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Cielito Lindo Restaurant

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600 S Dixie Hwy W, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-8220
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding! Small local restaurant! Good food, great service! Pitchers of Margaritas, fast order to plate service.

Thank hank b
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ordered the California Chimi. Very good...and BIG! Made a nice leftover lunch. The staff was friendly and quick.

Thank Andrew D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there twice while on vacation. The food and the service was excellent. The Crab Nachos and the Margaritas are a must try!!

Thank Greg B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered crab nachos ten minutes later she comes to take out order and she never did our appetizers. Nachos were ok. Pork chunks were all fat so I can't say how they tasted. Waitress didn't seem like she cared at all!

Thank Robyn L
Hector C, Manager at Cielito Lindo Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola Robyn! Training is an on-going process and it is unfortunate that you did not experience the typical food quality and customer service that we provide every day. Please do not hesitate to ask for the manager on duty if you feel unsatisfied during your visit so we can resolve issues immediately. We strive to have every customer leave with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything homemade, fresh fish, authentic Cuban/ Spanish dishes. The pounded, fried steak with lime juice, plantains, beans/ rice is awesome!

Thank Deborah H
Fort Lauderdale Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

It is a small old place but the food is great and the staff is nice. Everything they have is good. I have never left disappointed.

Thank Horserescuer
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Each time we visit Cielito Lindo, I think I will order something else, but the shredded pork with onions is so moist and delicious, I keep going back for that. It is served with black beans and rice and grilled bananas, and fresh lime slices for zest. Of course chips and salsa are always served in advance of your meal,... More 

Thank PDPR
Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

For Cuban food, I love LaBamba's, for Mexican food, if I can't get to Mexico, Cielito LIndo's works just as well and is a lot closer to home. The staff is always friendly, the food authentic and while it's not the most attractive location, I'll take great food over atmosphere any day. If you're hungry for authentic Mexican, go to... More 

Thank Phyllis C
Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is another local restaurant that we've been going to for years. Wonderful service and the food is great. We always start with the crab nachos and then move on to the main menu. Never been disappointed. If you're in the area, go for it.

Thank Dennis H
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Having travelled the world extensively I rate this hole in the wall type eatery as serving the best Mexican food I have ever tasted having eaten there first late 80s

Thank Tony B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Spanish, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 S Dixie Hwy W, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-8220
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Pompano Beach
  • Phone Number: 19547821600
Cielito Lindo has their beginning in the spring of 1985 when we opened our first restaurant in Pompano Beach. Then, as now, each dish was faithfully created from favorite recipes passed down from generation to generation and brought with us from Mexico. Over the years, we have taken great pride in offering our guests fine foods of Mexico prepared and served with dedication to the best of Mexico's traditions. New dishes are constantly bring created and adapted for your enjoyment and dining pleasure. Our popular "Especialidades de la Casa" reflects the high quality long associated with Cielito Lindo Restaurants, and now seafood dishes, "Pescado del Mar," compliment our new Cielito Lindo Restaurants. Welcome to Cielito Lindo's. Enjoy your visit, and come again soon.

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