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El Cilantro

764 13th St, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-2308
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (2 reviews)
“fish tacos” (2 reviews)
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764 13th St, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-2308
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All dishes have a handcrafted flavor that is second to none! Look no further for your new favorite Mexican resturaunt!

Thank bajasarah
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

On the recommendation of a local Border Patrol agent, my colleagues and I headed to El Cilantro for dinner. The generous portions mentioned by other reviewers did not disappoint. The man in our group with the big appetite had his fill with a single burrito...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I remember going here when it was a tiny hole in the wall, and even now they still have great food for what you pay for. When I have a craving for mexican food, this is where I go.

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Dined here about a dozen times. Food was good, but this restaurant has steadily improved. Always clean, and serves the best of Mexican food. So good, that I am writing this review. Great service, fresh food. Try the Caldo Res- super. Excellent Salza bar.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 16 November 2016

These burritos are no joke - I mean 2-3 Lbs of food in there, they're big! El Cilantro also has some of the best salsa's in San Diego - some are very spicy too, if you like that kind of thing... and I do. I...More

Thank neights
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Was recommended this place by family. I felt the Pollo Asada was dry, and the service wasn't very helpful or friendly. They seemed rushed, and in a hurry.

Thank pkgordon
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Go here for the big burrito. But don't think you can eat it by yourself. I don't mean to be rude, but that is just how big this massive burrito really is. You can always take it home to share or eat for a couple...More

Thank Kenneth G
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Hands down best surf and turf burrito, made with El Cilantros special chipotle sauce. A must while in San Diego, worth the drive from Coronado to Imperial Beach to get it! Diablo sauce at the bar also a must try!

Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Had lunch and was very amazed on the portion and quality of food. Wow!! Could not believe the great price for the huge proportion of food. Great place to go!

Thank brutus43615
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Best place In imperial beach 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Go try out the food . Delicious ..... Go check them out !!!!!!!!always a place to take the family

Thank LaLo E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 764 13th St, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-2308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Imperial Beach