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El Cilantrillo Restaurant - Florida Mall, Orlando, FL

El Cilantrillo Restaurant - Florida Mall

4.3
4.3
337 Reviews
$30 and under
Puerto Rican
El Cilantrillo Restaurant está dedicado a ofrecer una gastronomía puertorriqueña en un ambiente familiar. Sirve los platos más exquisitos de su cultura, y utiliza como ingrediente principal el cilantrillo. Conocidos como: “La Casa del Afrentao”.

El Cilantrillo Restaurant is dedicated to offering Puerto Rican cuisine in a family atmosphere. It serves the most exquisite dishes of its culture, and uses cilantrillo as its main ingredient. We are: La Casa del Afrentao.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 730-5890

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 337 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LR

    LizR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hostess. Bartender made us perfect coconut mojitos, table was ready ontime, our server was outstanding appetizers and dinner delicious.
  2. MC

    MiguelC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The restaurant was nice however I was severely disappointed in the service that my party and I received. We waited over and hour for our main entrees but the child that was with us received their meal at the same time that we were brought our appetizers, so naturally they were finished way before we even got our meals. The waitress wasn't attentive and it seemed that she had to clear her own tables while serving ( which might be why the service was poor), however there is no excuse for why a manager never touched our table to even see how we were doing. The food was ok, but by the time we received it almost the whole party no longer wanted to eat, so most of us took our meals to go. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant if going for a special event, until there is better management and better training of their staff on proper serving techniques.
  3. JF

    JalissaFoodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Puerto Rican Cuisine. Big portions! Delicious selection…como se fuera en la isla! 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷
  4. RC

    RafaelC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The place is great but the music is to laud the food is great we like the flavor and the people. Thanks
  5. JV

    JeremieV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good visit. One of the best Puerto Rican 🇵🇷restaurants in the area and very classy as well. We liked the friendliness of the employees and the atmosphere. We were seated right away by Andrea and Juan which were very helpful at the front of the house. Food wise everyone on the table liked the food and the temperature. The food came approximately around 30 minutes with great compliments with the ribs such as rice, fries, and plantains. The ribs were not my favorite because they did not taste like guava and it wasn’t done with the peculiar taste buds. This establishment shouldn’t be expect to treat baby back ribs with care but the mashed plantains, skirt stake, fried casaba, and fried plantains. The other party with us ordered fried calamari which they did not find appealing because of the amount of breading that it had for the price. Our server Franklin was very polite and attentive to our needs which I was impressed to see. The store looks pretty empty on weekdays which would be better to visit so you won’t have to wait. Also if you have a party of 6 people try splitting it because it will cost you 18% of obligated gratuity. Suggestions: Revisit the bbq ribs and it’s flavor since quality is good but doesn’t show because of the lack of flavor. Revisit the appetizer quality which may affect later orders of the same. Overall we had a good visit and we would love to come back and experience others dishes, this is an establishment that knows how to cook.✅
  6. RR

    RosaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and we love the food!! High recommended!!
  7. JR

    JackieR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of options, delicious food. Quick and courteous service.
  8. SM

    SandraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the best Mijitos ever. Employees are super friendly.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    I am from out of town and this was my first time eating at this restaurant, the service was okay, but the food made up for it because it was absolutely delicious! I had the salmon and my fiancée had the steak and shrimp and both were amazing! Will definitely be back if I’m ever in town again !
  10. T

    Tweetymc

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    The server was awesome the front was horrible communication was bad We made a reservation for 12 and they only arrange for 10 when we went up to the front the girls where very rude very offensive just wanted to be Argumental and the server came solve the problem and everything went wonderful !
  11. DS

    DarlenisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me encantó. La comida es espectacular. Lo disfrutamos mucho. Gracias
  12. SM

    SuselleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La host debe ser mas amable y buscar opciones para que el cliente espere y disfrute de su rica comida.. El mesero 100% muy amableeeee! Colombiano
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration, our waiter were Nancy’s, who is wonderful, sweet and attentive. Food take a little longer to arrive to your table, but we was not in any rush so we did enjoy our food nice and hot.
  14. JR

    JRod

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Had reservations for 6pm arrived at 5:25pm. Requested to be seated earlier if possible. Despite they had plenty of empty tables. We Didn’t get seated until after 6pm. And that was because we approached the hostess to find out what was the hold up. We order aranitas for appetizer they were so crispy that they would crumble when trying to eat. We order the plantain soups flavor was good but soup was very watery when it supposed to be more on the thick side. Main course was delicious no complaints there.
  15. AR

    AnabelR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Hostess was rude. Two families, walked in with no reservations and were seated before those with reservations. Waiter was 15 minutes late to come to the table.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cena Familia
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    It was a family vacation…. 9 in this reservation….we had reservations for 5 wasn’t seated till 530pm… Service was slow and she wasn’t detailed oriented…. Wouldn’t come to check up on party or offer refills….we had to constantly request it… I ate here previously in December 2021 and the food was more flavorable….our food was slightly cold when served!! I was disappointed because I really hyped this restaurant to my family…. This is constructive criticism… I don’t get the change from December to May….
  18. ZR

    ZulmaR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good l.. food, music, service....Awesome 👌
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thought the very best Puerto Rican food in the central Florida area was to be found solely at "Mela Bakery. Boy were we wrong! El Cilantrillo is at the same location where the old Outback Steakhouse used to be next to Florida Mall used. The decor has been updated, very clean, impeccable and the food is as the old KFC commercial used to say, "finger licking good!" Specialities rarely round elsewhere such as "Pionono" and "Arroz Manposteado" were -don't kill me here- a notch better than en la Isla Borinqueña itself. Lively, full of energy and the birthday ritual is unlike anything I've seen. Fernando our server became a family friend on the spot. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
  20. AL

    ArleneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo lo que se come en el lugar es riquísimo, un sabor exclusivo
  21. L

    Loopy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were awesome, food was delicious and a great value and, waitress was totally sweet!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decided to give the restaurant a second chance hoping that the last instance was a fluke. Well I’m glad it was! This time my wife and I met with close friends who were in FLA from NY and the food was amazing. I had the salmon, my wife and our friend had the stuffed churasco with shrimp and they love it! Her husband had the trifongo with chicken and he was blown away by the flavor. We ordered the tostones filled with chicken and shrimp as appetizers and sorullos which is cornmeal friend with cheese filled and we also order acapurrias. All in all this was a wonderful experience and the food was amazing. Thank God for second chances! 👍🏽👍🏽
  23. MR

    MirnaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Franklin was awesome. Very attentive. Our food was delicious as well.
  24. F

    Fajardo

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food. the hostes was a bit annoying. Place had lots of open tables, reservations was for 8, got there at 7:30 and told me I had to wait for the people that were waiting with out reservations. She was also telling walk in there was 1hr wait with so many open tables and when I left many tables didn't even get used. Fajardo
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it and have a great time with family.Thanks to Luz was the best waitress.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio, meseros amables, comida deliciosa, buen precio y excelentes porciones.
  27. J

    James

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebratin Family
  28. R

    Rosario

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Our server, Franklin, was very attentive and nice. The food was delicious. We will definitely return again.
  29. YC

    YulemnyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, loved the food & live music. Had a great family dinner
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    My birthday was ruined. We arrived and were seated. 30 minutes past before we were greeted and many of the servers were staring at our table as if something was wrong with us. Then we ordered our food and drinks. We received our drinks in reasonable time but our appetizers took an additional 25 mins and our main course came out after and hour. My husbands food was done incorrectly. He told the server multiple times to place sauce on the side instead of placing the sauce on top. Then another server just kept trying to push the dish onto us. I spoke to the manager and all he did was send out a sloppy plate of birthday flan, have the employees sing happy birthday, and give a $7.50 discount. Very disappointing.
  31. ID

    IvyD

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very special birthday gathering 🎂
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    There’s one thing that I find poor. And would be the Service. We were seated and waited awhile. Then a server came and said that he would take our order because our server would be with us in a few. Well. We didn’t even get to see out server till it was time to take out plates away. This is probably my 6th time coming and there always seems to be a problem with the service.. the food though, alway delicious.
  33. CG

    CynthiaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional, Great ambience amazing service. Food tasted very authentic similar to the Island ! Definitely recommend everyone to try it out.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We made a reservation for 4:00P we got there around 4:10P our waitress got our drinks pretty quick and we were able to get our grandson his food. After this it was downhill from there… 2 hours later we get our meals and my meal was lukewarm and my wife’s mofongo de camarones was ok at best. Had no flavor. The sad part was that we had gone the week before to the Semoran Restaurant and it was great! Food and all… I guess we won’t be patronizing this restaurant again. Waiting 2 hours for food is completely ridiculous!
  35. A

    Ash02

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was awesome , and our server Luz amazing!
  36. WZ

    WandaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy buen servicio a la llegada , comidas exquisitas y las bebidas en su gran punto el mojito ufff love it!! Nuestro mesero Briayhan muy atento. Recomiendo el lugar!
  37. NA

    NorlixA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nancy was amazing The live music and atmosphere was awesome
  38. JC

    JorCar

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nancy was our server who was very helpful explaining the menu.. she was very professional, prompt and friendly
  39. A

    Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server, whose name escapes my mind at this time, was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved “Fernando” aka Luis. He was great and recommend dishes that tasted amazing!!! We definitely will be back. ☺️

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

El Cilantrillo Restaurant - Florida Mall is rated 4.3 stars by 337 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for El Cilantrillo Restaurant - Florida Mall

1301 Florida Mall Ave Orlando, FL 32809-7731

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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