Cilantro Cocina Mexicana

★★★☆☆
  • 18755 Dixie Hwy

    Homewood, IL 60430

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  • 708-798-3500

About Cilantro Cocina Mexicana

Hours
Daily 11am-10:30pm ; Open 7 Days

Food

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The food was great. Prices are very reasonable.
Nice atmosphere...something for everyone

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★★★★☆

The food was great. Prices are very reasonable.
Nice atmosphere...something for everyone

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Having seen this place on the TV show Check Please I thought I'd give it a shot. Wow, what a mistake.

Nasty food, warm beer, sickening Margaritas clearly from a bottled mix, noisy room... somebody stop me.

Their refrigerator was struggling or some such excuse so we were given a glass full of ice with our beers to be used to ""chill"" the glass. Yeah right, that'll work.

Just to be complete, we had Queso Fundido as an appetizer. It came out on a shallow plate, not the usual deeper container. The cheese was cheap, and a small dollop of chorizo was thrown in the middle without even being mixed in - nice. The flavor was not good.

My benchmark for Mexican food is always the mole dishes. The mole at cilantro was horrible. Little spice, no depth of flavor, and a canned flavor.

We couldn't get out of there fast enough. Stay far far away.

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★☆☆☆☆

Having seen this place on the TV show Check Please I thought I'd give it a shot. Wow, what a mistake.

Nasty food, warm beer, sickening Margaritas clearly from a bottled mix, noisy room... somebody stop me.

Their refrigerator was struggling or some such excuse so we were given a glass full of ice with our beers to be used to ""chill"" the glass. Yeah right, that'll work.

Just to be complete, we had Queso Fundido as an appetizer. It came out on a shallow plate, not the usual deeper container. The cheese was cheap, and a small dollop of chorizo was thrown in the middle without even being mixed in - nice. The flavor was not good.

My benchmark for Mexican food is always the mole dishes. The mole at cilantro was horrible. Little spice, no depth of flavor, and a canned flavor.

We couldn't get out of there fast enough. Stay far far away.

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Whoever is cooking at Cilantro does not grasp Mexican cooking. For the basics (burritos, tacos, etc), Cilantro does an OK job. I ordered Chiles Rellenos, which is a traditional Mexican dish. It was not very good. My chiles were soggy, and there was nothing in the cheese to anchor it in the chili, so whenever I cut into it a blob of cheese would plop out onto my plate, surrounded by soggy poblano juice. Also, the beans were canned, and the salsa was more mild than Tostitos.\r
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I really dont have a problem with canned beans if youre cooking at home and dont feel like taking 5 hours to make some refried beans. But if Im plunking down $10+ for a meatless entree, there had better be some house refried beans on my plate.\r
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The tragedy of it all: their margaritas are AWESOME! So if youre in the Homewood/Flossmoor area and you need a margarita, check out Cilantro. Unless its Sunday, or after about 9:30PM. Cilantro is only open until 10 Mon-Thur and Saturday, 11PM on Fridays. Otherwise, Pepe's sadly has better Mexican food.

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★★☆☆☆

Whoever is cooking at Cilantro does not grasp Mexican cooking. For the basics (burritos, tacos, etc), Cilantro does an OK job. I ordered Chiles Rellenos, which is a traditional Mexican dish. It was not very good. My chiles were soggy, and there was nothing in the cheese to anchor it in the chili, so whenever I cut into it a blob of cheese would plop out onto my plate, surrounded by soggy poblano juice. Also, the beans were canned, and the salsa was more mild than Tostitos.\r
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I really dont have a problem with canned beans if youre cooking at home and dont feel like taking 5 hours to make some refried beans. But if Im plunking down $10+ for a meatless entree, there had better be some house refried beans on my plate.\r
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The tragedy of it all: their margaritas are AWESOME! So if youre in the Homewood/Flossmoor area and you need a margarita, check out Cilantro. Unless its Sunday, or after about 9:30PM. Cilantro is only open until 10 Mon-Thur and Saturday, 11PM on Fridays. Otherwise, Pepe's sadly has better Mexican food.

Pros: Margaritas

Cons: Pretty much everything else

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The food is great, love the black bean tacos The Sangria is Awesome. I would recommend this place to anyone needing a Mexican food fix. The outdoor patio is super nice and I love the way it decorated

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★★★★☆

The food is great, love the black bean tacos The Sangria is Awesome. I would recommend this place to anyone needing a Mexican food fix. The outdoor patio is super nice and I love the way it decorated

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