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“Amazing mexican fusion”
Review of Cielito Restaurant

Cielito Restaurant
Ranked #115 of 549 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 July 1, 2014

Our concierge at the Kimpton Canary recommended this restaurant and we have her to thank for a great experience.
The restaurant is beautiful, beautiful interiors, great ambience, lovely outdoor seating, excellent mohito and really good food!
A must have: The Ceviche is divine (try the one that has 3 different samplers)

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Thank Nataly A
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Anna M, Manager at Cielito Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2014

We are so glad you enjoyed your time while dining with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

I wasn't sure about going to this place given some of the negative reviews, but we love Mexican food and thought we would give it 1 try. We had lunch here one day and found the service wasn't slow at all, the ambience in the restaurant was good as well, but best of all the margaritas and food were amazing - so much so that we returned for dinner the next day. At dinner we, again, found the service, food and drinks great, so maybe the other reviewers just caught them on a bad day?

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Thank baileyman
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Anna M, Manager at Cielito Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and share your experience with us. We are so glad your enjoyed your time while dining with us on both occasions. Thank you again, and we look forward to your return!

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had the luck to wander into Cielito restaurant on our trip to SB. We showed up for happy hour and sat in the bar. The bartender shared his favorite food items with us and we ordered them. The Pulpos (Octopus) salad was unbelievable as were the cocktails. Please go and enjoy!!

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Thank Timbobob
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Anna M, Manager at Cielito Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

We are so glad you enjoyed your time while dining with us. Our happy hours are from 5pm-7pm Tuesday-Thursday, and 4pm-7pm Friday & Saturday. We look forward to your return, to enjoy more Cielito favorites. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We loved this place! Great place to sit in outside in the sun and have lunch! Try the tasty fish tacos there great! Great service and friendly staff!

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Anna M, Manager at Cielito Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience while dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch on the patio. We hope you return soon and enjoy more of our Tacos Ensenada!

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Beautiful restaurant but the food is only average. Good taste but expensive and the portions are small. Drink portions are small yo. Beautiful outdoor seating but not a good value.

Thank Pooh1
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Anna M, Manager at Cielito Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Thank you for your review. Our concept at Cielito is tapas style, which is perfect for sharing. Our menu is mainly comprised of smaller tapas dishes however, we do offer a selection of entree sized dishes for our guests who would like larger portions. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience.

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