Bitol Mexican Kitchen & Handcrafted Cantina Home

4.5
87 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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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.

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
What 87 people are saying
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLongtimeOpenTablediner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality, authentic Mexican cuisine. Try the Smoky Pineapple margarita.

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MrsTVE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic.
The food absolutely delicious.
The cocktails were high quality.
We will be going back.
This is very high end Mexican food yet still extremely authentic.

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lissantana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has only been open for about 2 months. The place is really cute and easy to get to. You take the exit onto Bloomfield Ave toward Passaic and turn right, then you'll find it right in that parking lot. The owners were very nice and the service was fantastic. I ordered the Birria tacos and my mom got the Puerto de Mariscos which is a plate of seafood over rice. We also ordered guacamole and tres leches. Every was delicious. Keep in mind however that the portions are small, not sure if that's the case with all the dishes on the menu but everything we ordered was small. Overall I'm happy with the experience and I look forward to eating here again.

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vipDsg248
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice addition to the local dining scene that was sorely missing a really good Mexican place. Food was very good and mezcal/tequila cocktails were tasty. The vibe is very nice and cool and once inside you don’t feel like you’re in Styertown. Great service. One small comment: The shrimp tacos had a few too many roasted peppers and overpowered the shrimp. Will definitely go back!

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MichaelU
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation on the recommendation of a coworker. We were seated at a hi top near the bar where we watched the mixologist at work. He was very friendly and informative about his cocktails. The cocktails were outstanding and fun as well as the food. The service was friendly and quick. We will be recommending this restaurant to all.

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CrisiD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a GEM. The food is unique and flavorful, the menu is well structured and varied and the cocktails are INSANELY delicious and inventive. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Overall the experience was stellar and we can’t wait to go back

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DianaE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I went for the second time with a group of my friends last night and the food was embarrassing! The portions are like for children! I won’t be coming back. The place is very cute and the drinks are very interesting and pretty but other than that I wouldn’t come back or recommend. Maybe just to sit at the bar but even that, their bar is very small and limited space.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place

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KimF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. It’s F2T for Mexican. Nothing is processed. I have been there twice and it will be on our rotation. The owners are down to earth, you can tell they take pride in their menu. For anyone who thinks it’s expensive, you pay for quality and you’re getting that here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious but portions were on the smaller side so we ordered multiple portions. A bit pricey but worth it in my opinion. Colomitos cocunut cocktail is strong and refreshing, perfect on a hot summer evening.

The only downside was it took almost half an hour to seat us even though we had a reservation. Otherwise I would recommend this restaurant.

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KristyL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique, creative and delicious drinks. Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty, appetizers and tacos were small portions but very good. Margaritas were strong. The hostess and waitress were very friendly. They took our temperature and wore masks the whole time. It felt safe and clean!

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JimBo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice touch to receive a complimentary delicious dessert for my Birthday!

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mistermac2000
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Bitol. This time we brought a friend, another person that has travelled to Mexico. The food is delicious and well presented. They’re at full capacity, but the tables are separated by plexiglass dividers.

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SatisfiedCustomer
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with good food that includes traditional and non traditional Mexican dishes. They put lots of care into their cocktails. The staff was extremely polite. I am eager to go back so that I can try the table side guacamole and tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and service top notch!!! Authentic Mexican food and craft cocktails made with the finest ingredients. The owners are such a sweet and awesome couple who also work side by side with their staff. Teamwork has truly made the dream work here. Definitely a place not to be missed!!! Great job and best of luck in the future.

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was scammed by the nice pictures of the drinks & ambiance at this location. It was nothing of what I expected when I pulled into the parking lot, but I gave it a try anyway since we had a reservation for 4. The place was very small, not really social distancing, it took over 30 minutes to get our drinks alone, service was horrible our server never really came to check up on us &, the food took a long time to come & when it did it was cold & burnt. I do not recommend this place to anyone!

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Francescab
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food and service was good. However, the shots were over $15 a shot which was not stated on the menu.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New restaurant in my neighborhood that is woth a visit. Great service and food is amazing. Can't forget the drinks! Portions are a bit smaller than preferred so if ordering tacos order 2 servings, also since you can't mix and match. Glad this is near my home. Plan to frequent regularly.

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ALAN
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cleber & his staff are amazing! This is a true hidden gem!

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vipLyzzkatt
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, pretty good! The ambiance is great! It’s really nice to have a new option for Mexican in the area. We enjoyed everything except the beet salad, would go back and try more for sure.

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SuzanneO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Very pleased with everything. Loved my smoky pineapple margarita.

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mariaR
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed this cute little spot for Mexican food with a flair. The drinks are made by the owner who is a mixologist. Great taste and pretty presentation. Will definitely stop by again!

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debbie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

What a great neighborhood find. Food was creative and fresh, and drinks were outstanding in both presentation and taste. The smoky pineapple margarita is a must!

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Try the tacos de paz and the guava margaritas!

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mariaR
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local spot.

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vipLongtimeOpenTablediner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The quality of the food was great. You could tell the ingredients were fresh and it was just made, not pre-made and sitting around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just night out with the family. Third time to Bitol. This time was the best time so far. Overall with food and service. Keep it up!

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vipDavidR
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time diner and overall the experience was good. There were some really well executed dishes and some that for us could have been better simply because they lacked seasoning.

Ceviche apps with very light coconut in the juice they use is amazing. I tried the grilled cactus app also and it was big enough to share and also delicious.

Tacos for dinner (I had steak and wife had shrimp) were presented well and fresh but under seasoned.

I would try again but different entrees. Staff was attentive and pleasant.

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RobynH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was our second time at Bitol and we will continue to return! The food is not typical Mexican fare (thank goodness!) super fresh, and delicious. They have a killer craft cocktail menu. It’s a welcome new addition to our area!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great but the food was outstanding. Not only did it come out fast but is was piping hot. Unreal experience for a month old restaurant. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service is always great! Have been there twice in 4 days, it's just that good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good and not your typical Mexican but drinks are very pricey as was the overall meal...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The presentation of the food and drinks was top tier. Drinks could be bigger and a little stronger but a great date night spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Chips with the guacamole were very stale, the guac and enchiladas were very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place! My family and I really had a good time there and the food was DELICIOUS!!!

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Pris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food! Drinks were exciting and tasty.

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AndrewW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Considering that the portions were small, the food taste was only ok. Also, the wait time to receive food was a little prolonged. The drinks were very good!

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 4.5 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.