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  • Southwestern, Mexican
  • 485 Columbus Ave, New York NY10024 40.784628 -73.973104
  • (Btwn 83rd & 84th St)
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  • (212) 712-9090
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User Ratings (Based on 56 reviews)

Food 3.3 Value 3.1
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 712-9090
Place Order:
Order From Cilantro for delivery & takeout
Visa, MC, AmEx
Mon-Thu: 12pm-11pm Fri: 12pm-12am Sat: 11am-12am Sun: 11am-11pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Delivery, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Cilantro

    Posted by eileen on 07/04/2010

    we finally gave up

    First time we ate here I ordered a fish special that was fresh and excellent. The last year or so, the food has been terrible. Fish obviously frozen and microwaved. We tried the $10 fajita nite and couldn't eat the steak (so tough a knife wouldn't cut it) and chicken was barely edible. We like the drinks and service but the food keeps getting worse. Seems like they make it in advance, freeze it and thaw. We gave up eating here.

  • Cilantro

    Posted by Michelina on 05/05/2010

    UWS Mexican Gem

    We ate, we drank, we conquered. Food was delicious as was the pitcher of margaritas. Queso fundito was out of this world and the chicken and blue corn tortilla enchaladas were great as well! Will most definitely be coming here again.

  • Cilantro

    Posted by melissa on 05/05/2010

    fine but bland

    The food here isn't necessarily bad -- everything seems to be reasonably fresh and good-quality. But this is not real Mexican food. None of the salsas have any spiciness whatsover, and most of the dishes are bland and boring, like something you might find at an airport. This place is clearly designed for people who like the idea of Mexican food/margaritas but can't tolerate spice, flavor, or innovation. It's also good for people who need a family-friendly place: it's always packed with kids, and the lack of flavor means that even the most sensitive of children could eat anything on the menu. Prices are high for what you get. Service is fine and decor is nice enough, but with so many other Mexican places in NY, the only reason to go here is if you're dining with someone who dislikes real Mexican cooking.

  • Cilantro

    Posted by DR on 03/12/2010


    The food is subpar and so the drinks. Starting from the fajitas which are dry and tough. The seafood is just not fresh and poorly cooked. The salsa is not authentic. Coconut shrimps come burnt and the fried calamari have a strange texture. This combined with drinks of industrial quality makes Cilantro a bad choice.

  • Cilantro

    Posted by NC on 01/11/2010


    Best Tres Leche cake in all NYC!

  • Cilantro

    Posted by West side on 11/04/2009

    Not recommended

    First the salsa is not good. Steak fajitas were tough and seemed to be seasoned with curry. Skip this place and head elsewhere for Mexican food.

  • Cilantro

    Posted by ANONYMOUS on 08/05/2009


    Went on a Sunday when they were still serving brunch and lunch.. 5 of us were given a basket filled with a generous amount of mini muffins, bread and what I think was fried tortillas with cinnamon and sugar... Guacamole was pretty good, and my friends that ordered from the brunch menu were happy.. however, I ordered the bbq pork burrito expecting it to be filled with everything that was listed the regular burritos...howver it was stuffed with pineapple, I bit down on more than one bone, and the bbq sauce wasn't that great....everything came with a side of salad, but with no dressing, and topped with what was probably canned corn...I would never go back to this Cilantro location especially for lunch....there was also only 2 other tables filled, so that right there tells you something! when restaurants across the street (Calle Ocho) had a long wait, and people were happy to be happy..

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