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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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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling on own and wanted something fast and nearby. Had Mahi Mahi Tacos. They were delicious and served up quickly. I sat at the bar. Good atmosphere for friends and families. Would recommend.

Thank Jessica P
Dania Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My friends are the women who work the Bar. Love sitting there with other regulars on Friday nights gabbing, eating, & drinking. Pure enjoyment. Meeting new friends all the time. Mostly go with my husband. Sometimes have lunch with girlfriends or alone, Very comfortable and feel protected by my girls behind the bar.

Thank skinnyginny135
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325 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I used to come here before the ownership change & this was my first visit back. My review is basically the same as before: Good food with good but somewhat distant service. The menu selection is ‘typical Mexican restaurant’ with a good list of choices with most entrees in the teens (e.g. steak fajita $16). Everything was tasty & fresh... More 

Thank imcarthur
Hector C, Manager at Cielito Lindo Mexican Spanish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola! We can assure you that our restaurant has been owned by the same owner for over 20 years. It is unfortunate that you did not receive the quality of customer service that we typically provide every single day. If anything is unsatisfactory, please do not hesitate to get the manager involved so we can make sure you leave with... More 

Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 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
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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 9 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?