Cielito Lindo

E-23 Olvera St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cielito Lindo

Photo: Jared Cowan


  • Sun.-Thu., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-midnight,
  • $
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Half the fun of Cielito Lindo is its location, at the end of historic Olvera Street. Serving taquitos with "guacamole sauce," the iconic flavor of Cielito dates back to Aurora Guerrero's original recipe, developed in 1934. Now run by Aurora's three granddaughters, Diana and Marianna Robertson and Susanna MacManus, the taquitos remain the same. While the sauce's resemblance to guacamole is fleeting (it's really more like an avocado salsa), the corn tortilla shells are crisp and hot, and the beef is chewy. Eat them standing up and then walk it off perusing old-school merch, like huaraches and confetti eggs.

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