Eclectic menu and top notch serviceThe food and service here is amazing. I usually get take out but for Mother's Day the family ventured into Cienega. They're patient and accommodating to the children in the party. The space is a bit tight so you're on top of the other guest a bit, but it doesn't matter b/c everyone is exchanging stories about their food. It is a bit pricey compared to other places in the area, but you ignore that once you have the food.
My one negative critique is about the take-out service. While the food is always amazing and delivery is quick, the take out is notoriously wrong. I am not sure if the misstep is with the person - Stephanie (?) who processes the orders or the kitchen staff. But at these prices, they should be more careful.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutrageously good!Food is outrageously good. Soul satisfying. Been there several times. Never disappointed!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find on Main St.We all sampled each other's dishes and every single one was a unanimous hit. The salmon, the pernil (with an amazing garlic sauce) and the red snapper. I am not usually impressed with sangria but theirs was excellent and not watery, with just small pieces of apple floating on top - not big chunks. The deconstructed key lime pie was nice, but not the highlight of the evening. Nor was the black rice which was just "well-made". (Yes, we got spoiled quickly). Service was professional & friendly. We went for an early dinner so it was quiet. But I could see the narrow room becoming noisy when crowded. Looking forward to coming back on some Thursday evening for the live jazz. Entrance is ON Main St next to the free indoor parking.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - had the cevicheGreat food - had the ceviche mixto and the empanada sampler, a side of yellow rice and beans and finished with the chocolate cake - delicious. The service was excellent. The scene was vibrant and lively - what you expect at a latin restaurant.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA Rare Find!Gorgeous restaurant if you like modern design. Delicious and unigue food, so carefully constructed and served that it is art as well. Cienaga is an anomaly anywhere but especially for it's locale.
I've been there for dinner several times and the atmosphere is lively and a little noisy but not abnormally so for any restaurant - good energy. For brunch, it is relaxing and quiet.
Cienaga is a gem!!!2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place. The decorWe love this place. The decor is fun. I feel like I'm somewhere special, yet I can wear my jeans and feel comfortable. Service is always attentive, prompt and friendly. Mojitos are great (though the sugar cane is missing lately) and food is always delicious. And though I'd not call this place a "kid friendly" restaurant (there's no kid menu, and they certainly don't have crayons for the table), they have always accommodated my picky 10-year-old with a bowl of pasta and butter.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI can think of at least 3I can think of at least 3 things that in my opinion, Cienega does better then anyone. One being the margarita made from freshly squeezed limes. A NYC gem, hiding in New Rochelle.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM