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Cielito Lindo

1106 Avenida Magdalena, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787.723.5597
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Ranked #210 of 580 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Cielito Lindo is on the San Juan Marriott's recommended restaurants list and is only a few minutes away walking so we figured we would check it out. We were not disappointed!! Everything was perfect, from the wonderful service (our waitress was ever so patient and even brought samples of the various salsas for us to try so that we would... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

air conditioning so strong I had to move tables. Staff very attentive and food excellent when it finally arrived, except I had to send it back to be microwaved because it was only warm not hot. But staff very attentive, and service good. Slightly pricier than other restaurants but definitely a classier atmosphere and less rowdy than neighbouring restaurants.

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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Reviewer
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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