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) #56 of 164 Restaurants in Salem €€ - €€€ Mexican, Fusion
282 Derby St, Ste 1, Salem, MA 01970-3689
+1 978-745-9436
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
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“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“taquitos” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Fusion
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282 Derby St, Ste 1, Salem, MA 01970-3689
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The food here is absolutely delicious. Their use of spices sets it apart from the ordinary Mexican restaurant. The service was efficient and professional, yet very friendly. I would definitely return.

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have patronized Cilantro since it opened any years ago(the late 90s, I believe). This is upscale Mexican food which is consistently first rate. Service is friendly and quick, and the drinks are strong and quite good.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We arrived just as they opened for evening service & Esther was unbelievably friendly, welcoming & we loved her conversation! She made us 2 killer margaritas & did such a wonderful job explaining the flavor profile! We ordered soups & 2 full entrees! The tortilla...More

Thank laidback9370
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly service. Basically everything you could ask for. Will come back.

Thank Shannon K
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We popped in here as most other restaurants were packed this October day. The Quesadilla was good and cheesy and the Tortilla soup was very good, however, the bowl was small and not worth $6 in my opinion. $15 for soup and quesadilla was a...More

Thank masstraveler50
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Cilantro offers fine, high end Mexican food in the heart of Salem. Service is friendly in this small restaurant, but the real star is the food, which is consistently excellent.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had my heart set on a Mexican restaurant in Gloucester as we were in Gloucester for the day. When we couldn't find any parking within a mile of that restaurant I suggested we head back to Salem because there were a couple of Mexican...More

Thank Karen V
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best dining experiences I have had in awhile. From service to the menu to the flavorful entrees, we had a very enjoyable night!

Thank michael0522
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I have a business and send my employees down there because the service is so fast and the food is really good .He makes a little Vegan dish for me and my Son just loves all the food along with my employees !

Thank CrowHavenCorner
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Very very good!! I think a bit underrated as most go over to howling wolf for their Mexican food. This is far superior. Homemade and incredibly nice service. Howling is always over crowded and rude.

Thank Joseph L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Derby St, Ste 1, Salem, MA 01970-3689
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-9436
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