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485 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-4628
+1 212-712-9090
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
485 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-4628
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Cilantro with my cousins in August 2018. I am a big foodie so I'm always looking for amazing restaurants. Cilantro is a charming Mexican place. It has outdoor and indoor seating. The decor draws you in and the warmth of the staff is...More

Thank Nada G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neighbourhood Mexican restaurant, so one should not expect too much...but their Enchiladas with Shredded Chicken in Mole Sauce were not edible. The sauce was so weird that we could not force ourselves to eat. Also the shredded chicken in it had a very weird texture,...More

Thank symph0
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here after a Yankees game and had really good service, and the food was great! Fully recommended for families, friends and couples! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank jswain84
Reviewed June 4, 2018

We happened upon this location after wedding dress shopping and walking through Central Park. Adrian our waiter was personable and extremely helpful in picking a great lunch. And I cannot even start to tell you about the Margarita's... after the manager stopped by to check...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Located near the Natural History Museum this restaurant was an easy walk up Columbus Avenue. Not too busy for lunch. I had the fajitas which were very god. No chips and salsa provided, a little disappointed in that. Service was good. Price was moderate for...More

Thank Viper19682014
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Cilantro is located near The Museum of Natural History and Central Park. We had an amazing lunch. Highly recommend the Queso Fundido and the Empanadas. It was not busy midweek and perfect for families. Made the top 50 on a google search.

Thank hwbolin
Reviewed November 27, 2017

All around excellence. Food was amazing. Our waiter was very helpful explaining and recommending the dishes. The lava cake was scrumptious, but so was the flan and brownie Ala-mode and the tres leches cake.

Thank Hera
Reviewed November 20, 2017

We've been in Cilantro just to rest a moment during a rainy november afternoon. Despite we just ordered two cups of tea all the staff was so nice, and they also offered some tasty snacks. Thank you!

Thank Alessandro C
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Visited for lunch and were impressed. The dishes we ordered were large and filling. Staff were friendly and attentive. Mexican beer was cold and refreshing. Table of five all loved our dishes.

Thank gameboyUK
Reviewed September 19, 2017

This is a great neighborhood Mexican restaurant. Attractive atmosphere and reliably good food. Energetic vibe is fun for lunch, dinner or cocktails.

Thank Ivy C
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-4628
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-712-9090
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