Clancy’s Cantina

Located in the heart of the Flagler Avenue area of New Smyrna Beach, Clancy’s Cantina provides an extensive menu full of beach inspired Tex-Mex entrees with a sassy and upbeat atmosphere.

It is a long-running local favorite eatery that has been operating in the area for three decades. The Cantina blends coastal flavors with rich southern Texas tastes for unique and inspiring dishes.

History

Clancy’s Cantina doors first opened in 1983. The restaurant became a local favorite very quickly and had to move to a larger space after just one year of being open. In 2010 Clancy’s Cantina moved to its current location at 310 Flagler Avenue and is operated by the original owner’s children.

Many now consider Clancy’s Cantina an anchor in the beachside tourist district of New Smyrna Beach. Although Clancy’s Cantina became a favorite destination in the 80s, the history behind the flavorful food there dates back to the 1920s.

Founder Bill Clancy’s mother began cooking Tex-Mex style dishes to help pay the bills in the 1920s. Later a restaurant called Mexico Chiquito was opened in Little Rock, Arkansas by the family in 1935, and it has stayed open to this day! So, it’s more than just authentic food behind Clancy’s name, but also a rich tradition.

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Atmosphere

Walking by Clancy’s Cantina you’ll immediately be intrigued by the bright colors and fun setting the restaurant offers. The cantina has bright street front seating, a covered outdoor patio, and a vibrant ambiance throughout.

Clancy’s Cantina is a funky spot for lunch, dinner, or even just drinks. It’s a fun spot for families, a casual date, or bigger parties as well. There’s also an option to call in food for take-out if you want to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of your New Smyrna Beach rental.

Occasionally there will also be some live music entertainment to make your night out even more special and exciting. Clancy’s Cantina is located centrally in New Smyrna Beach making it the perfect place to stop after a day at the beach or an afternoon of shopping along Flagler Avenue and the surrounding area.

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Food

The blend of Texas comfort food and Mexican spices makes for a truly unique combination of flavors to choose from when you dine at Clancy’s Cantina. With a huge menu and tons of options, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone to enjoy.

Start with Mexican tuna or shrimp ceviche, or some top-shelf nachos to share, or step it up a notch with shrimp stuffed jalapenos.

Afterwards, move onto the main course with your choice of quesadillas, wraps, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, burritos and enchiladas. Favorites on the menu include the pineapple quesadilla, the poke tuna tacos, and enchiladas verdes.

But the wide selection doesn’t stop there. Fajitas are another popular menu option offered at Clancy’s Cantina. Chipotle honey ribs, fresh seafood, and cantina fajitas round out the delicious options.

There are also some rich and satisfying dessert options including key lime pie, flan, and fried cheesecake.

Drinks

Clancy’s Cantina prides itself on mixing more than a dozen different types of margaritas and keeps more than 50 kinds of tequila stocked at all times. Choose from original favors of margaritas or special flavors like mojito or the Georgiarita with a twist of peach.

Clancy’s Cantina also offers a wide variety of domestic, imported and craft beers. The mix of tacos, comforting Tex-Mex dishes and affordable drinks makes this one of the most popular New Smyrna Beach town restaurants.

Located at 310 Flagler Avenue, Clancy’s is open Monday through Thursday and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

To learn more about Clancy’s Cantina, other nearby dining destinations or New Smyrna Beach condos for rent, feel free to give our staff a call any time at (386) 478-7863.