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Cielito Restaurant

1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2717
+1 805-965-4770
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (28 reviews)
“tacos” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2717
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51 - 60 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2015

We were in Santa Barbara for two nights and exploring State Street the first night. The street was full of people - young and older - enjoying the great weather and beautiful street. We happened upon an open mall leading past smaller stores to a...More

1  Thank TravelGuySTL
Reviewed 7 March 2015

This is truly a cielito (heaven). I visited Santa Barbara this February 2015 and found another beautiful city in California. On my way to my venue, I stopped at Cielito for a quick bite and a martini...what I found was a truly wonderful respite from...More

Thank Marilu N
Reviewed 6 March 2015

The restaurant is a truimph in design and layout. My wife had the duck carntes and she loved them and I tasted them as well and concurred. The problem was, that I told the waiter that I did not like spicy foods and was very...More

Thank Pattenven
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Try the chicken (Tinga) tacos -- very nice. Pair with the kale salad and you have a very nice meal. The food is tasty without dumping on a lot of cheese or using too much crema. Staff are all very nice. Prices are reasonable. Enjoy!

Thank Malthus500
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Everything here is delicious. I could sit outside, drink margaritas and eat homemade guac and salsa with their home made chips all day long. The whole menu is fantastic. The service is great and the location is wonderful. I definitely recommend Cielito to everyone.

Thank Evan S
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

very nice experience. Cielito is a relaxed but slightly upscale mex/Latin menu. Great for families. The food is served in tapas style bowls and meant to be shared. It's great fun for us Boston gringos to have food we just can't ever get. We took...More

Thank RBB7
Reviewed 2 February 2015

The margarita's were an excellent start to a fine evening on the patio at Cielito's. Our server was very good and prompt with drinks, and attentive without any pressure for refills. Matias knew the menu well and answered all of the questions on recommendations etc....More

Thank JD419
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Cielito is a beautiful restaurant located in a lovely little pedestrianized lane just off State Street. It was a great find and we were immediately made to feel welcome on what was clearly a busy Friday night. Despite this we were seated quickly at a...More

Thank Meeklymilli
Reviewed 20 January 2015

We went on a recommendation from a local. This is a casual restaurant but a bit more upscale than many Mexican restaurants. The margaritas were excellent. Although the menu isn't extensive, the entrees were incredibly good.

Thank Barb D
Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

Came for a birthday party with 12 people. The number of people in our party seemed to confuse the staff. Though the place wasn't crowded they struggled to get our table ready. Once seated we were left to figure out the menu. After we decided...More

1  Thank Simon G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2717
    (W. Anapamu St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-4770
  • E-mail
Description
Cielito's vision is to bring the flavors of Latin American and Mexican inspired cuisine to our Santa Barbara community. The menu features freshly made "antojitos" (small cravings) which reflect Santa Barbara's local ingredients and seasonal produce. Cielito also offers a mouthwatering Tequila bar with enticing libations and innovative cocktails as well as a wide selection of Tequilas and Mezcals. The inviting rooms and gracious staff at Cielito reflect our mission to provide both Santa Barbara locals and visitors with an unparalleled and memorable dining experience.
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