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Cielito Lindo

1106 Avenida Magdalena, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787.723.5597
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Ranked #221 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
ft.lauderdale
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

From the moment we stepped in the door we felt not welcome. The service was beyond horrible. Food was average at best. My partner and I went for dinner. We sat down at table and the entire staff from waiter to busboys, bartender, hostess, owner or manager (I'm guessing doing paperwork at hostess station) all of them gave us glaring... More

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ft lauderdale florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Not much to say About the food it was average..service on the other hand was poor and almoat nonexistent my partner and I felt like we were being an inconvenience to them by actually being there. No follow up by server and the only time they were quick to come back to the table and actually speak was after I... More

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Verona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food was very good, relatively inexpensive and the beer served cold in frosted mugs. Everyone was so nice, it's easy to see why a lot of locals eat here.

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New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We came in as a big group and the staff did a great job accommodating and serving us quickly. The margaritas are pricey but absolutely delicious. Can't say the same about the food unfortunately that was just average, even the guacamole that tasted like it came from a package.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you appreciate good food and service, don't come to this place. Usually the place is empty (I wonder why) but on cinco de mayo it was full. You would think that the host and servers would be happy and appreciate the clientele. Think again. The rudeness of the host was at its peak. Evidently they are lost when they... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was very disappointed. Looks like a nice place with beautiful murals and staff wear traditional uniforms. However, we were greeted poorly, we had to seat ourselves. We weren't asked if we wanted something to drink and then we're brought the wrong drinks from someone else's table. Even then, we were not offered anything to drink. Once we ordered which... More

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Rockport, Maine
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Party of four on 3/30/14 for dinner. We arrived at 6:30 and were the only customers. This caused us to worry a little, even though the restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge. We needn't have worried. The food was very good. Located in the middle on the Condado section of the city.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We ate there in march 2014. We live in LA and have access to many wonderful Mexican restaurants. (I would add that my wife is Mexican and her mom's cooking is great). This restaurant was a huge disappointment.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had high hopes for this place as my cousin who was getting married had chosen it for her welcome dinner. She had to cancel because the event coordinator refused to come down in price. I can understand now why they were trying to overcharge her - they needed to make up for the money they couldn't make from regulars... More

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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Should have known if we could walk in and be seated right away on a Saturday night something was wrong. Looked like your typical Mexican restaurant with the typical food. The staff was order takers, not servers. Acted like we were a bother to them. Ordered a quesadilla, got tacos. Already forgot what my wife ordered, but again nothing special.... More

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