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Cilantro Mexican Grill - CLOSED

170 Papalaua St, Ste 104, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-2316
808-667-5444
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Cilantro Mexican Grill is a super casual, order-at-the-counter eatery just off Front Street in Lahaina, Maui, that takes its Mexican food seriously. Named "Best Mexican Cuisine 2011" by The Maui News and recipient of a bunch of awards, including three Taste of Lahaina wins, Cilantro is known for healthy food packed with flavor at a great value. Stand out items include our Mother Clucker Flautas and Chipotle Citrus Rotisserie Chicken. Come see us and say, "Alohahola!"

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English first
Maui, Hawaii
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Cilantro is now closed and the owner has opened up a new eatery at the Fairway Shops in Ka'anapali inbetween C J's Comfort Zone and China Boat.,.. word is that it just opened this week with full bar etc... going under the name of ..... Sangria... I'll review that as soon as I can... aloha...

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We came here because of reviews and I really missed Chipotle. So I thought it would be somewhat similar. The food was so bland that I didn't even finish my burrito. Also we talked with the manager about how rude the lady who prepared our meal was. (She was handling money, cleaning tables, and gave attitude when asked to please... More

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ChefNabavi, Owner at Cilantro Mexican Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for your experience with us and would like to take a moment to confirm that our manager has contacted you and resolved your charges. Our cashier does wipe down tables however should she handle food, she does wash her hands before doing so. Once again we are sorry about your visit! More

Valencia, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a great stop if you want fresh Mexican food while enjoying your Hawaiian experience. Clean restaurant with pleasant staff.

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South Portland, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We must have visited Cilantro 4-5 times during our 2 week stay in Maui. The first time was for dinner, which was very good--fresh and flavorful. During that visit, we became addicted to the Mother Clucker Flautas--so good that we kept coming back just to get them for a "snack"! They also have a good deal on a whole roasted... More

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Wildwood, Missouri, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We loved the Ono fish tacos but disappointed in the Ono burritos. Food is reasonably priced for Maui. Fish was freshly grilled but the rice was dried out from sitting out for hours. Order at the counter. Just off Front St so it is easy to miss.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband had lunch here twice during our stay in Maui. It definitely reminds me of a nicer version of Chipotle. Fresh ingredients and yummy combination of flavors. My husband and I tried a couple of different menu items but both really enjoyed the adobo pork burritos. The servings are huge! Friendly service as well! Definitely worth a try!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is very much like Chipotles in the States- very fresh, lots to choose from. I was a little shocked when two salads, two drinks, and chips was over $30- we could have split the salad very easily.

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Berlin, Germany
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117 reviews 117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

I was kind of put off by one or two reviews of this place. One reviewer said it was the worst Mexican they'd ever had. But after reading the other reviews, we decided to give it a try. The format is similar to Chipotle in that you order at the front, they use no MSG or lard, they have gluten... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Really busy but friendly service. Funky colours and outlook to the ocean. Food above average and reasonable pricing. Loved the sunset view while we were there.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I went to Cilantro after watching a show. The food was very tasty and good. I would recommended it. We had chicken, rice and beans. I would definitely recommend this place

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