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Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine

4.6
164 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 164 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience and the food was amazing!!!!

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vipBigPhil
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for great authentic Mexican cuisine!

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AmyF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat... food
Is fabulous, atmosphere is spot on and the service can’t be beat. Highly
recommend dining here.

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KimS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. People working there are very nice, but it took a while to be seated even though we had a reservation, and the food also took quite awhile to arrive after ordering. At least 45 minutes.

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SuCJoeL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Mexican restaurant I have been to in years.

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vipFussyDiner
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was good. The staff was very pleasant. Good food selections. Will definitely try them again.

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BRamirez
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a hidden gem?! Impromptu date with my husband and our son. Everything was absolutely delicious from the empanadas to the fish tacos and finishing off with the Tres Leches and churros. Our server was delightful and also a proud father. He engaged our son and sent him home with some cactus that he was super curious about! We will definitely be back!

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vipDavidW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, the staff were amazing, and the food is phenomenal! Great local gem!

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MarniW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We recently moved into the area and wanted to give this place a try, and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic!!! Authentic Mexican at its best!!!

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Mazie
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal. Loved the people serving. Friendly atmosphere. All around good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious and fresh. BYOB, and add to their virgin margarita or virgin sangria. They are both fantastic an the service is impeccable!

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
255 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The new outdoor dining pavilion is terrific. We were well-distanced from other diners and enjoyed a wonderful evening. The kitchen at Cielito remains consistently excellent -- every dish we ordered was maxed in flavor and nicely executed. We anticipate lots of return visits.

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vipJeffryN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipThereseM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always very good food at Cielito Lindo. Very authentic with great flavors. Service is also very consistent.

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vipWhatever
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, food was mostly good but too many flies inside the dining room.

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Monica
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome; their food, our server and price were all beyond compare!! This is our new GO TO MEXICAN FOOD Restaurant!!!

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MarthaM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, staff was so friendly and could not be attentive. Lovely new outdoor dining area

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StevenB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there. Food is always good and authentic. Outside dinning but undercover if raining. They have a volcano bowl which is good if you get the chance. This time we had skirt steak and enchilada's with an appetizer of mussels with chorizo and cheese. Very good, very filling-first time out in six months-We were the only ones there for most of the meal-good food and nice causal atmosphere.

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TomBob
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here, celebrating a birthday. The guacamole and nachos were great, as were the desserts. The chicken tacos and enchiladas were ok. The chicken was a little dry. We could go back though and try some other dishes.

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SimplyGreat
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, generous portions and a nice outdoor dining area. This is especially important in this Covid era. I had the fajitas and my husband the enchiladas. This is exactly the small business establishment I love to support.

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AMurph
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is amazing! Full coverage so don’t be afraid to go when it is raining. Service and food were both 5 stars.

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StephenF
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In these Covid times we found this establishment to be quite enjoyable

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
255 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Better than ever! The menu choices available through their specials, and the execution, just keeps getting more and more impressive. For example, we had the special tlayuda and then the whole, fried bronzino, and the special chicken preparation (cannot recall the name) and each dish was truly exceptional. The regular menu is varied and includes many dishes not found in the typical Mexican restaurant. Their "Mexican sandwiches" are unique and fantastic -- great for takeout, as are their soups (tortilla and soup of the day).

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JudyG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a bit pricey for Mexican cuisine. My flautas were largely flavorless, but my friend really liked her fajitas.

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vipRoger
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good and authentic cuisine. Great change of pace compared to Mexican chain restaurants.

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vipMarleen
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice place; food was ok.

Would give it another try.

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vipLizK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Arrived early for our reservation and were seated within 5 minutes. A woman dropped off water and chips than about 20 minutes later I had to go up to the hostess station to ask for a server. Someone was finally sent over and he said sorry we have new people tonight, took our dinner order, brought our soup than that was all we saw of him until we were done eating (food runner brought our entrees). Food was very slow coming out and our table was not bussed between courses
Second time I've had awful service here. I also just got an email that I was a no show for my reservation so I won't get the dining rewards. Food was good but not worth terrible service. Oh we did get a free soda for having to wait so long.

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NikkiS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place, delicious food and wonderful service.

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vipAnia
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious,cannot wait to go back

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JohnP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great authentic food and definitely like the touch of artwork and aroma of fajitas

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect meal. She makes the best Tres Leche cakes each and every time.

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domenicos
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant just try it and you won’t be disappoint

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vipIslandGirl
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is great. Service is acceptable but it would be nice if they checked to see if the food is ok and if anything is needed after bringing to the table. The sampler appetizer is really good but ask for extra tortillas to go with the queso fundido, they only give you one - difficult when sharing. Fish tacos, carne asada, plantains all delicious. Authentic Mexican food.

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vipIOP1
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!

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vipMidge
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is the best Mexican restuarant in the area. The food is fresh and always excellent. I hope they continue to thrive

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vipAnnetteB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Small , cozy energetic atmosphere with great service and food. I had the Mahi tacos which were delicious!!

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vipFoodSnob
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh, authentic Mexican in NJ! So glad we found this place! Wasn't sure what to expect because some people complained about it being pricy, but the potions are large and sharable. Four of us left stuffed and took home dinner leftovers for about $80. The empanadas, fried Mahi tacos and chicken fajitas were so tasty. Also tried the rice and beans, tortilla soup. The spicy sauces served with chipstooped with a bean and cheese sauce were also a savory delight before our meals came. Looking forward to going back to try other menu items!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous; best shrimp I ever had!
Very noisy large parties were the only drawback.

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ConnieT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Friendly and accommodating. Great Food! great value!
We will be back. It could be a regular refuge!

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vipIOP1
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh ingredients and the staff are always attentive and friendly!!!

FAQs

Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 257-3459.

Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.