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“Depends on who is cooking”
Review of Celito Lindo

Celito Lindo
Ranked #27 of 64 Restaurants in Brookings
Cuisines: Mexican
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Brookings, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Depends on who is cooking”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a resturant/store convered from a gas station. If a man is cooking, the food is wonderful. If a woman is cooking, not so much. They do have wonderful spanish rice, and good fish tacos.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Brookings, OR
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fresh, delicious, on the cheap”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Located in a converted gas station at the stoplight for Oak Street and US 101, the authentic Mexican dishes are made right in front of you in the tiny kitchen. Six dollar menu items will feed two people, and they can be made to-go or be enjoyed on-site. The attached convenience store will complete your meal. Get your food for a day at the beach or on the river here and support local business.

Visited July 2013
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Brookings, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
238 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Don't let the looks fools; great to-go food inside”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

They make authentic Mexican dishes to go. They are tasty and freshly made. The place is in a converted gas station. Don't let the looks fool you. The locals know quality when they taste it and this place has been in business here for years. It looks like a Mexican gas station but it's not. It's a great take out place with great Mexican food.

Visited July 2013
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Charleston, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not a restaurant”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I'll have to part with the crowd on this one. This is not even really a diner. There are a couple of plastic tables plopped down in a convenience store's floor space, right beside a potato chip rack. Our food was bland, soggy and barely recognizable as Mexican fare. The overall store/"diner" looked tired and dirty too. Where's the health food inspector in this town? I've eaten at better/cleaner places in the backwaters of Mexico. It seemed like a great option for workers, for grabbing a quick cheap meal, especially if you're too busy to care about the taste. I don't understand the other reviews here and I don't think I'm an overly picky diner.

  • Visited June 2013
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Brookings, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is a tiny Mexican Restaurant in a former gas station. Most people do take out, but they do have a few tables. In addition they sell snacks and drinks. The food is excellent. We highly recommend it.

Visited September 2012
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