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163 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-841-0300
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
3 days ago
“Not bad for a quick bite”
Jun 25, 2017
“Basic Mexican eats”
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
163 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I thought this place was a neat little hole in the wall taco shop. The staff was nice and the food was fresh. The guacamole was a little brown but everything else was fine. This is a good place for a quick bite at a...More

Thank Stanimal14
Reviewed June 25, 2017

It is fair Mexican fare. The guacamole lacks flavor. The containers are too small to house all of the food making for a very messy affair. The beans are kind of blah in terms of flavor. I prefer other Mexican chains over this one. Reasonably...More

Thank U8264GDkims
Reviewed June 19, 2016

We first tried this place 6 years ago and it was great. Fresh food, always tasty. However, something has changed. We've eaten here several times over the past 6-7 months and it's gone downhill each time. I arrived there right at opening and they had...More

Thank onemomspov
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Went at lunch and they had a line of 12, much more than normal. Ordered my usual curried chicken burrito and as they shuffled the meals down the line I noticed out of the corner of my eye one of the girls who had been...More

2  Thank Singlethreaded
Reviewed January 6, 2016

Good portions, great taste and fast delivery. I had been to the one in North Providence and loved it, so I decided to give this one a try. It was exactly as expected and all three of us loved our burrito bowls (Burrito without the...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Cilantro is always quick and fresh. They're always swapping out new fresh items on the bar. Love the fact that they have other types of wraps besides just traditional flour (the tomato wraps are my personal fave). I also have noticed they have a lot...More

Thank Coristine
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I went to Cilantro because I had been severely missing the Chipotle restaurant in Minneapolis. Cilantro=Chipotle right? Not at all! The food was a mass of flavorless protein that looked and tasted as if it had been sitting in the chafing dish all day. Even...More

Thank Reggiephx
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I won’t waste the gentle reader’s time with a long review. I should have known better and followed my instincts. But we got a late start for dinner on a Saturday night, and in Newport that means hour-plus waits for a table at a decent...More

1  Thank John V
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Looking for healthy texmex restaurant? Go to Cilantro in Newport: they use fresh ingredients from Whole Foods and you will enjoy for my point of view one of the best mexican restaurant!

Thank Fixtib
Reviewed April 24, 2013

i go there all the time for a good taco or burrito to go never actually sat down there lol but i love their selection of fresh ingredients and thats what makes a taco stand out from other tacos you know? good place!

Thank louispravo23
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $11
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-841-0300
At CilantroMex we specialize in fresh, fast and delicious burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Each and every day our staff prepares our homemade pico de gallo with hand cut garden tomatoes. Our famous guacamole is also prepared fresh daily using 100% Hass avocados, no avocado pulp here! Come in to Cilantro and experience the difference freshness can make.
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