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Cilantro On The Lake

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Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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261 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here in March, when this dining room was closed and will be here again in September for our son's wedding. We were driving our Irish relatives through the Rockies in August and planned to visit Emerald Lake. Feeling hungry, we opted to have lunch at Cilantro on the outdoor patio where the wedding will be taking place. I... More 

Thank 17KAG
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Going off my experience back in August 2015, I revisited the Canadian Rockies in August 2016 and took my wife to this restaurant. While the restaurant closes between 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM and the menu switches from lunch to dinner, we arrived a couple of minutes past 4:30 PM. Thinking we would need to wait an hour before they... More 

Thank Mas720
Sarasota, Florida
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed lunch on the outdoor deck at Cilantro during our visit to Emerald Lake. The setting can't be beat! Maybe it was a busy day (though tables far from full) but the service was quite slow. Enjoyed fish tacos, though portion size notably small. Go for the setting but prepare to linger a while.

Thank GNGator
Calgary, Alberta
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted to enjoy a cold beverage while looking at the lake, so like everyone else, asked to be seated outside. And, they quickly accommodated us by clearing a table. However, it took too long to be asked for our order and then actually receive it. (Which would have been okay except for the fact that there seemed to be... More 

Thank staed
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A table out on the deck on a beautiful day with an incredible view and a cold beer, heavenly. But then after a long wait to order food and get food, the service just got worse. We became so invisible to our waiter it was tempting to just get up and walk out. In fact I did, which finally got... More 

Thank SuzBau
Hertfordshire, England
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155 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The word we came up with was "soulless". Not the most extensive menu in the world, we would give the food itself an "OK" rating, but nothing more. It has a high internal roof and large areas of bare wooden walls, and at least when we ate there, only a scattering of clients. We suspect its main trade is to... More 

Thank Elton_Bear
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269 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the lake while staying in nearby Field. Water was a pretty green color. Lots of tourists on the bridge at the lake entrance. Has a gif shop, boat rental, and a full service restaurant.

Thank HoustonRobert
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful lunch at Cilantro. However, our experience was about someone else at the restaurant. The sinks in both men and women's washrooms are not installed correctly. (I have been there a couple of times before and I know that it can be a bit tricky) The knobs are in reverse order and one must keep on turning... More 

Thank stampede155
Miami, Florida
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110 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a fun day on the Kicking Horse River we drove to Emerald Lake, BC. Took a great hike and then ate a delicious bbq dinner. It was a bit pricey but less than the lodge restaurant. Our waitress (sorry can't remember her name) was very nice and attentive. Had a full bar which was a nice surprise. The manager... More 

Thank Kim M
Jasper, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Arrived there around 4:00 pm for tea and cake. Our party of four was refused because they were preparing for dinner. In such an idyllic spot you would think provisions could be made for visitors. It made us feel like second class citizens and definitely soured the visit.

Thank levelhead2016
Tyler C, General Manager at Cilantro On The Lake, responded to this review

Hello Levelhead, Thank you for your feedback. However we do close between lunch and dinner so as the kitchen can prepare for service. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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

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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?