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Cielito Lindo Mexican Spanish Restaurant

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2750 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5800
11:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the restaurant is not anything fancy, the food was very good as well as the service. Good variety of Mexican and Spanish foods. Also good selection of margaritas and other flavoured drinks with a healthy dose of acholol. We would definitely go back.

Thank Marijan M
Averill Park, New York
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ariel was our server at this excellent Mexican restaurant within earshot of Ft Lauderdale International. For decades I traveled this country, and Europe for business, the music business. Come the last night of the tour, all I wanted was a decent meal, and a good night's sleep. Now the only time I fly is wth the family for pleasure. Sure,...so... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Came in for lunch and sat at the bar and the waitress came in and said no one was working the bar and asked me to sit in the dining room...I said that's OK, I'll go somewhere else..

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hector C, Manager at Cielito Lindo Mexican Spanish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola! It is unfortunate that the situation was not handled properly during your visit. Thank you for bringing it to our attention as we will mention it in our next staff meeting. We can assure you that our bar is always open during our normal business hours unless it is a certain holiday. We would like to invite you back... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We really enjoyed our meal at Cielito Lindo. The environment is not overly fancy, which was perfect for what we wanted that evening. The food was satisfying and delicious, and we loved the Friday margarita deal! Great service, too.

Thank minnesotajen
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner after visiting outdoor world as we are always looking for great Mexican food.... and wow did we find it!! There salsa was amazing.... so we're the chicken fajitas! My husband has a burrito which also was very good! The place itself Looked like it's been around for a while and must be as the food is... More 

Thank Stephanie R
Davie, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Very happy this location opened here. I know it used to be another Mexican restaurant, not sure how it was. Each time I've eaten here I have always been delighted. Must try it!

Thank Stephen S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Good food with excellent drinks. The fish was good with the tomato base sauce would have to try some of their other dishes to make a more informed opinion. Margaritas are very good for happy hour and well priced a little more tequila would have been excellent.

Thank Osie10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This a great Mexican restaurant... Great margaritas.. El Nino is my favorite and awesome food.. The Crab Chimichanga is amazing!!! Loved the food, ambiance, and drinks.. A must to come back again...

Thank Tania R
Nassau, New Providence Island
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is always a stop for me when in the Fort Lauderdale area. The food is great and the servers are always friendly. Try the carrot soup it is delicious.

Thank TheaG242
Fort Lauderdale
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119 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have been here 5x. Food is very good for lunch. Mexican Steak Sandwich and the Palomilla is very good. Prices are good and get a great lunch for your buck.

Thank WilliamH2415

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2750 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5800
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
Cielito Lindo has their beginning in the spring of 1985 when we opened our first restaurant in Pompano Beach. Then, as now, each dish was faithfully created from favorite recipes passed down from generation to generation and brought with us from Mexico.

Over the years, we have taken great pride in offering our guests fine foods of Mexico prepared and served with dedication to the best of Mexico's traditions. New dishes are constantly bring created and adapted for your enjoyment and dining pleasure. Our popular "Especialidades de la Casa" reflects the high quality long associated with Cielito Lindo Restaurants, and now seafood dishes, "Pescado del Mar," compliment our new Cielito Lindo Restaurants.

Welcome to Cielito Lindo's. Enjoy your visit, and come again soon.

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