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“Food is a 1, service is a 3” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clancy's Cantina

Clancy's Cantina
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Food is a 1, service is a 3”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is definitely tourist food, it is on the main 'drag' in New Smyrna Beach, so great location. Decent service. But the food was terrible. The decor was cheesy 'Mexican'. Booths , high tables and regular tables. Tv's on the wall, but you can't hear them.
From the free salsa, which tasted like a jar variety, to the disgusting entrees, I won't go back. We had 4 in our party. We ordered fajitas, chicken & cheese quesadillas, chicken and black bean burrito, and a beef burrito. For dessert we ordered so papilla sand fried ice cream.
Fajitas were mostly onions and peppers with a few skinny strips of dried chicken. Quesadillas with shredded chicken were decent. Black bean and chicken burrito was disgusting with square chunks of chewy chicken, no visible black beans, but plenty of black sauce mess, topped by a layer of melted cheese to hide it all. Yuck. The beef burrito was ground meat smothered in a red enchilada sauce, again from a can, hidden by cheese.

The service was attentive and available. Dessert was good.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank moc4
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English first
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very Good Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Clancy's is very good if your looking for a casual place with great food. The service is always good and attentive. There is rarely ever a wait. I recommend the Quesadilla and Fajitas.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Jeff K
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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“An Irish Cantina”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great location off of Flagler Ave. A wide selection of mexican dishes. Decor is a mixture of Irish and Mexican. Good drink selection. Good service.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Rick F
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Management not willing to please”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

8:45 pm 5/22/2014 My husband and I happened to visit Clancy's for the first time on a Thursday eventing and it was ladies night. The hostess advised us that they let staff go because it was slow so the wait would be 15 min for a table. We opted to wait at the bar and found out it was ladies night. We were delighted at the half price drinks and waited for our table. The drinks and complimentary salsa were great
now the bottom feel out. we moved to a table and ordered another ladies wine drink and dinner. the bill was full price for my wine and full price for dinner. Neither the bartender or waitress told us we needed to stay at the bar for the 1/2 price wine and food. When I requested a manager, he held firm on the fact that we had to be at the bar even though it was not mentioned to us. We said that we did not know the "rules" and were being penalized for this because we chose to sit at a table instead of staying at the bar. He agreed and said that was true. Since he was not willing to adjust our tab I asked the waitress to make it right. She returned with a reduced bill but was rude with the delivery. I am a New Smyrna Beach resident with a very bad customer service experience and would not revisit the restaurant purely on the fact the manager and customer service were not client oriented in the least.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Carol B
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Denver, Colorado
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173 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Margaritas, chips and salsa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We stop here for an afternoon break. Enjoyed happy hour margaritas for $4 and delicious chips and salsa (complimentary). The decor is delightful. We look forward to returning for a meal.

Visited May 2014
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Thank DaydreaminginDenver
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