drinks were just alright, nothing spectacular. We enjoyed the signature guacamole and flautitas but that was about it. For entrees we ordered carne asada tacos and the pollo con mole. The tacos were alright, but the chicken made me sick. I would probably give 0 stars if I could.

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 4.3 stars by 266 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


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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