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Cilantro On The Lake

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Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
250.343.6321
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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  • 32
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  • 10
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  • 7
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Patio Dining

After two long hikes, this was a great place to sit on the patio, watch the birds, have a nice cold beer, and enjoy a sandwich for lunch. The setting is nice. The service was good. The food was yummy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Tracy31748
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Calgary, Alberta
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98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there's tons of tourists during the summer months the reason why is because this is such a beautiful place. Cilantro is one of my favourite restaurants, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. That being said this Cilantro is an extension of this restaurant with a Rocky Mountain style. Never have I ever had a better Bison burger than here, complimented... More 

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Austin, TX
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48 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Great quality food in an awesome setting, right next to Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park! They have a good beer selection as well.

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Thank KosTravelisLife
Eugene
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Very fun location on Emerald Lake, beautiful views. Great buffalo burger and coffee. Nice lunch before a great hike around the lake.

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Thank trufflescout
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I had friends coming down from Montreal , I had told them about trying this amazing burger from this restaurant , that I have had before that I couldn't wait to eat again because it was so good . What a disappointment, the burger wasn't what I expected at all ! I had it with bacon , first of all,... More 

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Thank MyleneRCalgary
Jasper, GA
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128 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We visited this attractively located restaurant after hiking around Emerald Lake. The food was good but not incredible. The delivery of the food was a little slow. It was more expensive than the food and service merited.

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Thank Randy L
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After two long hikes, this was a great place to sit on the patio, watch the birds, have a nice cold beer, and enjoy a sandwich for lunch. The setting is nice. The service was good. The food was yummy.

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Thank Tracy31748
Alton, New Hampshire, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Apparently my sentence of "great views, great staff and good food" is not long enough but its straight to the point!

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Thank Joy F
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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483 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great view of the lake when eating, nice service, good food, they even have children menu. We liked it.

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Thank Ales11_11
Australia
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132 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We arrived at Emerald Lake and it was near lunch time. We didn't have much time at all, and the waitress went out of her way, to assist in getting us some toasted sandwiches and nice coffee. We had this at an outside table right next to the gorgeous Emerald Lake. We really appreciated the thoughtfulness of the waitress who... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stopped for lunch at the restaurant on July 14, 2015. Place was really busy. Have to wait for long 25 min to get in. Maddy, our waiter was pushy on us to place the order. When we ask questions regarding the portions (just want to make sure that we have enough food), she reply that the size of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Yoho National Park
  • Phone Number: 250.343.6321

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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