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Upper East Side
Mexican, Southwestern
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1712 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10028
+1 212-722-4242
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I ordered takeout delivery from here. The chicken taco bowl was amazing. Tons if fresh ingredients. Only downside they didn't sent utensils and I was at a hotel and refused to get dress to look for utensils. So I ate it caveman style. Yummy!

1 Thank Apple C
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149 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The food and drinks overall were quiet enjoyable. The prices were reasonable. The waitstaff was terrific - very accommodating . The atmosphere was cozy and warm. We had a large comfortable table. It was a leisurely dinner - we weren't rushed at all. We would go back.

Thank wilvey
Redding, Connecticut
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Ok restaurant...had a salad with grilled shrimp...I liked it...very normal prices for nyc...casual....wouldn't go out of my way to go there...but would go if I was in the area.

Thank elmjr525
Helsingborg, Sweden
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172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We keep coming back to this place when we visit NY... Lovely margaritas, great nachos and guacamole. Nice staff.

Thank Magnus J
Helsingborg, Sweden
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172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We have been here a couple of times and have never been disappointed. Really good nachos, guacamole, calamares and lots of other stuff. Lovely Margaritas too and attentive and nice staff.

Thank Magnus J
Westport, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Food is mediocre waiters are terrible place is so noisy if I screamed I wouldn't hear myself don't recommend it to anyone!

Thank cmc179
Seattle, Washington
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

This place rocks! The best frozen margarita I have ever had including Mexico... Also, the best made to order guacamole I have ever had. Great service, great prices and amazing menu.......bravo! I wish they open in Seattle!!

1 Thank SOocerStar
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170 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Authentic and delicious Mexican food! Great outdoor seating. The margarita-pitcher was a good deal and the food was awesome. Went for 4 entres shared between 3 people.. The portions are HUGE! Really recommend the calamari and the empanada.

1 Thank Tim_Norway
Hudson Valley, NY
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163 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Service was excellent. I'd recommend a reservation. The chips are amazing. Plantain mixed with the usual tortilla chips. Our server was wonderful. Guacamole comes in this large type caldron. Not chintzy on the drinks. Food good. My only complaint is that my chicken fajita dish appeared overcooked and did not have that fajita feel to them. It may have been... More 

Thank DHudsonValley
Middleburg, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Cilantro's food was fine-not bad, but not great. After sitting at a table for ten minutes without being greeted by a server, I finally flagged a waitress down who wasn't exactly happy about serving us. Food can be mediocre and I would return to a restaurant. However, if the restaurant doesn't want my business (and makes it obvious with poor... More 

1 Thank edminton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10028
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-722-4242

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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?

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Upper East Side
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