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) #4 of 105 Restaurants in Watsonville €€ - €€€ Mexican
1934 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3066
+1 831-761-2161
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1934 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3066
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I usually have our lunch or dinner dates here. We love the food the service is hit or miss you can tell who the great workers are and the one that are not. The past few times the bussers were the ones...More

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and I was excited to try their food as their chips and salsa was very good but was disappointed with our meals. I ordered the sopa with chili Verde and chili relleno combo both of which should have been crispy and...More

Thank Mimi201
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I went with the take out option due to the music being pretty loud. I got their carne asada with homemade tortilla's. With staying right across the street the food was plenty hot and was decent. This has been my first time being asked how...More

Thank Berries1
Johann E, Owner at Cilantros, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm happy to hear you found Cilantro's to be conveniently located next to where you were staying and decided to try us out. We love creating authentic Mexican food, so it's great to...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Cilantros is always good food, for special or when you can't bear to cook. One downside is the margaritas are weak and from a mix

Thank Serafina1313
Reviewed 4 May 2017

My girl friend and I really enjoyed their special, snapper ceviche...it could have been a meal!! Very tasty, we want to go back and have that after work with a drink, so good!!

Thank Jmaggie128
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Food is okay standard Mexican food. Their salsa is very good, though. They have two radio stations that come in for happy hour on Tues. and Weds. that give away prizes, that is fun.

Thank bki2017
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Went there for lunch because it was fairly near the Home Depot and we needed some parts for a project. Very pleasant environment and service was excellent. Food was tasty but not much like Mexican food in Mexico. More like an upscale Taco Bell. I'll...More

Thank Halems
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My family of four ordered take-out based on the reviews from Trip Advisor. We were not impressed and agreed there wasn't much flavor to the meal. To be fair, I believe that a person becomes accustomed to their local Mexican restaurant and because of that...it...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've enjoyed eating at Cilantro's for more than 15 years. They are very consistently good, with absolutely dee-licious salsa (our favorite vegetable)! Initially I only gave them 4 stars because the external ambiance isn't ocean front. BUT... On further thinking, I heartily give them a...More

Thank CaptAdventure_9
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Cilantro's. The restaurant is nicely decorated and comfortable. I had the Tacos De Mariscos with sautéed shrimp and my husband had the Rib-Eye, a marinated rib-eye steak that is charbroiled and served with tomatillo salsa with guacamole and tortillas....More

Thank Beary_Nice-Kins
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4 March 2017|
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Response from GARY F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I have called in an order for pick up. Call them at: 831.761.2161 An enjoyable meal every time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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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