Cilantro Cocina de Mexico

120 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach
(302) 226-1000

Recent Reviews

Heather M.

Stopped in with a party of 8 last weekend. The hostess was wonderful and got us seated right away. 7 of us shared a huge pitcher of margaritas and the wait staff made sure we had our choice of salted or unsalted glasses. I instead had a Caipirinha that was perfection! I wasn't in the mood for anything heavy so I opted for the Tostadas Marineras that was fresh, and so very flavorful! It was two crispy tortillas topped with fish and shrimp ceviche, avocado and crema sauce. I loved it so much...I hugged the hostess. Everyone seemed to love their meals and they took great care of us all night. Easy 5 stars!

Paul D.

We'd been to a Mexican restaurant in nearby Lewes but wanted to try Cilantro. The service was excellent with outdoor seating av as liable and a great selection of authentic Mexican foods, including vegetarian options which I've been favoring lately. It is conveniently located je as r the boardwalk. This won't be my last visit there check it out!


Flys everywhere. Spent most of my time swatting them. No water served. Had to ask for napkins. Meal for two was expensive, but little food provided. Did not replace used utensils, instead removed them from plate and dropped them on the table.

Franklin M.

Got there around 4 on a Saturday Place was kinda slow... Flies were everywhere We order Carne asada medium and medium rare Both were over cooked... our server was ok not really friendly but wasn't rude either just blah. Can't say never but not planning to come back

Matthew T.

Wonderful restaurant we found while walking around. We stopped in for their grilled octopus special and stayed for the rest of the food which was all delicious and with a beautiful presentation. Also they have VERY good prices, especially considering they are in a prime location in a tourist town. If you want food Mexican food definitely check this place out!

Sue Diener

Fabulous food and service was wonderful.

Marky Tavera

Well I have the privilege to know the owner! And we are from the same town, lovely place delicious food, strongly recommend this place if you ever have a chance to come here , 100% mexican food

Faith Foresta

Amazing amazing amazing!! The food tastes so flavorful and fresh. the chorizo enchiladas are one of the best foods I've ever had!

Lorena N.

Authentic Mexican food with a professional and courteous customer service. We started with a corn on the cob with cheese, butter and dried Chile. Great flavor! I ordered the Enchiladas Poblanas and the flavor was exquisite. A unique blend between sweet and spicy. Last but not lease the guava Margarita was beyond delicious! I will definitely come back!

Ben M.

On vacation with some friends and returned this year again for happy hour. Again, it's hands down the best deal out there. $6 margaritas, $5 sangria, $3 tacos, and $8 nachos. Frank was our bartender agin and provided outstanding service. He's a lot of fun and made sure we never ran out of drinks or food. The kitchen ran out of beef for the tacos, which was a bummer, but goes to show how good they are!

Jerry G.

We came here again. I had the octopus appetizer. It was the most tender octopus I've had in Rehoboth. Guacamole was very flavorful. The chips were nice and light. Shrimp dinner was excellent

Danielle Borelli

First time visit. Fantastic service. Excellent food from start to finish. Authentic Mexican cuisine. Quality ingredients, freshly prepared, and perfectly seasoned. Everything was fresh and a perfect combination of flavors.


Quickly seated on their rear patio and happy to get a table for our party of 10. Service was great and the food excellent. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable.

Carlos Danger

The food is mediocre and overpriced. This may pass for drunk college kids and tourists at a beach town.

Guiovana Chavez

The food was good. Nice people and nice environment.

Amana C.

Great Mexican food! We had a blast when we came here with the family. This is such a fun, upbeat restaurant with so much soul. Loved everything about our experience here. Mexican pizza is a must try.

Vinky Pathak

I liked it because there are things for kids and adults. The only flaw I have with this restaurant is the music. It is too loud so we have to yell.

Jeannie D

Took my husband and son for dinner. It was fabulous. The chips and salsa were fresh. Our dinners were amazing. I got the mahi mahi tacos and my husband got the steak tacos. So flavorful and fresh. Not greasy! The rice even had some veggies like carrots hidden it. Our waiter was wonderful and full of conversation. We plan on coming back for our anniversary weekend!

Calvin Lloyd

I've not had a meal here but I wanted to give a 5 star review for the margaritas. When the bartender tells you that he makes the best margaritas and mojitos in town, believe him! They're fantastic!

Jose Vasquez Jr

Delicious food, great service! Food was a little pricey, but it was great. Happy I decided to try this place.

Karen Lege

Very pleasant wait staff. Food was really good. I would go here again!


Cilantro is a excellent Mexican restaurant. The burritos and tacos are excellent and I'd advise eating here.5 stars

Sarah L.

DELICIOUS FOOD and SUBERB STAFF! Our waiter was THE BEST! No joke. He was friendly, made jokes, knew when to come to the table and when to observe from afar. Food was also great and so were the margaritas. One of the best "out to eat" experiences we have had.

Felipe J.

It looked ok but we (my mother and I) came in and we're new. The sign on a take out menu said open 7 days a week from 9 am so with the front door wide open we walked in. We asked some lady if the were open and got one of the more rudest responses. "No, I am mopping." This is coming from and manger or owner. Who ever doesn't matter. I work in the restaurant business and I know that is not they way you talk to a potential costumer. And her excuse was it's an old menu. Lost our business before we could even try the food.

Gabriela Hudson G.

This place is really amazing!!! I went there and I was craving "chilaquiles" a very traditional Mexican dish that is usually served for breakfast, it was almost 5 pm and that wasn't on the menu, I asked the Server which is a very good server (he's a male I don't remember his name) if that could be made, Oout of no where Gladys, the awesome Gladys comes and tells me, "no one Can do those at this time except me, I'm going to stop doing whatever im doing and I'm going to get in the kitchen and cook them for you" I was surprised, After her grandmas recipes and the legacy She now has, she didn't doubt one second to get her hands in and make them only for one person (me). The food was amazing, the drinks are incredible, the service is impecable! Gladys thank you for making me feel super special!!! I'll always come back!!! Sending you guys the best from DC! Gabriela

Brian K.

Despite the restaurant being slow, the hostess took a solid 5 minutes to greet us. We were then seated with no silverware and our food arrived. Our server disappeared and we had no real chance to ever ask. The next time someone from Cilantro came by, it was the hostess asking us to move so she could seat a table next to us.... as we scrambled, the party waiting to be seated pointed at the three other empty tables and said let's go there-- there's no reason to move them. I'd write about the food, but it wasn't as memorable as the service.

Becca J.

Amazing ceviche, best mojitos in Rehoboth made by Francisco! Great guacamole and tacos. Everything is fresh and homemade. Definitely recommend.

Danielle W.

Owner continued to say tables were reserved, but when asked earlier, the staff communicated they do not take reservations. The food did not have a lot of flavor.

Jebediah L.

Stopped in on a Monday night here for dinner with my girlfriend. Our server did an excellent job despite not speaking English as a first language. The food was simply delicious and filling. We each got mixed drinks (slightly pricey but comparable to other surrounding places) which were enjoyable. Overall it was a delightful experience and I would be happy to go back.

Sarah S.

Stopped in twice during our vacation. The first time we had a larger party and sat at a big table in the back. The second time it was later in the evening and we sat out front so we could watch the people passing by on the street. Both times had wonderful wait staff, attentive, friendly with a side of good humor thrown in too! The food was delicious, quite an array of options ta boot. I had the pollo en salsa cilantro which was delicious, I had to have it the second time too :-) Definitely recommend Cilantro!


Authentic Mexican dishes and the best chicken mole north of Mexico. . Grilled octopus was fantastic. The simpler dishes like burritos and tacos are so much better than the usual.


Authentic Mexican dishes and the best chicken mole north of Mexico. Grilled octopus was fantastic. The simpler dishes like burritos and tacos are so much better than the usual.

Miguel Arroyo

Great food. Great portions. Everything is homemade and you can tell. Definitely eat here! Also great happy hour drinks.

Bob West

Upscale ingredients Mexican food. Good prices. Comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor seating on Avenue available. Mexico City not Tijauana fare.

Abby S.

The food, service, and drinks were amazing. Our party of seven was seated right away and immediately met our server Ike. Everyone in my party loved their food. The prices were comparable to others in the area.

Kris T.

Needed some dinner after a long day on the beach, and we all agreed on Mexican food, which landed us here. We were sat pretty quick for how packed it was at 7pm. Drinks: Excellent!! I had a mojito and my gf and her mom had mixed tequila drinks. One was fancied up with a cinnamon stick, and another was fancied up with lime and ginger. We all shared sips and enjoyed all the flavors!!! Food: Between us, we ordered Delicia Dr Portabella, Tacos de Pescado (Fish), and Tacos al Pastor (Pork). We also shared the house guacamole with chips. We were so stuffed once finished. Everything was perfect and the flavors were mouthwatering!! Everyone knows of the Pavlov dog conditioning right....that was me with the food!! Best Mexican food I've had in a long time!!

Mike H., service, everything. Everything is fresh. The food came quickly. Enchiladas and fish tacos were basic, which I liked. Great flavor. Get some guacamole with your chips.

Eric Zimpfer

Best margaritas at the beach. Service is always great, and the food is very good. Much more fine dining than most authentic Mexican restaurants.

Betsy Lamond

Great food always, mole is the best

Kaitlyn Prince

Delicious food, amazing mojitos and the friendliest staff! Our server Isaac made our dining experience unforgettable. He was attentive and very personable.