After attempting to dine at Ca Dario (too long a wait), we decided to check out the new Mexican restaurant, Cielito, which is located in La Arcada Plaza.  The inside of the restaurant is decorated wonderfully and has a big bar, nice seating and an upstairs and downstairs.  Cielito is essentially a tapas bar so we decided to order four plates between the two of us.  They all came out at different times, which was nice as we could really focus in on one flavor at a time.  The sopesitos came out first and was quite delicious, although small (a reoccurring theme throughout the meal).  The sauce that these sat in was tasty and we even used some on our other dishes.  The next item to come out was the tostaditos, which are mini tostados.  I preferred these over the sopesitos and found them rather similar.  The filete was even smaller than the other two plates and was cooked a little too much for my particular liking.  The taste and seasoning was good, but not nearly worth the price.  Finally we had the tamale, which I felt had the best taste (I’m a big tamale fan though).  Again the portion size for this was miniscule, but tapas are tapas I guess….

The service at Cielito was hit and miss.  Our server seemed very on top of things and had a friendly personality, yet we had to ask twice for both water and napkins.  During the meal our server checked in often and even helped guide us through some of the items on the menu, yet wasn’t clear on everything himself it seemed.

The mezcal flight was in my eyes the best deal we came across during this particular dining experience.  For $15 we got three substantial shots of Mezcal (type of tequila) for tasting, all of which were wonderful!  Not many restaurants in town boast a tequila tasting menu, which I found to be a great touch to the drinks menu.

All in all it was a nice evening out, however we felt slightly unsatisfied as we left the restaurant.  The great flavor made up for the portion sizes, but not enough to justify the price in my eyes.

Would I Return: No

Worth the Price: No

Total Price : $98.00 after tip

Price: $$ ($10-$20)

Cielito Website



Tostaditos Tinga

Tostaditos Tinga

Anticucho Filete

Anticucho Filete

Mezcal Intro Flight + Tamale Oaxaqueno

Mezcal Intro Flight + Tamale Oaxaqueno


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