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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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
OK, but there could be more

The food is pricey, of course, but in a place like this half of what you pay is because of its location; the menu is outside, so there's no reason to complain about the prices after you've been there. The terrace was lovely, but you don't really enjoy the whole view of the lake, which is actually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2014
AnnVG
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Puurs, Belgium
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Puurs, Belgium
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food is pricey, of course, but in a place like this half of what you pay is because of its location; the menu is outside, so there's no reason to complain about the prices after you've been there. The terrace was lovely, but you don't really enjoy the whole view of the lake, which is actually behind the building.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for a late lunch recently after a days hiking at nearby Lake O'Hara. The food,being kind here..was mediocre at best. We ordered a Caesar salad,pulled pork sandwich and Quesadilla. Firstly the Caesar salad was possibly the worst we've ever eaten...a lettuce heart cut in quarters with a very vinegary dressing drizzled on top along with one strip... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food is alright but slightly expensive. No vegetarian options. There is a cafe attached which sells cheaper food like sandwiches on the side. We overlooked it otherwise would have dined there. Lake view is the only thing good there.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After a long day at gorgeous emerald lake I wanted something hot for dinner so we stopped by here. What a mistake. DO NOT EAT HERE UNLESS YOU LIKE GETTING RIPPED OFF AND COLD FOOD!! Ordered the pork ribs thinking yum! Before my food was served I could hear the next table as they paid their bill saying the food... More 

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Houston, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great service with a spectacular patio view. The food is pricey but good. The selection allows most people to find something tempting.

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eastcoast
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nothing good to say about this place except for its location. And TripAdvisor wants me to say more! I got nothing. Really.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Really pretty setting for a relaxing drink after a busy day. It has lovely views looking over the lake. The only downside is we arrived late afternoon and they had stopped serving food and there wasn't anything nearby to get a snack.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here and were very happy with the service as well as the ambiance if the place . The patio outside is great and has amazing views - combine that with great food and you have a winner !!

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UK
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The food is fine, the terrace overlooks the lake and there is really no other choice at Emerald Lake. It's a place for a good quality snack meal rather than a fine dine.

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Peoria Il
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

It's all about sitting outdoors watching canoes go by on the Emerald green lake. Food and service is good. Bring a jacket as the breeze off the mountain lake does get chilly

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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, Romance

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