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#243 of 2,963 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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338 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0A8, Canada (4th St SW)
+1 403-229-1177
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I had never been to this place before, and my wife booked a reservation at the last minute so we could escape from our captors (read children) for a few hours. Atmosphere was perfect. Dim lighting, but not so dim that it was annoying. quiet. no annoyingly loud music. we sat at the front of the house, which had amazing... More 

Thank Adam S
Level Contributor
123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Special Romantic Night with food. What more could you ask for(hey, let's keep this family friendly!)? Tonight, Cilantro was providing us with a five course pre-planned meal. Tonight was a busy night for the crew at the restaurant, which will figure into their score tonight. We booked this weeks in advance but could only get an 8:00pm sitting. Arrival was... More 

Thank Simballa
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I would have never known this restaurant was here but my friend certainly did. We had a five course meal and thoroughly enjoyed all the attention from the staff. The food was good and well priced.

Thank 39Cocoa
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

A great menu - not huge numbers of choices, but enough and varied enough in starters, salads, entrees and deserts. A good wine list. My suckling pig rack was mouth watering and melting with superb flavour. We shared a starter (Alberta beef sliced thinly with trimmings) and found it delicious. Almost no room for desert! Price very reasonable. If you... More 

Thank JohnDB111237
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I've been looking forward to this place for awhile because of its beautiful patio, but it under delivered on most fronts. Despite having reservations for the patio, they seemed to have lost the reservation and we were seated at a wriggly table right beside 17th ave. Between the volume on the patio and the noise from the street, we couldn't... More 

Thank Scholarjae
Banff, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very nice restaurant good atmosphere friendly staff, my only complaint is I did feel the service was a little slow waiting a bit long to order deserts and food, we weren't after a quick meal or anything but the whole thing took 2.5 hours which is longer then expected to dine here. The food was good and everything was good,... More 

Thank F33DB4CK
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I've been here in several ocasions yet I haven't posted a review before (and I don't know why) anyways, to make a long story short this is (and has been for many years) an amazing place to go for lunch, supper or just drinks! it is also very romantic if you feel like taking a significant other!

Thank Oscar F
Calgary, AB
Level Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! Ate here last night and it was fantastic. We have enjoyed other CRMR restaurants and this one is every bit as good as the others. The restaurant is small and has some tables upstairs but there was a private party upstairs so we didn't see this space. The atmosphere was convivial and the staff lovely. Everything about the food... More 

Thank Wysiwyg45
Cacapava, SP
Level Contributor
156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I went to Cilantro after checking a couple os reviews online.. I was surprised to see how small and simple the restaurant looked inside. Despite that, food was pretty good. I ordered the empanadas that tasted very fresh, hubby had the big size lamb and I had the Elk gnocchi, both of them very good. The highlight of my dinner... More 

Thank Mariana_9
Level Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Haven't been for years and years, and finally go back to find it was fantastic still. We shared the suckling pig empanadas, they were good but the tomatillo salsa and yellow Mole made them great! My wife had the black pepper linguine which she said was good and I had a pulled elk flatbread pizza which I thought was fantastic.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0A8, Canada
    (4th St SW)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mission
  • Neighbourhood: Mission
  • Phone Number: +1 403-229-1177

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Duluth, Minnesota
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?