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Cielito Lindo Restaurant

600 S Dixie Hwy W, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-8220
(954) 782-1600
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Ranked #75 of 298 restaurants in Pompano Beach
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Feb 20, 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I've been eating at each Cielito Lindo location for years and have loved it each time. I went to the Pompano location yhis week and from the service to the food it was great. I have lived in Florida for years, and Cielito Lindo has the Best salsa compared to anywhere I have eaten. The seafood burrito my friend had... More

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I guess that you can describe the restaurant as a bit tired in appearance, poorly decorated in a Mexican or Latin theme, and the usual large menu. The chips are warm and crispy, but the salsa is just so-so ... a little watery. Food is average in quality, and sufficient in quantity. The margarita had adequate tequila, as opposed to... More

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Hollywood, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The food is very good and the atmosphere conducive to conversation. The service can be a bit slow but if you aren't in a hurry, it's a great spot!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

After living in Texas for many years I am spoiled when it comes to Mexican of Tex-Mex food. Frankly, since moving to South Florida, my expectations are pretty low whenever I try a new Mexican restaurant. But even with these low expectations, Cielito Lindo was disappointing. Both the wait staff and the food quality were below par. First, the chips... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We search Trip Advisor for restaurants when on vacation. In general we have about 80% success rate with recommendations by other Trip Advisor contributors. We tend to be foodies and like our food fresh and local. I read reviews on Cielito Lindo and anticipated a great local find. Our chips and salsa were average. Our margarita was below average. I... More

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Branford, CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My wife and I are always looking foor good Mexican food when we travel and we were not disappointed. The portions were good sized, and the drinks (pitcher of Margarita) were tasty as well. The place is small, but not cramped. The warm chips with 2 different types of salsa are great. We did have a little bit of a... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I've been eating here for years and the food has remained delicious and the prices kept very reasonable. I got a friend of mine hooked on here. I've tried numerous menu options and loved them all. I love good salsa, and here has the best out of any Mexican Spanish restaurant I've been to in the United States. The staff... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a regular stop for us. Usually about once a week we stop by for lunch of dinner. Probably about 20 tables, which can fill up at times. We like to go for lunch or early dinners, to catch the lunch and early bird specials. The first thing that greets your table is a basket of chips and both... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My husband and I have been going to Cielito Lindo for more than 20 years. It had been a while since the last time we'd been (they closed the location closest to our home several years ago), but we decided to go tonight. We were not disappointed. The food is still fresh and delicious. They make the best black bean... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I went here because of the reviews so thank you everyone! We were greeted as soon as we walked in with a big smile and seated. We had made a reservation and they were waiting for us. Our waitress was excellent and she and the hostess came by more than once to ask us how everything was. We got "blue... More

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