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Cintia's of Mexico

Mexican, Southwestern
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6042 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-2559
+1 612-861-5500
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Everything here is fantastic, from their salsa's to their main dishes. The service is excellent, the prices are perfect and the food is delicious.

Thank William B
Winnipeg, Canada
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

My wife and I were in town for the night from Winnipeg, we are fans of Mexican food and decided to try Cintia's as we were staying at a nearby hotel. Oddly we almost switched to the fish fry next door, like we felt like a mediocre experience before we entered. The decor was okay, and the host was very... More 

Thank Benjamin J
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

To me, this wasn't authentic Mexican food, more of a Tex Mex than anything. Not sure if I'll try it again. Service and atmosphere were very good and priced were reasonable.

1 Thank jestle2013
Richfield, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The food is great, service is excellent and prices are reasonably. I have been there many times and the food is always excellent. Very nice and pleasant restaurant. Voted the best Mexican Restaurant in the Richfield Sun Newspaper in 2014. Also won the best margarita category.

2 Thank kathy0012014
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

I can't complain about the food, not a very authentic Mexican restaurant. The service was most definitely the worst I have ever experienced. Our waiter was a for sure burnout, I didn't even know it was possible to get hired being as dense as this guy was. He told us he worked the day shift and that it's never busy... More 

1 Thank Jessica W
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Went there for dinner recently. Atmosphere is family style with decent american-ized Mexican. Nothing special, but the staff is nice and the decor inviting.

Thank Cole B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We've been to Cintia's a number of times and the food is always excellent. Large menu, nothing too spicy unless you ask for it. Prices are really good. Atmosphere is pleasant, place is clean and its conveniently located close to Nicollet and the Crosstown, but for some reason, it's never busy. The parking lot is small, so that's probably a... More 

2 Thank Matt J
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81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I am not even sure how we ended up at Cintia's, but somehow our desire for mexican far led us to this restaurant in a glorified strip mall. It was about 4:30 and no one was in the restaurant, as in no customers and no employees for the first few minutes. We sat ourselves and waited. A girl emerged and... More 

2 Thank spohara88
Richfield, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We dined at this restaurant yesterday for the first time during their "Dollar Taco Tuesday" promotion. The restaurant was buzzing, but we were able to get a table as soon as we walked in. It took over 7 minutes before our waitress (Kim) showed up with menus and to ask for our drink order. I ordered a "Blue Moon" (tap)... More 

Thank Paul A
Fort Myers, Florida
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2013

We used to frequent Cintia's often when we lived in south Minneapolis. I recently saw that it had reopened and we had to drive up to visit again. We were not disappointed, the food was great with friendly service. The Enchilada Torte is still on the menu and was delicioius, just like I remembered.

2 Thank David L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6042 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-2559
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-861-5500
Minneapolis/Twin Cities Mexican food restaurant offering traditional Mexican cuisine with a Tex-Mex flair. Mexican food entrées include: Fajitas, Burritos, Tacos, Enchiladas, Tostadas, Quesadillas & Tamales. Full cocktail bar including: margaritas; draft, domestic & imported beer (including 6 Mexican beers), mixed drinks, red & white wines, and sangria. Happy hour Mexican drink specials from 11am – 5pm. Relaxed atmosphere, casual family dining, off-street parking & easy access from most Twin Cities suburbs

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?