Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant

416 San Pedro Dr SE, Albuquerque
(505) 266-1800

Recent Reviews

Jeremiah Hunke

Carne asada tacos might have been the best tacos I've had in long time! Side of beans and some very very good Spanish rice-mmhmmm. My boss always says you can tell a great restaurant by its rice, because anyone can do beans and not mess em up. But good Spanish rice? Cielito Lindo kills it. Also had a SMALL shrimp cocktail, which had more giant shrimp in its little cup then most restaurants serve on a platter for a fraction of the cost-and it was spectacular!

Lester Deleon

Excellent, thank you guys for your service.

Anna Archuleta

The food is out standing I love this restaurant and the customer service is an A+❤

Jose Gonzalez

The salsa they serve here with chips before your order is served is delicious hot also the cheese salsa they provide as well will the chips and salsa is yummy and their food cooked fresh daily

Fabiola Orozco

Love it ! Prices are good and food is amazing ❤?

Marbeya duran

shrimp ceviche that was good chips and salsa is always a great start like the spicy salsa the cheese was great just regular cheese but it's always good to have a starter no there's last plate I forgot the name of it Cobble plate something like that got a milanesa steak horrible lots of knots I could not eat it chewed through it I like that and then some kind of pasta or spaghetti not Mexican pasta and what it looks more like a Japanese pasta no flavor at all topped with pico de gallo horrible combination baked potato was good and the reason why I got this plate is because I really enjoy. Camaron wrapped around with bacon I thought I was going to enjoy milanesa steak I didn't a little played in the middle is ranch for the little salad that they give you in the same place so because I will rate this plate a 2 because I enjoy the potato enjoyed the camarones and the salad

Arely Lopez

The place is clean and the waitress Nayeli is friendly the food was delicious!

Traci L

Wonderful food great customer service

shauna m

The food was really good. Place was very clean, and staff was very attentive. We will go back!

Josh Roper

Good rellenos, and pretty good ceviche

Olivia Medel

The food was good. Be careful with camarones a la diabla " devil shrimp" it's way to spicy!! The service was okay. I tiped her well anyway.


The best tacos, good size portion, salsa is hot. Friendly service, nice authentic decor, and clean restuarant.

sam trujillo

Good food at a fair price, good size portions, and friendly service. Will definitely be back

Cheyenne Kolody

The food is good with large portions.

Toni Nelson

Nice little place.. Very good food.. Especially the shrimp fajitas... Good waitress... We'd come back when in town

Guillermo Romero

Awsome staff and good food

gustavo hernandez

Food was amazing, authentic Mexican food, friendly and we'll priced. Five Stars 💯🔥💯

Victor Martinez

Water tastes like plastic melted along a sewage system.

Sarahy Rascon

Its good food but it filled me up fast

Mexican English Bullterrier In America

It's ok I guess the building is nice though

Sheila Malmo

Great food! Glutenfree options available

Veronica marquez

Best place to go eat Mexican food

Alice Wakefield

Terrific food and service at a reasonable price

Leslie Bueno

Food was alright,the enchiladas were a little sour and the pina and horchata tasted watery and bad! DO NOT order aguas from there. Other than that,service was okay and the queso fundido was good.

Layla Good

Food was alright,the enchiladas were a little sour and the pina and horchata tasted watery and bad! DO NOT order aguas from there. Other than that,service was okay and the queso fundido was good.

William S.

Was not a great experience - Service was slow - food was average - Mole was a little too sweet for my taste. The Hot sauce was boring. The Pork options were limited. The meal came out cold but I was in a hurry and ate it anyway. It made me sick 4-6 hours later. Not going back. I wish it lived up to half of the reviews I saw.

Angela Durham

Great tacos with sides. Authentic Mexican food.

Buggzy Troy

Delicious food and good service... Love the atmosphere

Debbie W.

After reading the reviews, Considered not trying this spot. So so glad we did!! My sister and I both had the Maripossa (not sure if that's right lol) -- grilled fish topped with shrimp and seafood served with baked potato and mixed steamed veggies along with flour or corn tortilla. WONDERFUL!! We both could only eat about half... and a skinny girl I am not!! The melon water, which they make on site along with pineapple and horchata, was possibly the most delicious thing I've ever tasted!!! Will most definitely bring hubby and my grandson back!!

Margie Castillo

Have eaten there many times. Consistently great!!

Ali Alsup

We get the steak tortas from here and they are so good! Fresh avocado and well seasoned steak with other vegetables served with fries, chips and salsa! It’s a really great deal and it’s delicious!!

Maria E Escamilla

Everything looked so delicious until I taste and the meat in my gorditas was Routan and spoiled I will definitely not going back because I could get sick and I am pregnant this sucks!

suzanne baca

went to the one on central i ordered the chuleta plate it was really good and had quite a bit of meat on it my friends plate cost more and had less food he wasn't satisfied with it i cant remember the name of the plate but i will definitely go back for the chuletas .

Jon Loehr

I had not been to Albuquerque for a few years so I had to stop. Ididnt know this until after I had already sat down, but the original Lindo Mexico that was at this location has moved to a new locations about a mile away. There is a new restaurant at this location with a similar name, but it has different owners. The new restaurant was good, but not as good as the old one. The price was reasonable and the service was fast.

Marina Delgado

We arrived and were seated quickly. Service was ok. The food came out at a reasonable considering they make it at time of order. Definitely more authentic Mexican food than other places we’ve been.

Audrey V.

Food is overcooked and mostly fried and overly priced. Do not eat here. Service is at minimum mediocre. Barely attentive waitress. My drink glass was never refilled during the course of my meal which included horribly overcooked shrimp empanadas

Joe M.

Really good spot for Mexican. The mole is my favorite, but you can't go wrong with anything of the menu, plus you're supporting local!!

Mindy W.

I LOVE this place. It's not pretty, it's not fast, it's not even that friendly, but it's real. It's simple. It's authentic. Their mexican rice is the only rice I'll eat. Their sauces are just right. It's inexpensive, family oriented and just plain good. Plus, they have the best seafood menu anywhere in New Mexico. Don't know how they do it, but they do. Try it, you'll like it.

Leroy L.

Hard to pronounce name but who needs to pronounce the name when the food speaks for itself! Excellent food and good service! Highly recommend oysters prepared.....delicious!!! Atmosphere feels great with a nice wait staff. As you walk in you see Mexican art and antiquities nicely done. Recommended as a nice place for lunch or dinner.

John W.

I think this is the first time I've seen "Tamal" at a restaurant. I've seen plenty of "Tamale" before. Does that make Cailito Lindo more authentic? Maybe, but I'll say the current 3-3.5 star rating is about right. I did get the Tamal dish and was glad I didn't upgrade to the Tamales by taking the option to add another. I'm not glad because the food wasn't any good. The reason is, one was plenty. In addition to the tamal, there were two eggs, beans, cheese, potatoes, and the standard assortment of vegetables. They also brought out chips with red, green, and cheese sauces for dipping. Finally, they brought out four flour tortillas for the two of us. My Tamal dish was $6 so that's a lot of food for the money. Why the 3-3.5 star rating then? It's mostly about flavor and overall quality of the food. Everything was decent but nothing stood out. The tamal was a bit dry inside but the flavor was there and the green chile sauce on top helped. I got the breakfast version of the enchilada player on another visit. It was good with the egg and green chile on top. Added chicken for extra protein. All in all, there are some better food options in the area but I'd go back for some reasonably authentic Mexican cuisine at a decent price.