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Downtown Providence
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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10 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903-2402
+1 401-421-8226
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

OK, I reviewed this formerly excellent place a few months ago. Thought I would give one more try. Well, the food is worse. Grilled steak has been replaced with slow cooked, stringy, soupy, bland "spicy steak". Buffalo Chicken has been replaced with griddle "grilled" chicken with sauce squirted on it. Guacamole is a $2 upcharge, for a stingy dollop, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Cilantro started years ago in Providence, before most people in the area had heard of Chipotle. They did a good job, and actually got better over time exceeding Chipotle in selection and quality. That has changed as of late. The selection of proteins has become limited, and not as good. Not as good as it used to be, and not... More 

Thank culinarymatters
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

They have moved since last tine I visited. The new place at 100 Westminster is clean and friendly. Had the $1 taco special. Everything was fresh and tasty.

Thank W38Q
Eugene, OR
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280 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

I was alone and stopped in. e waitress(?) guided me through the bar of selections. I ordered a salad and added checken, black beans, cheese, and veggies. Quite a deal and enough for lunch the next day.

Westerly, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

We ordered lunch from our office and after just under two hours the food still was not delivered we called twice and finally left a message for the Manager. When the food arrived it was cold and not edible. They offered a 10% discount and still no Manager called back to apologize or offer a future discount. This is not... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Attending Johnson and Wales, the university directly across the street from Cilantro's, I often heard it's name being passed around as a decent Mexican restaurant that I finally decided to try last month during a lunch break. Walking in the door with a small group of friends, it appeared pretty empty-- which was welcome at the beginning of our 11:30... More 

Thank Andrew C
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

I would give this place a try the food is way better then Chiptole, you have more options to choose from and it's really good. I've had chipotle many times and sometimes it just ok. I've been here twice and it's as fresh as it can be and the brown rice is cooked just right unlike Chiptole who undercooks it.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

It's hard to believe people drive pass Cilantro's to eat at Taco Bell when this is better prices and better my leaps and bounds. A burrito packed to the max is under $8 and it's so filling it is well worth it. I love the tacos especially since you can mix it up and have a variety like beef, pork,... More 

1 Thank shoegal20
North Providence, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

I am not usually fond of tacos, but my husband loves Cilantro Mexican Grill, so I gave it try, too. I discovered that they offer pulled pork as one of the several meats to add to your creation, which the friendly staff prepares in front of you. I had never thought of having pulled pork in tacos. Those tacos are... More 

1 Thank Laura C
Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

The food is okay, but the PEOPLE are horrible. They are very rude, unhelpful and slow. It's too bad the service ruins everything.

Thank Des P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Downtown Providence
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-421-8226
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?