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1934 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3066
+1 831-761-2161
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (7 reviews)
“chili verde” (3 reviews)
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1934 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3066
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here the other Tuesday night to celebrate a birthday. They charge to bring in your own cake. Understandable. I'm not sure how to PC say this but this is a more watered down version of a Mexican restaurant in Watsonville which is probably...More

Thank sonny345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, fair prices. Clean reliable and friendly staff! The food was very fresh and there is a wide variety to choose from. Perhaps what it's lacking in uniqueness it makes up for in reliability of quality.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Our softball team had an hour to get lunch and then get on the field. Server took good care of us and got our food out fast after we informed her about the need to be back on the field in one hour. Food was...More

Thank Mats G
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The wife and I usually have our lunch or dinner dates here. We love the food the service is hit or miss you can tell who the great workers are and the one that are not. The past few times the bussers were the ones...More

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and I was excited to try their food as their chips and salsa was very good but was disappointed with our meals. I ordered the sopa with chili Verde and chili relleno combo both of which should have been crispy and...More

Thank Mimi201
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I went with the take out option due to the music being pretty loud. I got their carne asada with homemade tortilla's. With staying right across the street the food was plenty hot and was decent. This has been my first time being asked how...More

Thank Berries1
Johann E, Owner at Cilantros, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm happy to hear you found Cilantro's to be conveniently located next to where you were staying and decided to try us out. We love creating authentic Mexican food, so it's great to...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Cilantros is always good food, for special or when you can't bear to cook. One downside is the margaritas are weak and from a mix

Thank Serafina1313
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My girl friend and I really enjoyed their special, snapper ceviche...it could have been a meal!! Very tasty, we want to go back and have that after work with a drink, so good!!

Thank Jmaggie128
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food is okay standard Mexican food. Their salsa is very good, though. They have two radio stations that come in for happy hour on Tues. and Weds. that give away prizes, that is fun.

Thank bki2017
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Went there for lunch because it was fairly near the Home Depot and we needed some parts for a project. Very pleasant environment and service was excellent. Food was tasty but not much like Mexican food in Mexico. More like an upscale Taco Bell. I'll...More

Thank Halems
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4 March 2017|
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Response from GARY F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I have called in an order for pick up. Call them at: 831.761.2161 An enjoyable meal every time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1934 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3066
    (Green Valley Road)
  • Public Transportation: A city bus stop is available in front of the restaurant on Main Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 831-761-2161
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In the tradition of El Palomar Santa Cruz, Cilantros has set a standard in Mexican cuisine by combining authentic homemade recipes from the sunny state of Michoacan in Southern Mexico, with the unique abundance of locally grown produce and fresh caught seafood available in the Monterey Bay.
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