MILWAUKEE — Cielito Lindo in Walker's Point is known for some of the best authentic Mexican food in the city.
"My dad and my uncle started this restaurant 25 years ago," says Cesar Lopez, who is the general manager. "They saw the place and it had a for rent sign out front. So they just rented it out and started a family business.”
Lopez says that many families have been visiting Cielito Lindo ever since it opened, and credits them for the restaurant’s continuing success. Lopez himself started out washing dishes at the restaurant as a kid, and notes that running a family business means all hands on deck. “The brothers, the sisters, the dads, the moms, we all have to be here and work together,” Lopez commented.
Cielito Lindo has many tasty dishes on the menu. "We do a lot of molcajetes. That's our popular dish, the chimichangas, the tacos, the fajitas, that's what sells the most. But we do a lot of traditional dishes as well,” said Lopez.