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282 Derby St, Ste 1, Salem, MA 01970-3689
+1 978-745-9436
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Shannon K
Northampton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bit much.

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Thank masstraveler50
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885 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Mark P
Killingworth, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 places there. We decided to try Cilantro because it was an easy walk from our... More 

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Thank Karen V
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank michael0522
Salem, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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Thank CrowHavenCorner
Traverse City, Michigan
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462 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

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Thank Joseph L
Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Just had a great dinner at Cliantro in Salem. It's a little family run place on Derby street. I had their empanadas and refried beans, very good. A nice light dinner. The kids had quesadillas. Everything was delicious and the service was quick and friendly.

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Thank jjbrown0058
United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Excellent dinner. Everything was fresh and delicious. Service was great and cocktails were sublime. Would most definitely eat here again. Very nice restaurant.

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Thank Daniel P
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885 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We have been dining at Cilantro for many years. I have never understood the criticisms of this terrific restaurant, as our experiences have been uniformly excellent. I wonder sometimes if the criticisms result from confusion about what Cilantro offers. This is a casual, fine dining experience. The quality of the food is very high. I have always found the portions... More 

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Thank Mark P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Mexican, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?