Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine

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100 reviews
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Try our fresh food! We have the best food around and an atmosphere to match.
Try us and you’ll be convinced! Our recipes are authentic and time-tested and our ingredients are always fresh.
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received a very pleasant welcome. We were seated immediately and our server was great.
The food was authentic mexican. The starter nachos were very good.

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R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Authentic, Fun, Friendly, Relaxed, Fresh
We spent 3 hours at our table for 7 eating, drinking and visiting with out-of-town family. Absolutely delightful.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food as always but the service was very slow. They appeared to be very understaffed

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Very bland food. Pricey by local cuisine standards. We eat at a lot of local Mexican places and this was below average especially at the price point. Place was clean.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I very much enjoyed dinner. It was delicious and loved that it was quiet. It's BYOB and they have a nice outdoor area.

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E
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good authentic themed quality food served well in a friendly environment.

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LR
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So far best Mexican food we had. I loved the ceviche, their empanadas’ appetizer, and their guacamole. It is really a gem, highly recommend!

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MM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was plentiful, but lacking in flavor. I ordered the enchiladas verde and while they were good, there was not enough seasoning.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican food, very authentic

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D
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. Great food the real deal! Must try Empanadas, Chicken Mole. Loved will definitely
be back!

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DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went here with a large group of 20 during Mother’s Day. They had our area ready and seated us right away! The service was a bit slow but that is understandable for such a large group like ours. They were very attentive and the food was amazing! Even my pickier family members loved it! Highly recommend the sampler appetizer for a large group. You get to try a little bit of everything. Tacos are bomb! All the food was bomb! Will definitely be coming back soon!! And they offered free virgin margaritas to mothers too, which was cool!

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CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The red snapper was delicious! M'mmmmmmmmmmmmm Good

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b
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately the rice tasted like it was cooked with rancid butter. I had the Chile Relleno and I ate a 1/4 of it and could eat no more. My companions’ tacos and fish were fine. The wine was great but we brought because it’s a BYOB. This was our second time here and our last. Bummer because I like to support local restaurants.

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EK
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for Cinco de Mayo. The restaurant was crowded but it did not affect the shrive or food. Everything was fresh. The food is authentic and well prepared.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff so nice & helpful
Always friendly & answer all questions

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DD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious and authentic!

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T
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We selected several of the special menu options for the Cinco de Mayo weekend and all were impressive, particularly the fresh red snapper, and poblano-potato soups. Cielito’s soups are always outstanding and just another way this restaurant is different. Our meals here are always wonderful.

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IO
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food is always delicious and fresh!

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had a nice get together with family. The virgin margaritas were great! And you can bring your own tequila! Authentic and lots of choices you don’t get at your normal Mexican place.

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JC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and tasty. Enjoyed the specials of the day . The calamari appetizer and enchiladas. The churros for dessert. Even the coffee was great!!!

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d
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , nice people Awesome place

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d
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Mexican I’ve had in a long time !! Had a few apps and both the fried and grilled fish tacos- Shrimp Cervice/Guacomole/ and the flatbread Huarache, were all great - My New GO-TO spot for authentic Mexican!!

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T
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Cielito just gets better and better -- and based on our visits, more and more popular. Authentic, flavorful, and always consistent, we love it!

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RW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wouldn't go anywhere else for good Mexican food. Love it!!! Must go monthly.

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B
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, a little priced, authentic food, a little slow on service

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h
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were seated with a reservation right away and it was down hill from there. Waited 25 min for a waitress to acknowledge us. When she final did she had limited knowledge of the menu and had to keep going to the back to get answers to our questions. My husband told her he couldn’t have anything hot but after waiting over a half hour for our dinner his fish dish was so spicy he could not eat it. The manager came over and offered to make it again without the spicy sauce. The food was tasty and fresh but the service was so bad we will never return. We would have tried it again since it was recommended by my brother who thought it was really good but the manager didn’t even have the good business sense to offer my husbands meal for free in hopes that we would try again. Really bad experience!

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BW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best authentic Mexican Food I have eaten PERIOD!!!!! The food and service is 5 star at a moderate price. All fresh ingredients. AWESOME!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Outstanding attentive staff, good food, bit on the expensive side. Byob.

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L
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time dining here, and we will definitely return in the near future.

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Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great BYOB restaurant with tasty good.

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MW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A gem in the pines! Was pleasantly surprised to find this great, authentic restaurant. Will be back!

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IO
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is Authentic and very fresh ingredients
Staff is very friendly
Always a great dining experience

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MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. A bit disappointed we were charged $15 for a pitcher of margarita mix...

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AB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner! Service was great! There was a large party going on and it did not stop the great service that we received!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. We shared the queso fundido appetizer, my husband had the enchiladas positanos and I had the fish tacos with a side of corn. Everything was delicious!

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! We had a great time. Good was delicious.

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B
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Friday date night about 8pm. Not crowded but a nice crowd....No wait. VERY nice staff. Food was delicious and came out hot! I liked that is was authentic made by Mexicans not chain food. Ordering an appetizer made have cut down on wait. I didnt think it was long and I was starving! (Other reviews stated long wait) Couple next to us had Paella and enchiladas and they stated their meal was great. Portions were huge! Guacamole was ok....needed a little lime and salt, but still good. We will be back! BYOB

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KH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Portions are HUGE so you may want to split the entree. Will be coming back soon!!

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JM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food!!!

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very casual atmosphere but authentic Mexican decor.. Enjoyed the service and food was excellent

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