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“Amazing Mexican food in Rehoboth”

Cilantro Cocina De Mexico
Ranked #62 of 279 Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Herndon, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Amazing Mexican food in Rehoboth”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Cilantro is a lovely little Mexican restaurant. We went for a late lunch, but still the bar was full of late lunch/early dinner diners. The menu has a good selection of familiar items, plus some authentic Mexican dishes. Fish tacos were great, as were the chicken enchiladas with verde sauce. The only tiny down side to the restaurant was the continuous disco sound track playing rather loudly. The first 5 or 6 songs were a fun stroll down memory lane, but then it just got tiresome. Traditional music, played quietly, would have made it easier for conversation.

  • Visited September 2013
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Millville, Delaware
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant Experience”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We saw this restaurant on a recent Tuesday night and it was packed. We went back on Wednesday night and they were not that busy. We had a very nice waitress, although she didn't quite understand how I wanted my margarita (Iprefer them shaken and strained) and when I watched the bartender she didn't use 1800 as the menu stated. These are the two reason I didn't give them 5 stars. The food was very good. My husband had the stuffed poblano pepper with pork, I had the stuffed poblano with cheese. They were very tasty and we enjoyed them. My only suggestion would be to add a stuffed pablano pepper with chicken. I don't eat pork and would have preferred chicken instead of just cheese. Oh and the mojitos were excellent! As opposed to some of the reviews I have read, our food was very hot and the cheese was nice and melted.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A grand mama producing honest and down to Earth mexican food”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Few cuisines i admit exude a pair sense of freshness and it's true the "real" mexican food is still exotic and classy even if the proliferation of chains understates its greatness. Cilantro is a mild restaurant with a grand mama commanding the kitchen, you hardly can perceive the earthy temperament here and after the starting spicy blast the fragrance from the food slides soon in a sort of smooth, green smell, may be too pale and gentle. Anyway this remains a great restaurant, not part of a chain, producing honest & tasteful food.

  • Visited September 2013
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Manheim, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Thought we'd give cilantro's a try. I love Mexican & it was close to our hotel. I was hoping for some "good Mexican" I must say the reviews are right on..it's mediocre at best. I wish I could do a "redo" and try have tried somewhere else. The flavors were bland. The food wasn't anything special it wasn't even hot (temp)..

  • Visited September 2013
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Middletown, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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“Passable if not great Mexican Food”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Made the mistake of having Mexican food on consecutive nights (we ate at Dos Locos the night before). Maybe I was "Mexican-ed out".

In any event, we made a reservation, but it clearly wasn't needed. The place was empty. We were seated by a delightful waitress, who was a visitor from Bulgaria. She was VERY professional, friendly, made recommendations, and was extremely attentive. Kudos.

To be honest, I wanted to go easy on myself, since i ordered extra spicy burritos the night before and was still paying somewhat of a price. So take this review with the appropriate grain of salt.

Started out with Chips/Salsa and an order of Guacamole. The guac was delicious, but the salsa was unimaginative, watery, and the chips were bordering on stale.

Ordered a beef/steak burrito. It was tasty, as were the black beans and rice, but the portion was small and the burrito was tepid/warm.

Had a terrific pitcher of Sangria at half price ($20), though.......

To be honest, this review probably doesn't give the place its due. Had I not had Mexican food the night before, I might have liked this more....but there is no excuse for the chips/salsa and lukewarm entrees.

  • Visited September 2013
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