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“Wonderful meal!”
Review of Cielito Restaurant

Cielito Restaurant
Ranked #116 of 551 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: W. Anapamu St.
Description: Cielito's vision is to bring the flavors of Latin American and Mexican inspired cuisine to our Santa Barbara community. The menu features freshly made "antojitos" (small cravings) which reflect Santa Barbara's local ingredients and seasonal produce. Cielito also offers a mouthwatering Tequila bar with enticing libations and innovative cocktails as well as a wide selection of Tequilas and Mezcals. The inviting rooms and gracious staff at Cielito reflect our mission to provide both Santa Barbara locals and visitors with an unparalleled and memorable dining experience.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Cielito offered a nice setting (ask for a table outside) combined with helpful but not over fussy staff. But the show stealer were the various ceviches and hot seafood dishes. The prawn and crab empanada was simply amazing!
Highly recommended.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We enjoyed our meal immensely. We were seated in the charming covered and heated outdoor garden of this restaurant. Originally or reservation was for 4 but we had a last minute addition. The staff was eager to accommodate us.
The lovely waitress was knowledgeable and exited about the menu. We ordered everything she suggested and each dish was more tasty than the next. The staff sent over an amuse bouche of vegetarian tacos- yum!!!
We had the Pork-belly cesadilla, the seafood enchilada, Mediterranean polpo (octopus), tortilla soup, tacos al pastor and a couple specialty Margaritas ( of course). Shared everything. We were stuffed!!!
The decor and outdoor patio flame heaters create a hip but cozy and friendly atmosphere. The Ladies powder room is very contemporary and glam.
Always looking for good places in Santa Barbara. This one is one of the best.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

great atmosphere, especially if you sit upstairs. Great personal service. The seafood enchilada is extraordinary, as is the ceviche

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Thank mike747seattle
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Attractive youthful vibrant place with fun tapas style Mexican dishes. Peruvian style ceviche was great tasting but not really authentically Peruvian. All our othe dishes were superb, in articula the enchiladas and the tacos. Guavpc is a litte creamy and thick for my taste but I think everyone has their own preferences for god guacamole... We still ate it all and it was delicious!

Thank leea8888
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Todd K, General Manager at Cielito Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Thank you! We really appreciate you taking the time to write this wonderful, thoughtful review. So glad you enjoyed our food and, yes, we actually put a unique Japanese twist on the Peruvian Ceviche, come back again soon so we can serve you more fabulous entrees!

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Colleagues from my office brought me to Cielito's. I was so impressed by the food that I went back on my own the next day. Mexican at its best.

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Thank MotherofTwoUbud
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