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El Cielo

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3645 West 10th Street, Greeley, CO
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Flavors remind me of living in New Mexico.

El Cielo features a large, but fairly typical menu for a Mexican restaurant. Servers bring lots of fresh chips to accompany their bean dip and salsa bar, which is necessary, because it often takes a while to get your entrees. I particularly enjoy the chile rellenos, which are always crispy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Eron M
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Greeley, Colorado
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Greeley, Colorado
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

El Cielo features a large, but fairly typical menu for a Mexican restaurant. Servers bring lots of fresh chips to accompany their bean dip and salsa bar, which is necessary, because it often takes a while to get your entrees. I particularly enjoy the chile rellenos, which are always crispy and pair well with the verde sauce. In general, I... More 

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Thank Eron M
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Definitely not what I would call A+ mexican. The meat seemed like it was made with taco seasoning mix you buy in the store, and the burritos were just kind of smothered with cheese. Also, the re-fried beans were weirdly liquidy. It was definitely edible, but I would imagine you could find better mexican around. I'm not from Greeley, so... More 

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Thank Richard M
Greeley, Colorado
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

They have moved across the street from the original location. The new location is a bit larger and the Service is still spotty at times. But the food flavor, quality and portions are still worth recommending for a nice family meal.

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Thank Dave B
Colorado
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I've reviewed this place once before - it has been a go-to place, but consistently slow service has forced me to re-review. I'm not sure why, but wait times have gotten stupid bad here...35 minutes for sopapillas. We spent 2 hours for 4 tacos and sopapillas! Manager on duty not present to make amends (he did visit a few tables)... More 

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Thank Foodie47Colorado
Greeley, Colorado
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place to g.o if you are seeking great Mexican food in a casual and unpretentious atmosphere. I asked for different sides for my combination plate and they gladly granted my request. Prices are moderate.

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Thank Ron S
Miguel14Q, General Manager at El Cielo, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We really appreciate that! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Service was horrible. Food was visually unappealing and the quality was extremely unsatisfactory. Our food was burnt. And the proportions were minuscule.

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Thank klinger_dj
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

El Cielo was recommended by a friend who eats there several times a week. It's healthy, family owned, the portions are generous. Great fresh mexican food! Service is excellent!

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Thank Lauren K
Colorado
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

El Cielo doesn't jump out to get your attention...it's located 50 yards back from the road. At the end of a strip mall (which it shares with a Mexican Mercado) it would be easy to dismiss the place. Don't do that... El Cielo offers flavor, flavor, flavor, as well as an enticing mix of standards and new variations on Mexican... More 

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Miguel14Q, General Manager at El Cielo, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you liked our atmosphere and appreciate your business! More 

denver
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just moved to new location.. Inadequately prepared, poorly managed and will not be returning which is unfortunate as this had been one of our favorite restraurants in Greeley. Waited 50+ minutes for our food after being asked to wait 20 minutes to place our order. Food was poor at best - steak fajita burrito was full of rice and 4... More 

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Thank nymomsmp
Miguel14Q, General Manager at El Cielo, responded to this review

Hi there, I am deeply saddened to read this review noting that you have once gave us a positive review. The restaurant certainly hit a couple hiccups with the transition. I, Miguel (the son of the owner) am now in charge of the store. I ask you give us the opportunity to make it up to you, and I personally... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I don't handle spicy food well, but my husband loves spicy...the hotter, the better! El Cielo has a great mix of both! When we went in, I ordered the shredded beef chimi and it was perfect! It's a pretty small place, but the prices are good as is the food! Go try it today!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3645 West 10th Street, Greeley, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greeley

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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