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163 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-841-0300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We first tried this place 6 years ago and it was great. Fresh food, always tasty. However, something has changed. We've eaten here several times over the past 6-7 months and it's gone downhill each time. I arrived there right at opening and they had placed "yesterday's" meat out for serving. I could see hardening where it had been exposed... More 

Thank onemomspov
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Went at lunch and they had a line of 12, much more than normal. Ordered my usual curried chicken burrito and as they shuffled the meals down the line I noticed out of the corner of my eye one of the girls who had been doing school work at one of the tables move a bag out of order and... More 

2 Thank Singlethreaded
Honolulu, Hawaii
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Good portions, great taste and fast delivery. I had been to the one in North Providence and loved it, so I decided to give this one a try. It was exactly as expected and all three of us loved our burrito bowls (Burrito without the tortilla). I will definitely be ordering from them again, especially because I work nights and... More 

Thank Christopher D
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Cilantro is always quick and fresh. They're always swapping out new fresh items on the bar. Love the fact that they have other types of wraps besides just traditional flour (the tomato wraps are my personal fave). I also have noticed they have a lot more types of meat. Buffalo chicken, BBQ pork, fish etc. Value is about the same... More 

Thank Coristine
Newport, Rhode Island
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I went to Cilantro because I had been severely missing the Chipotle restaurant in Minneapolis. Cilantro=Chipotle right? Not at all! The food was a mass of flavorless protein that looked and tasted as if it had been sitting in the chafing dish all day. Even the "fresh" pico de gallo was completely lacking in flavor. I will NEVER go back... More 

Thank Reggiephx
Annapolis, Maryland
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235 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I won’t waste the gentle reader’s time with a long review. I should have known better and followed my instincts. But we got a late start for dinner on a Saturday night, and in Newport that means hour-plus waits for a table at a decent eatery. So we ducked into Cilantro Mexican Grill. It looked like a cheesy rip-off of... More 

1 Thank John V
Rueil-Malmaison, France
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171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Looking for healthy texmex restaurant? Go to Cilantro in Newport: they use fresh ingredients from Whole Foods and you will enjoy for my point of view one of the best mexican restaurant!

Thank Fixtib
Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

i go there all the time for a good taco or burrito to go never actually sat down there lol but i love their selection of fresh ingredients and thats what makes a taco stand out from other tacos you know? good place!

Thank louispravo23
Dallas, Texas
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Let's face it, I moved here from CA and it's virtually impossible to find great, authentic mexican food in New England. I love a good taco stand that serves great mexican food with little english spoken. Their idea of mexican food around here is ground beef with some taco seasoning. Having said that, Cilantro does a great job fitting the... More 

Thank CalifGirlie
Middletown, Rhode Island, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Very good, fresh and well-spiced. Portions are quite large and *very* tasty. Very good value - hard to leave here hungry.

Thank Bill P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-841-0300
At CilantroMex we specialize in fresh, fast and delicious burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Each and every day our staff prepares our homemade pico de gallo with hand cut garden tomatoes. Our famous guacamole is also prepared fresh daily using 100% Hass avocados, no avocado pulp here! Come in to Cilantro and experience the difference freshness can make.

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