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Cilantros

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1934 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3066 (Green Valley Road)
+1 831-761-2161
Today
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner here on 11/10/16. Had chicken enchiladas with rice and beans, and chose the shredded chicken. I asked for a little extra rice and the plate came with more food than I had expected. Lori had a burrito which she was able to order exactly as she wanted it including everything she wanted and nothing she did not. The Lagunitas... More 

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Thank JohnPaul489
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cilantros restraunt had great service the food was good an pretty. Good portions.the enchilladas were great

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Thank krysheila99
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I eat here several times a year and almost always get the tortilla soup. Salsa is great with cilantro in it

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Thank Steve S
Watsonville, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Cilantros Special Appetizer Plate is awesome. You get a portion of fish in tomatio sauce, grilled skirt steak sliced perfectly, 4-5 sauteed pawns and cowboy beans. Their soups are very good especially the chicken tortilla soap.The make your own tacos at lunch are a great way to feed two adults.

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Thank Rob R
Watsonville, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has everything going for themselves. Great location, lots of parking, fully equipped bar, atmosphere, ample seating and a pretty good staff. That's the good news. Now the second part. Food, great, prices are fair, quality & service a notch over most other places. In my book the #1 Mexican RESTURANTE in WATSONVILLE. There are certain ally other very... More 

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Thank rosebroker
California
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167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Enchiladas Especiales and tacos carne asada were great. Super flavorful and great sauces. Rice and beans are good. Chips and salsa were tasty. Guacamole was a hit...not too oniony for the kids. Taquitos were our only miss...too dry. Service was great.

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Thank bl1416
San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Just had Cilantro's for lunch. Ranchera Carne Asada. Every element was fresh and tasty, from the freshly grilled skirt steak to the fresh tortillas. Not sure it's cutting edge food but you'll find typical Mexican/American items. Kinda pricey. But have never had a bad meal here. Patio seating outside. Sometimes mariachi music inside. Bar with TVs if there is something... More 

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Thank kbs2001
auburn, ca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have been going to Cilantro's Restaurant for years; and have always enjoyed the food, staff, & atmosphere; it is hands down my favorite Mexican restaurant in town.

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Thank jaxie49er
Watsonville
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Had the best nachos grande Good atmosphere, friendly server's. Endless refills of salsa and chips. The salsa is bomb I go there every other month to enjoy the nachos

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Thank Charlotte S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Burrito and the portion is huge. I shared that with my husband and still it was too much to finish. It is delicious. The salsa is to die for. Great meal...the music is typical and built up the right atmosphere. Special acknowledgement to the staff who are patient waiting for us to Order and deliver the great food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1934 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3066
    (Green Valley Road)
  • Public Transportation: A city bus stop is available in front of the restaurant on Main Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 831-761-2161
Description
In the tradition of El Palomar Santa Cruz, Cilantros has set a standard in Mexican cuisine by combining authentic homemade recipes from the sunny state of Michoacan in Southern Mexico, with the unique abundance of locally grown produce and fresh caught seafood available in the Monterey Bay.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?