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Dine by the Ocean at Cilantro’s in Mazatlán

April 17, 2024

Mazatlán, a vibrant city on Mexico's Pacific Coast, enchants visitors with its rich history, golden beaches, and undeniable charm. Nestled along the famed Zona Dorada, or Golden Zone, Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán offers a luxurious beachfront escape with a bevy of premier amenities and stand-out dining establishments. At the heart of this paradise lies Cilantro's, a restaurant that celebrates the city’s culinary spirit through its use of fresh, local ingredients and breathtaking ocean views.

Upon stepping into Cilantro’s, guests encounter a modern, inviting dining room that seamlessly blends with its stunning beachfront setting. The terrace-style seating, with a wall of windows opening to the sea, feels like al fresco dining and is a can’t-miss experience during your resort stay. It’s perfect for savoring a delicious meal while you enjoy gentle ocean breezes. Take the virtual tour.

As for the experts who deliver the flavor, they are deeply dedicated to showcasing the very best of the region’s bounty. These talented chefs build their dishes from the ground up, relying on ingredients from local farms, fishermen, and vendors. Every dish exemplifies the culinary team’s devotion to freshness and authenticity.

And what better way to celebrate this pearl of a city than with its most famous export: shrimp? Cilantro's menu proudly features the delectable crustacean in a variety of tempting iterations.  Whether you prefer it breaded and fried, sautéed with garlic and butter, or starring in a classic scampi or fritter, every dish that comes out of the kitchen is made to tantalize your taste buds.

But the menu at this beloved restaurant goes well beyond shrimp. With its diverse selection of fresh seafood dishes and international favorites, all prepared with a touch of Mexican flair, you can order anything from succulent steaks and flavorful soups to decadent desserts. There's something to satisfy every craving. The Pueblo Bonito flan infused with Grand Marnier and the decadent Mazatlán-style banana cream pie are guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

This isn't just a dinnertime destination. Sunday brunch makes weekend mornings come alive with delectable options that elevate the concept of a leisurely meal. Just like the dinner menu, the brunch offerings showcase Cilantro's dedication to fresh, local ingredients used as the foundation that makes the Baja California recipes stand up so well. As a result, the fresh seasonal menu changes weekly. Expect to find fluffy buttermilk pancakes drizzled with local honey, crispy Belgian waffles topped with a cascade of fresh seasonal fruit, and eggs prepared to your liking.

Cilantro's proudly celebrates Mexico’s rich culinary heritage. For a truly unique experience, try the Mutuleños eggs — poached in a vibrant tomato sauce and served with fried plantains — or the Ranchero eggs — sizzling on a crispy corn tortilla and perfect when dipped in a fiery hot sauce. For those seeking a heartier option, the Enchiladas Potosinas stuffed with fresh cheese and smothered in a mouthwatering guajillo sauce or the Chilaquiles featuring tender chicken bathed in a creamy green sauce are guaranteed to satisfy.

No meal at Cilantro's is complete without indulging in the restaurant’s oceanfront views. As you savor your meal, take a moment to appreciate the turquoise waters stretching before you and the gentle rhythm of the waves lapping at the shore. Cilantro's full bar and extensive wine list provide the perfect complement to the multi-sensory experience. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail as you watch the sunset paint the sky in fiery hues or unwind with a glass of wine while listening to the gentle sounds of the ocean under a star-filled sky.

Cilantro's is more than just a restaurant; it's an experience that captures Mazatlán's vibrant essence. From the dedication to fresh, local ingredients to the celebration of regional flavors, it proposes a deliciously satisfying journey. Book your table today and experience the magic for yourself.