Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine

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143 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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vipTucker
Philadelphia
250 reviews
Dined on 14 March 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
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 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
18 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipMarleen
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice place; food was ok.

Would give it another try.

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vipLizK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 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 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place, delicious food and wonderful service.

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vipAnia
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious,cannot wait to go back

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JohnP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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 14 February 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 7 February 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 1 February 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 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!

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vipMidge
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on 14 January 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
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 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 3 January 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 28 December 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 16 November 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 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LynnV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic mexican food, great service. We order something different everytime and we are never disappointed.
Byob.

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vipDonnaC
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome authentic food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I eat here fairly regularly as we live about 10 minutes away. We have always had great experiences and love the mom-and-pop feel. in fact, we chose to eat here for both my wife's birthday and our 10-year anniversary that says a lot. Highly recommended!

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vipIOP1
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!!

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rsf1234
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We did not like this place at all. The food was very bland. The food was not very hot either. I had steak fajitas and they were very fatty! Terrible really. We wanted to give this place a try but won’t be back.

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vipIOP1
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great!!!

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AlyssaW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I tried this restaurant for the first time. The food and service were excellent, the place was clean and lovely decor. Prices were reasonable. We will be back!:)

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Lisa
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, very authentic! Would highly recommend it.

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ellenr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this restaurant to be beautiful, authentic and the service was fabulous. The food was delicious and the presentation matched the website which is very unusual. I love that the music was soft and we did not have to shout at each other. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and plan on going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was unfortunate, yet wonderful! My husband and I had gotten into a car accident on our way to have dinner at the restaurant. The scene was right across route 70 at the gas station—directly across from the restaurant. My car had been towed, so while we waited for our ride, we decided to walked across the road and still grab a bite to eat. The hostess asked us about a reservation and we told her that we had to miss and cancel it due to the accident. She had noticed the scene across the street when it happened and offered her sincere apologies as she brought us right to a table. The service throughout our meal was lovely, as our waitress (who knew about our experience) was very polite and sweet, even when my eyes were still soaked and puffy. By the end of our meal, my in-laws has arrived at the restaurant to pick us up. The staff had brought over extra chairs for them to sit at the table with us, and they even gave us dessert on the house with enough forks for all of us. The food was delicious and the people were wonderful throughout our entire experience. After all we had gone through, dining at Cielito Lindo was the best part of our day. I am so grateful for the respect and kindness we were given, and I will absolutely be returning to this restaurant... without any car issues!! :)

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StevenB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my daughter for her birthday. We both had a lava bowl, one chicken and one shrimp. They were both delicious! Very hot bowls! She enjoyed her chicken soup and my salad was equally good.
We will be going back! The staff was very nice and helpful, a nice place for authentic Mexican cuisine.

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Nemo1234
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Read about in S jersey magazine. Date night with wife and totally enjoyed.

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GourmandDoc
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, BYO, excellent service, prices fair. Recommend highly.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A neighborhood gem in Medford! They set you up with chips/refriedbean/salsas really nicely to start. Tortilla soup was delicious and wonderfully presented. Chicken verde enchiladas and chicken tacos were awesome- good spicyness & not overrun with cheese. Very much like the places in Mexico that we love. And the house margarita (virgin) is a nice less-sweet mix - just bring your own Tequila :) Next time we will try their patio. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We love this place! Great authentic Mexican! Love the cheese empanadas they are fantastic!!! Service a little slow but who cares it’s worth the wait ! We love to sit outside , they’ve taken a little patio and made it cute ❤️🎉

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vipLisaR
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Second and LAST visit. Waited forever for a waitress to acknowledge us and then, she gets the wrong order. Not an apology, nothing. My husband’s meal was bland, stale and old. The guacamole and pico de gallo looked and tasted weeks old. I refused to re-order. Their menu is also deceiving: they list an appetizer platter in plural but the items you get are single ones for $21!!! Then they had the nerve to send a Spanish speaking person to our table when we barely understand the language (talk about stereotyping). Horrible service, overpriced food, and tasteless food.

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vipMidge
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There is no better place for authentic mexican food in South Jersey. From the Tortilla soup to the Lava bowls the food is absolutely outstanding. You cannot beat it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Our visit was tainted by 2 events:

First, it was a fly convention indoors. I can't enjoy my meal if I have to chase flies away from me and the table every 30 seconds.

Second, they marked me as a no-show, which invalidated my dining reward.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Excellent service

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vipIOP1
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!!!

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ThereseM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great dinner at Cielito Lindo. Food is very authentic, layers and layers of flavor in each bite. Not the typical mushy, beans and cheese Mexican that a lot of Mexican restaurants serve around here in Southern NJ. Service is always friendly and attentive. Prices are great with the quality of food you receive. Will be back for sure, very soon.

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vipAllaboutthefood
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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