Great 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.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous new addition to the
Fabulous new addition to the neighborhood. Sleek and modern decor. Delicious Latin American food. Portions are large. Had the empanadas and the meatballs as starters -- yummy! The guacamole was great, but there were too few chips. We asked for more, but didnt get them until they were clearing our dishes. The steak was delicious, especially with the chimmichiri sauce. The side dishes were authentic -- rice and beans and yucca fries (which had a little too much garlic -- tasted it for the rest of the evening. And what could be wrong with sangria! Only issue was with the service, which stared good with the appetizers but was really slow with dinner. Would definitely come back.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is outrageously good. Soul satisfying. Been there several times. Never disappointed!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eclectic menu and top notch service
The 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was really impressed with the tastiness of the food and the choice of sides.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
such flavor and amazing menu! everythign was just just perfect!
cant say enough about how good the food actually tastes!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique latin in Westchester
We've had dinner, lunch and brunch in this place and we always leave happy. Food is excellent and original, service is consistent and decor is cool. From drinks to dessert.... always good.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Cienega a few times and I am never disappointed! I have heard re same feedback from those to whom I have recommended it. A definite find and a keeper in New Rochelle.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was exceptional, people seemed happy to work there. I will be going there soon!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant in New Rochelle
A find in New Rochelle. My husband and I have been here a few times and it never dissapoints. From the appetizers to the main courses, food is always consistently good. Service is very attentive and drinks are good. The space is very cool and offers outdoor seating.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cienega- nice find!
Have passed this place many times in my travels down Main St. in New Roc and decided to come with friends for dinner while all our kids were away at camp. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it was New Rochelle restaurant week and ordered the lovely pre-fixe dinner with a bonus of their empanada appetizer! Great evening! Lovely sangria! Nice ambience and decor and wonderful service! Will return with both my family and other friends!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food and ambience,
Loved the food and ambience, though a bit loud. Willl definitely return to try other dishes.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was just wonderful. Food, service, presentation and live music
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
I took my boyfriend for bday. Excellent vegan dish. Best I have had. Excellent food! Great service. Can't wait to go back
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional service! They
Exceptional service! They went above and beyond for us...
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there with a girlfriend
Went there with a girlfriend on weekday night. We ordered some appetizers and an entree. overall, I thought the service was great. The food was very good. The rotisserie chicken was moist - loved the side of spinach. The mushrooms were very good. We also were served a hefty portion of their house salad (easily splittable). We also ordered ribs and filet mignon apps - all very good to excellent. Will be returning! Based on the size and noise level of the restaurant - I would not recommend for a large party.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
saturday night out
Love3 this restaurant! It is our second time there and the food is AMAZING and the drinks are great too...I also liked the wine list from our last trip there. Highly recommend!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, ambience, and service
A great restaurant in New Rochelle. If you want a tasty dish this is the place to go. Have been here a few times and it never dissapoints.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deserves to be busier
The food was very good and the service excellent and very friendly. It may suffer a little being slightly out of the town center and wasn't as busy as I would have assumed given the quality of the food. Deserves to be busier.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my second time at Cienega.
It was my second time at Cienega. The food was really good (Lobster guacamole and Costillas ..that's to say ribs ) the drinks are really well done (mojito s and margaritas ) . As it was mid week it was not too crowded so not too loud . The decor is fine and the service attentive. I will go back.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, unique and
Great service, unique and delicious food. A group of friends celebrated a birthday and the portions were perfect for sharing. We were there on a Thursday night and it was even a bit noisy so I suspect that on a busy weekend night it could be very noisy. I would recommend this spot and will definitely return.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Felt like we were in South Beach
We must have driven past this place a thousand times. Finally checked it out and, wow, we were pleasantly surprised by the great food and cool decor. Felt like we were on vacation. Definitely adding to the list of our regular spots.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
friends for dinner
This is the fifth time I have eaten at this outstanding restaurant. Convenient covered parking is a plus. Great service. the food was outstanding. The four main courses were grilled shrimp, sea bass, salmon, and a seafood " mariscoda. "Each dish was presented in a very appealing way. My friends lwho are very picky eaters loved this contemporary latin type restaurant.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went with two other couples and had a great time! Great service, great food, and great drinks!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cienega was a great find!
My wife and I needed a good restaurant near New Roc City (we were seeing an Imax movie afterwards) and luckily my research turned up Cienega. Everything we ate was terrific, but the highlight was the pernil which was tender and juicy (and the skin was crunchy too!) It was the best pernil I ever had, and I generally judge latin american restaurants by their pernil. Service was pleasant and efficient as well. I will definitely go back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, we had a great
As always, we had a great dinner with friends. Food with Latin-American inspiration is creative and full of savors. Service is friendly without being intrusive. Did not have wine that night, but indulged on very nice cocktails . A bit noisy, but you can't have many people enjoying themselves without making a tad of noise... A local gem and definitely one of my favorite local places.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef is Imaginative
Chef is imaginitive and skilled in setting a beautiful, tasteful offering. . Always meets our standards of a great restaurant. Service is great. Music, although we love it, is too loud.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique style and delicious food
We don't live close by but each time we have been to Cienega we have truly enjoyed the dining experience. The dishes are fit for a foodie and delicious. They had a restaurant week menu and we tried their quinoa salad and the fish. Both were excellent. The starter was a peas salad with freshly made banana chips and it was very tasty. The mojito was excellent. The only thing I did not care for was the vegan chocolate mousse. Overall, it was a wonderful dinner and we will surely be back again.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM