Ciudad

★★★★★
  • 445 S Figueroa St

    Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Cross street: 5th Street

    Map & Directions
  • 213-486-5171

About Ciudad

Hours
Sun 5pm-9pm Mon-Tue 11:30am-3pm; 5pm-9pm Wed-Thu 11:30am-3pm; 5 pm-10pm Friday 11:30am-3pm; 5pm-11pm Sat 5pm-11pm

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Went to Ciudad for Happy Hour for the first time on March 9th. My co-workers had been raving about how good the fish tacos were and how affordable the HH menu was. The host greeted us with a smile and said it was okay to push 2 tables

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Went to Ciudad for Happy Hour for the first time on March 9th. My co-workers had been raving about how good the fish tacos were and how affordable the HH menu was. The host greeted us with a smile and said it was okay to push 2 tables

Pros: good mojito

Cons: Uncomfortable bar stools, slow/unfriendly service

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My husband and I had lunch for the first time at Ciudad today. When our lunch came, my husband asked if the beans that came with the lunch plates had or were made with any pork products. We clearly stated to the waitress that he had an

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My husband and I had lunch for the first time at Ciudad today. When our lunch came, my husband asked if the beans that came with the lunch plates had or were made with any pork products. We clearly stated to the waitress that he had an

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I have been treated a couple times to table top service and everything from service to food quality was top notch. If you are by yourself, the bar offers a business lunch for $10 including beverage. It is a special that changes daily and

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I have been treated a couple times to table top service and everything from service to food quality was top notch. If you are by yourself, the bar offers a business lunch for $10 including beverage. It is a special that changes daily and

Pros: great service and quality

Cons: lack of parking

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Great food service was was good and they also had a live band playing . The place was packed and we got our food super fast !\r
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A ++

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Great food service was was good and they also had a live band playing . The place was packed and we got our food super fast !\r
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A ++

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I have never had a bad meal at Ciudad. They serve up delicious, creative Latin-inspired dishes. Every meal starts with a unique assortment of bread/chips, with two dipping sauces (one made from black olives and I can't recall what the

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★★★★★

I have never had a bad meal at Ciudad. They serve up delicious, creative Latin-inspired dishes. Every meal starts with a unique assortment of bread/chips, with two dipping sauces (one made from black olives and I can't recall what the

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: Loud music, parking

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Reviewed by: Anissa Tetreault - I loved this restaurant. The food was so delicious and unique. The ambience was crisp and clean. A great place to have dinner before the Theatre.

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★★★★★

Reviewed by: Anissa Tetreault - I loved this restaurant. The food was so delicious and unique. The ambience was crisp and clean. A great place to have dinner before the Theatre.

Pros: Close to The Ahmanson Theatre.

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Nice location downtown and nice patio but generally mediocre food at inflated prices.\r
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We sent back two dishes that were just not very good or tasty. \r
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The service was very good but service does not make up for high prices and

3
★★★★★

Nice location downtown and nice patio but generally mediocre food at inflated prices.\r
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We sent back two dishes that were just not very good or tasty. \r
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The service was very good but service does not make up for high prices and

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Had dinner the other night. Service was not good. Had to call the waiter or ask the busboy to get the waiter each time we needed something. Their entrees are huge, and so are the prices --- $26.50 to $30. Very noisy when the room is

3
★★★★★

Had dinner the other night. Service was not good. Had to call the waiter or ask the busboy to get the waiter each time we needed something. Their entrees are huge, and so are the prices --- $26.50 to $30. Very noisy when the room is

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night atmosphere at the patio is phenomenal,from time to time they offer live flamenco,its fantastic.

3
★★★★★

night atmosphere at the patio is phenomenal,from time to time they offer live flamenco,its fantastic.

Pros: Thumbs up

Cons: n.exp.

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Definitely worth the trip downtown. Being Friday, it was packed.The maitre d., Jackson, was charming and articulate. He seated us immediately (no reservations, but we were early..make reservations). The Mojitos were perfect and the

3
★★★★★

Definitely worth the trip downtown. Being Friday, it was packed.The maitre d., Jackson, was charming and articulate. He seated us immediately (no reservations, but we were early..make reservations). The Mojitos were perfect and the

Pros: Lots of parking

Cons: make a reservation

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Ciudad is got a dineLA Week menu, and it?s awesome, for $22 at lunch you get an appetizer, entree and dessert ? that?s crazy cheap. I know that have a deal for dinner too, but I?m not sure on the exact price. I had the Spinach Empanadas,

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Ciudad is got a dineLA Week menu, and it?s awesome, for $22 at lunch you get an appetizer, entree and dessert ? that?s crazy cheap. I know that have a deal for dinner too, but I?m not sure on the exact price. I had the Spinach Empanadas,

Pros: Great Deal for dineLA Week

Cons: a little noisy

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My husband and I just moved to Los Angeles. This was our first New Year's eve together and our celebration of our new marriage. He looked online, and picked Ciudad. We heard the chefs were great. We were excited to try their tastng

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My husband and I just moved to Los Angeles. This was our first New Year's eve together and our celebration of our new marriage. He looked online, and picked Ciudad. We heard the chefs were great. We were excited to try their tastng

Pros: good food, good mojito, good music

Cons: terrible sloppy service, food not worth prices

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We were at Ciudad's for dinner several weeks ago. We were there in a large group. I've been there for lunch several times and enjoyed it, but they were obviously not staffed to handle larger parties. Service was slow and subpar. Only

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We were at Ciudad's for dinner several weeks ago. We were there in a large group. I've been there for lunch several times and enjoyed it, but they were obviously not staffed to handle larger parties. Service was slow and subpar. Only

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I really want to say that Ciudad is a great place - but I can't. I visited Ciudad last night for the first time, and I was a little disappointed in the layout & decor of the place. I'd heard that this was an upper-scale "Latin" or

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★★★★★

I really want to say that Ciudad is a great place - but I can't. I visited Ciudad last night for the first time, and I was a little disappointed in the layout & decor of the place. I'd heard that this was an upper-scale "Latin" or

Pros: Food

Cons: Decor, Atmoshpere

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OMG ? I had this special on Monday, and it was sooooo good. The beef melts in your mouth ? nice baby carrots on the side and I loved the fried yucca underneath. I don?t know how long it will stay on the menu, but I hope they make it a

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★★★★★

OMG ? I had this special on Monday, and it was sooooo good. The beef melts in your mouth ? nice baby carrots on the side and I loved the fried yucca underneath. I don?t know how long it will stay on the menu, but I hope they make it a

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Went on a Wed. night had a group go for the first happy hour-said the drinks seemed really watered down. Ceviche and empenadas were really really good. Potatoe tacos were ok. My sangria was good. I came for "After Dark" literally counting

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★★★★★

Went on a Wed. night had a group go for the first happy hour-said the drinks seemed really watered down. Ceviche and empenadas were really really good. Potatoe tacos were ok. My sangria was good. I came for "After Dark" literally counting

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Never again... So Downtown LA is trying to get people to eat there...1st step kick out CIUDAD.\r
I was there for a business dinner, someone else picked restaurant. The staff was very rude and, do I dare say it, CATY.\r
White table clothes

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★★★★★

Never again... So Downtown LA is trying to get people to eat there...1st step kick out CIUDAD.\r
I was there for a business dinner, someone else picked restaurant. The staff was very rude and, do I dare say it, CATY.\r
White table clothes

Pros: Would be a 4 star in TJ

Cons: Panda Express next door

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Clean and accessible interior, cool bar area, but surprisingly slow on a Saturday night. The service was so-so, but the food incredible. The seared calamari was served in a borth and was ultra-savory, and the ceviche was to-die-for--

3
★★★★★

Clean and accessible interior, cool bar area, but surprisingly slow on a Saturday night. The service was so-so, but the food incredible. The seared calamari was served in a borth and was ultra-savory, and the ceviche was to-die-for--

Pros: Mouthwatering dishes, cool interior

Cons: Slow on a Saturday night

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The food was only OK. We had the carnitas plate and paella plate. The carnitas was good and had a nice flavor. The paella was amateur at best (had a ?starchy? flavor). The drinks were good. The service was just average. The prices were

3
★★★★★

The food was only OK. We had the carnitas plate and paella plate. The carnitas was good and had a nice flavor. The paella was amateur at best (had a ?starchy? flavor). The drinks were good. The service was just average. The prices were

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I've been dying to try Tapas at Ciudad for a while, well last Sunday we finally managed to wrangle a babysitter and hook-up downtown with a couple of friends. Wow, so much fun. The atmosphere was great, and we had a great time trying all

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I've been dying to try Tapas at Ciudad for a while, well last Sunday we finally managed to wrangle a babysitter and hook-up downtown with a couple of friends. Wow, so much fun. The atmosphere was great, and we had a great time trying all

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Ciudad Happy Hour has become a habit. A group of us stopped by on a whim, and now it?s our Thursday night tradition. Love the live music on the patio? their $4 Mojitos are my favorite, but I have to say our group is kinda split between

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★★★★★

Ciudad Happy Hour has become a habit. A group of us stopped by on a whim, and now it?s our Thursday night tradition. Love the live music on the patio? their $4 Mojitos are my favorite, but I have to say our group is kinda split between

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I initially came to this restaurant because I received a coupon from my old job, but I kept coming out because their happy hour is amazing! For their bar drinks, I like ordering their mojito and their suprema sangria... and they have some

3
★★★★★

I initially came to this restaurant because I received a coupon from my old job, but I kept coming out because their happy hour is amazing! For their bar drinks, I like ordering their mojito and their suprema sangria... and they have some

Pros: happy hour drinks and snacks

Cons: paid parking

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My wife and I met a friend for dinner here last night (at our friend's suggestion) and the experience was so bad, I just HAD to find an online review and put in my 2 cents. All three of us came out of there vowing never to return and our

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My wife and I met a friend for dinner here last night (at our friend's suggestion) and the experience was so bad, I just HAD to find an online review and put in my 2 cents. All three of us came out of there vowing never to return and our

Pros: Nice skyline view (from outside at least)

Cons: Overpriced, inconvenient location, sub-par food

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I've worked in downtown for quite a few years, and my girlfriend and I finally decided that tonight was the night we should try out Ciudad. We heard good reviews from friends and co-workers, so we gave it a shot. Without reservations (on a

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I've worked in downtown for quite a few years, and my girlfriend and I finally decided that tonight was the night we should try out Ciudad. We heard good reviews from friends and co-workers, so we gave it a shot. Without reservations (on a

Pros: Seems like a good nightspot for a quick drink after work

Cons: Overpriced, average food, limited menu

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This place is a fun downtown happy hour spot because of the occasional live music in the evenings (Wednesday/Friday? Check with the restaurant for the latest). Just get there early to ensure a seat near the bar. The mojitos and

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★★★★★

This place is a fun downtown happy hour spot because of the occasional live music in the evenings (Wednesday/Friday? Check with the restaurant for the latest). Just get there early to ensure a seat near the bar. The mojitos and

Pros: Piscoritos, Happy Hour, Ceviche, Service

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Food tastes like something you could make on your own for five bucks, I am talking Rice-A-Roni here, seriously. Portions are tiny. Way overpriced. Very bad service. I honestly don't understand the positive reviews of this place, must

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★★★★★

Food tastes like something you could make on your own for five bucks, I am talking Rice-A-Roni here, seriously. Portions are tiny. Way overpriced. Very bad service. I honestly don't understand the positive reviews of this place, must

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Last night, 12/03/06, I took my visiting family to Ciudad for the tapas night. \r
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The food was fine as expected, nothing exceptional, though.\r
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The problems came from the bar. \r
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I'd recommend Mojitos to my family and friends

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Last night, 12/03/06, I took my visiting family to Ciudad for the tapas night. \r
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The food was fine as expected, nothing exceptional, though.\r
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The problems came from the bar. \r
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I'd recommend Mojitos to my family and friends

Pros: Tres Leche Cake is wonderful

Cons: Watch that they don't use "house brand" in the second round of drinks. The evening was disappointing.

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Considering there's not much options out here, I really recommend this place. Food is tasty, happy hour items are crazy cheap, and general entrees aren't too expensive for what you get. always a good backup option if you're staying in

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★★★★★

Considering there's not much options out here, I really recommend this place. Food is tasty, happy hour items are crazy cheap, and general entrees aren't too expensive for what you get. always a good backup option if you're staying in

Pros: happy hour value, food, location in downtown

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I took a chance and brought a couple of foodie friends here when they were in town. The food was amazing and my guests were blown away! We stopped in at Happy Hour and had scrumptous quesadillas, goat cheese fritters, and fish tacos with

3
★★★★★

I took a chance and brought a couple of foodie friends here when they were in town. The food was amazing and my guests were blown away! We stopped in at Happy Hour and had scrumptous quesadillas, goat cheese fritters, and fish tacos with

Pros: AMAZING food, friendly waitstaff, great ambiance

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Accomodating staff, cool decor, open late which is key. The only negative thing is that they show your full cc number and expiration date on the bill, isnt that illegal?

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★★★★★

Accomodating staff, cool decor, open late which is key. The only negative thing is that they show your full cc number and expiration date on the bill, isnt that illegal?

Pros: Open Late

Cons: Displays your full credit card number and expire date on your bill.

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While at most restaurants when you walk in and there is a party going on in mid week, I cringe at what kind of service a separate table would get...but we were seated, the service was attentive and the food was GREAT! I'd be happy eating

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★★★★★

While at most restaurants when you walk in and there is a party going on in mid week, I cringe at what kind of service a separate table would get...but we were seated, the service was attentive and the food was GREAT! I'd be happy eating

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I've only been here for Happy Hour, which I think is Mon - Fri from 4 - 7 p.m., so I can't comment on their normal menu. Ciudad's Happy Hour is probably not the best value in town. The menu consists of $4 and $2 plates, along with

3
★★★★★

I've only been here for Happy Hour, which I think is Mon - Fri from 4 - 7 p.m., so I can't comment on their normal menu. Ciudad's Happy Hour is probably not the best value in town. The menu consists of $4 and $2 plates, along with

Pros: Good Drinks; Lively atmosphere

Cons: Very loud; Small Portions

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BEWARE OF MISCALCULATED GRATUITY CHARGES! Last time I went to Ciudad with a group of 6 people, we were shocked to discover that the restaurant charged us the 18% gratuity to the total bill, INCLUDING the tax. It turns out that the system

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★★★★★

BEWARE OF MISCALCULATED GRATUITY CHARGES! Last time I went to Ciudad with a group of 6 people, we were shocked to discover that the restaurant charged us the 18% gratuity to the total bill, INCLUDING the tax. It turns out that the system

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There's nothing really wrong with Ciudad -- except the prices. The food is decent Latin fusion (although they really need to learn their way around yucca if they're going to offer it on the menu), but nothing special, especially for the

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There's nothing really wrong with Ciudad -- except the prices. The food is decent Latin fusion (although they really need to learn their way around yucca if they're going to offer it on the menu), but nothing special, especially for the

Pros: Decor, plenty of parking, Friendly servers

Cons: Overpriced, parking not cheap, overtaxed servers

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This place was so expensive!!! We went there on Sunday night, when they only serve tapas. They charge $5 for one, that's right, one empanada!!! There were only 6 of us, but we left with a $300 tab! And we only had one bottle of wine.

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This place was so expensive!!! We went there on Sunday night, when they only serve tapas. They charge $5 for one, that's right, one empanada!!! There were only 6 of us, but we left with a $300 tab! And we only had one bottle of wine.

Pros: OK Food

Cons: EXPENSIVO!, NOISY

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Paella Valencia was salty and disappointing. If you like Paella, I do not recommend this dish. Portions are small and the prices - way overpriced. The place is overrated. Will not return or recommend the place.

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Paella Valencia was salty and disappointing. If you like Paella, I do not recommend this dish. Portions are small and the prices - way overpriced. The place is overrated. Will not return or recommend the place.

Cons: Overpriced, noisy

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Went on a Thursday night after work - live music, great mojitos and happy hour specials. We ordered lots of apps and had a fabulous time - loved the goat cheese fritters and spicy quesadillas. Nice way to wait out the traffic and maybe

3
★★★★★

Went on a Thursday night after work - live music, great mojitos and happy hour specials. We ordered lots of apps and had a fabulous time - loved the goat cheese fritters and spicy quesadillas. Nice way to wait out the traffic and maybe

Pros: great food, good drinks, happy hour

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my bf and i have gone to the border grill in vegas and the one in santa monica. knowing that ciudad was of the same 'family' of restaurants, we were expecting a whole helluva lot more than what we got. the service was spotty, our waitress

3
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my bf and i have gone to the border grill in vegas and the one in santa monica. knowing that ciudad was of the same 'family' of restaurants, we were expecting a whole helluva lot more than what we got. the service was spotty, our waitress

Pros: ambience

Cons: service, parking

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This place has the worst service and over priced food. We had to wait about 30 mins to get a table at 4 in the afternoon when the place was empty. The waiters could not find the host and told us that WE COULD NOT sit down without the host.

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★★★★★

This place has the worst service and over priced food. We had to wait about 30 mins to get a table at 4 in the afternoon when the place was empty. The waiters could not find the host and told us that WE COULD NOT sit down without the host.

Cons: Expensive, Poor Service

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For those of you who say the food is great, please tell me what to order, b/c I have been sorely disappointed each time I go. The happy hour is a good value, which is why I bothered going to the restaurant to dine in the first place, but

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For those of you who say the food is great, please tell me what to order, b/c I have been sorely disappointed each time I go. The happy hour is a good value, which is why I bothered going to the restaurant to dine in the first place, but

Pros: Happy Hour

Cons: Price, Service

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Ordering a couple of THE BRAZILIAN MARGARITAS!!! They are simply the best in town. Ciudad serves the best cocktails in the city and has it's finger on the pulse of what's new and hip always impressing me with their knowledge of spirits

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Ordering a couple of THE BRAZILIAN MARGARITAS!!! They are simply the best in town. Ciudad serves the best cocktails in the city and has it's finger on the pulse of what's new and hip always impressing me with their knowledge of spirits

Pros: Brazilian margarita, Agua Luca Caipirina

Cons: parking can be tough

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The food here is just incredible. We ate here for lunch on a whim the other day and were extremely satisfied. The drinks, entrees, and dessert were all outstanding. The service was a little slow, but I think they might have been short a

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The food here is just incredible. We ate here for lunch on a whim the other day and were extremely satisfied. The drinks, entrees, and dessert were all outstanding. The service was a little slow, but I think they might have been short a

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Went for their Happy Hour, where drinks and tapas prices are considerably lowered. Tapas are great - good selection and variety, nice-sized portions, and tasty. Bar itself was after-work relaxed and casual, even though it was a Sunday before a holiday. The mojitos are great too.

PROS: happy hour, tapas
CONS:

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Went for their Happy Hour, where drinks and tapas prices are considerably lowered. Tapas are great - good selection and variety, nice-sized portions, and tasty. Bar itself was after-work relaxed and casual, even though it was a Sunday before a holiday. The mojitos are great too.

PROS: happy hour, tapas
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Good food, great taco's. What else can I say ..

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Good food, great taco's. What else can I say ..

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If you are staying the Westin Bonaventure, and seek outdoor live music (at least on Thursdays), then try Ciudad. Great tapas and wonderful Blackberry Torte for dessert. Plenty of interesting cracker breads fill in an empty spaces. A bit more expensive, but no more then other area restaurants, high teens to mid 20s per plate.

PROS: Location, Outdoor, Music, Atmosphere, Desserts
CONS: Bit expensive, small quantity for mexican.

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If you are staying the Westin Bonaventure, and seek outdoor live music (at least on Thursdays), then try Ciudad. Great tapas and wonderful Blackberry Torte for dessert. Plenty of interesting cracker breads fill in an empty spaces. A bit more expensive, but no more then other area restaurants, high teens to mid 20s per plate.

PROS: Location, Outdoor, Music, Atmosphere, Desserts
CONS: Bit expensive, small quantity for mexican.

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