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Cielito Lindo

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1106 Avenida Magdalena, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787.723.5597
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Surprisingly Great Mexican Food in PR

While staying at the La Concha hotel, the staff recommended we try Cielito Lindo which was right around the corner and within walking distance of the hotel. The establishment was clean, inviting and we were seated right away. They have a huge menu with lots of different dishes to try. We started... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
bobpioneer
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Detroit, MI
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Detroit, MI
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While staying at the La Concha hotel, the staff recommended we try Cielito Lindo which was right around the corner and within walking distance of the hotel. The establishment was clean, inviting and we were seated right away. They have a huge menu with lots of different dishes to try. We started with a queso fundido (delicious), guacamole and their... More 

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Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped here for late lunch after the movies. The food was great, the service was friendly, but unfortunately felt rushed through the entire time. A shame cause I'm the kind that keeps ordering if given the time. But overall this is a good place to eat. I would be back.

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Toledo, OH
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I ate late lunch there one rainy afternoon after researching the nearby Mexican places. We made the short walk and were pleasantly greeted and seated. The menu is extensive, with most things you would expect. I am a fan of moles and was thrilled to see that Cielito Lindo had one. It was delicious and my wife... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I ate dinner at this delightful mexican restaurant one night during our San Juan, PR vacation over Christmas 2014. The food is authentic mexican and is very good. We will definitely return.

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Orlando
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Cute place across from the hotel highly recommended by hotel staff. Clean upbeat place with pleasant staff and positive attitudes. But, the food, was unbeatable. Had the carnitas burrito..to die for..best I have ever had. The enchilada verdes are great! Attentive staff, good prices...you need to go there!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is my second time here and the food is the best! Authentic Mexican food with great taste. The server very attentive with us! The food was great, nice portions and the drinks where so good! This place is one of the beat to go eat and have a nice Mexican food experience. I recommend this place to my friends... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We loved this restaurant conveniently located in Condado. The food was the best Mexican we have had and the furnishings were comfortable and authentic. We recommended it to our daughter and her family who tried it a week after our visit. They loved it too.

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Dallas, TX
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Food was not that good (chips tasted old) and the service was very much lacking! Although close to the hotel we stayed in - we would never return. Stay away!!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great margaritas, good homemade salsa and chips, really cold Coronas, and the carnitas are superb. Family style and reasonable prices considering they are located in the Condado area, the heart of upscale tourist area.

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Mansfield, MA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's not my type of mexican food. The salsa is that more smoky type. I like a more fresh tomato taste. I had the shrimp in some heavy sauce. It too was just o.k. The guacamole was a bit brown and not too flavorful. Everything was just average. I'd try some other places in the area. Some co-workers were going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1106 Avenida Magdalena, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787.723.5597

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?