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Cielito Lindo Restaurant

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1612 Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733-3410
626-442-1254
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Deliciouso!

What to choose? Stopped by this wonderful restaurant as it was recommended by a local colleague. Fresh made tortillas, rice, refried beans, and multiple choices of meat...chicken, beef, pork each in a savory sauce cooked beautifully. The meat was tender and seasoned with love. Came by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What to choose? Stopped by this wonderful restaurant as it was recommended by a local colleague. Fresh made tortillas, rice, refried beans, and multiple choices of meat...chicken, beef, pork each in a savory sauce cooked beautifully. The meat was tender and seasoned with love. Came by during lunch but will likely return again to experience the entertainment offered in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We came to dinner here on a Sunday not knowing that they have a Mariachi Band playing. They start at 5:00pm while we enjoyed our dinner. Food was very good and the Flan was Excellent. This is a nice place for a family celebration or just to have a nice family dinner. The staff was very hopeful and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I went to the Friday Happy Hour with couple of friends. They had half priced drinks and appetizers from 4-8 P.M. I got there early at about 4:30 P.M. and there was a small crowd of about 15 people. They had a small table of free homemade chips, two different picante, cucumbers and carrots with ranch dressing, delicious beans and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My family and friends have only been here to eat their buffet lunch on week days. WE have always enjoyed their good food and a nice variety at their buffet. SERVICE: They are Always very polite and friendly and give very good service. FOOD: A good variety of very tasty foods in their buffet and on their menu. PARKING: Plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If your looking to be entertained by the best Mariachi Band in the world today stop in Cielito Lindo in El Monte. they have all the typical Mexican Restaurant dishes. Carne Asada, Enchiladas, etc.. but the most pleasing thing for me was to be able to walk in and enjoy the best Mariachi Band in all of North America and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Just walked in at lunch time. A beautiful buffet with a wide variety of Mexican food. Delicious. Very helpful staff and reasonable prices. It is a spacious room, and very comfortable and friendly. We'll come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2008

Quite pricey with live Mariachi band play in dinner time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1612 Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733-3410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South El Monte
  • Phone Number: 626-442-1254

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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