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Cielito Lindo Restaurant

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7460 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5824
+1 408-842-7724
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Pacific Grove, California
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212 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

We had dinner here with friends. This is a clean, no-frills local place in Old Gilroy. The food was excellent, from the chips with 2 salsas to a delicious combination fajitas platter. My wife has excellent chili verde. Service was friendly and efficient. We'll be back here for sure.

Thank RickThePick
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Great local Mexican fare; chili verde and enchilada suizas are delicious. There are also plenty of other items on their menu to enjoy.

Thank garliccity
San Marcos, California
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1,035 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is a real Hole in the Wall type of place. No frills small but packed with locals. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely return when we are in the area again.

Thank csarchibald
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The Cielito Lindo Mexican restaurant was an average place to get a bit to eat right before heading to the San Fransisco Bay Area to vacation for a bit. The seating was a bit cramped but it still worked out alright. The food was fairly average given the fact it was just a standard burrito and sides but in comparison... More 

Thank BerdieSandy
Mi Wuk Village, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Excellent salsa verde and pico de gallo. Enchiladas are really good. Chile relleno es muy sabor! Best Mexican food around Gilroy.

Thank mospovicj
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I found this lil gem a few months ago, and have always enjoyed my chicken tostadas and/or chicken enchiladas. Family owned and a super sweet waitress, Anna who always took my order! They have a very nice lunch special Monday -Friday. Enjoy!

Thank Bethany S
Brea, California
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2015

A busy restaurant is a good restaurant. This is often a busy place. That is good. The food is great, but they are short staffed for the rush hours. Still, its worth the wait for good Mexican food, and Gilroy has a lot to choose from. Go here. Forget the chains. If you are there for lunch be sure to... More 

Thank Ray S
Gilroy, California
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170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went here for lunch. Food is good and lots of flavor. Two types of salsas given with chips, both very good. Service was quick and good atmosphere.

Thank Chip144
Virginia Beach, VA
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260 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Visited on a weeknight. Kind of wished we had had time to sit and eat--the other diners looked like they were having a grand time. A smallish place in old downtown Gilroy. We were greeted promptly and with a smile when we came in to pick up our takeout meal. What we liked: 1. Prompt, friendly service. 2. Large portions.... More 

Thank Ginny000
Stockton, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Raised in Southern California where Mexican food is authentic and fabulous, I am often disappointed in Mexican Restaurants in other parts of California, etc. Cielito Lindo is the "real deal"!! The Chile Rellenos were excellent. Have been searching for true quality in this dish since our "place" to get this closed, and have found it here!! Yes, the service is... More 

Thank clara33130

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7460 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5824
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-842-7724

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?