Went last night--although the atmosphere seemed interesting, the food wasn't. The lackluster bread was served warm on the outside and cold on the inside. Later on in the meal a second serving of bread was served completely cold. I ordered lentil soup which at $7.95 seemed pricey but I thought I'd give it a shot-- the serving was very small and the soup itself was nothing special. A salad which sounded promising (forget what it was called) made with artichoke hearts, fennel, baby spinach and beets had the most miniscule amount of beets (4 tiny slices) and I could hardly even find the fennel!! My husband got the salmon which was OK but it was supposed to be served in a white wine sauce that he couldn't locate. The waiter who was very friendly when we came in served the appetizers and disappeared--it took a long time to serve the rest of the meal and there were very few table filled when we got there.
2 last comment-the restaurant is cute with lots of candles and low light but the lighting is so low it is difficult to read the menu and when the bill came we had to hold it up to the candle and work very hard at reading it! Also they are cash only but don't really publicize that fact very well--(lack of credit card stickers on the door was the only clue) and both the tables that were close to us weren't aware of this and had to run out to an ATM(we luckily had the cash.)
We wanted to like Cibo y Gente-it's great having new options in the neighborhood but this restaurant just doesn't make it.