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Reviewed 6 May 2021

Sat outside over looking the mountains. The views were breathtaking. Our waiter was very friendly. Food was great. The shrimp & fish tacos were delicious.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

We have a cabin at Lake Arrowhead. We are regulars at Hortencia's Mexican Restaurant. Dinner, Brunch and Happy Hour are all wonderful. The owner is great and she has a well trained wait staff. The food is always fresh and seasoned beautifully. We love Mexican...food especially with their margaritas, chips, and salsa. On a clear day, you can see the whole valley below. It is the best view on the mountain.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

I live in the mountains and go here quite a bit. The owner is a very nice man and so is the family. The food is great!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2019

If you are driving up to the mountains for the day, this is a perfect spot to eat. This restaurant sits on a cliff overlooking the city of San Bernardino. On a clear day you can see for miles to the city below. The food...is good and the staff is friendly. As Mexican restaurants go, you could consider it upper scale and the prices are reasonable. They run between $12 - $20 a dish, depending on what you order.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

The views from this restaurant are amazing if it's a clear day. We usually take visitors here to see these great views.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

Couldn’t wait to go inside this restaurant. The view is amazing!!!! The food, it was okay. But! The view compensates for the so so Mexican cuisine.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

We are visiting the area for the next few months. Hortencia's is located on " top of the Rim world" Highway. Fabulous views inside and outside patio. Chips and salsa were delicious, salsa had a little kick. I ordered a chili rellanos, shredded beef taco...and cheese enchilada with a wonderful sauce. Best chili rellano I have had since the early 80's. Hubby ordered carne asada, found it to be tasty and tender. He is usually very critical of his carne asada. Come enjoy good service and mouthwatering foodMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

I'm so disappointed with this place. I've heard of so many good things about this place so I was very excited to try it out. I ordered the lobster taco and was not impressed at all! Instead if real lobster, they put chunks of imitation...crab in the taco. The imitation crab was over cooked, therefore, it was mushy. It was terrible!! I will not go back again. I felt like I was duped! Not cool!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 23 May 2019

This was a fair drive from where we were staying in San Bernardino but it was worth it . The views across the area were amazing. The restaurant staff were very welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent , huge portions though , almost each...meal was enough for two. We had fajitas and burritos.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

I love the side dishes they gave us was delicious. Well if you wanna eat real Mexican food you have to go to Mexico. Mexican food in the USA a lot of cheese. I am not a cheese lover.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We live in the area and this is our all time favorite Mexican testaurant for all the reasons possible. Only downside honestly I am afraid th o sau is parking on a busy night especially weekends. I continue to be amazed that the CHP allows...parking right off the side of Highway 18.. go figure?More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

The portions are large, the food is very tasty, and on a clear day, the view from the porch is wonderful. Additionally, the prices are reasonable for the food type and the amount of food you receive.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

The food,the service, the atmosphere were amazing. Try to get a table at the window. The views are amazing, wait for the sunset. It is indeed worth its name Cliffhanger.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Came in to pick up some dessert for the family decided to pick up three flan and a few cokes to go paid over $40 I guess if you want to sit down and enjoy the view this is the place to go if you...are on a budget don't even think about it.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The margaritas are the best! I always get the taco salad, everything else is decently priced and the view is hard to beat. If you're lucky you'll see slackliners out on the boulders too.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Hortencia's at the Cliffhanger is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5