Cilantro Menu

Welcome to Cilantro’s menu listing. Expect to see new background information about all of our dishes offered in the near future. Cilantro boasts bold flavor inspired by a traditional Mexican cuisine foundation. Executive Chef, Esther Marin, conceives all of the dishes herself, in an effort to provide Salem MA with the absolute best in fine fusion cuisine. Come dine with us!

Additional Menu Information

» Drink Menu in .PDF format.
» Lunch Menu in .PDF format.
» Taco Tuesday Menu in .PDF format.

    • Small Plates

    • Banderillas Ahogadas

      Banderillas Ahogadas

      8.50

      Crispy corn tortillas filled with chicken and topped with spicy sauce and sour cream

    • Guacamole

      Guacamole

      7.00

      Mouth watering fresh avocado dip, served with a basket of homemade corn tortilla chips

    • Chihuahua Nachos

      Chihuahua Nachos

      9.00

      Crispy tortilla chips topped with melted chihuahua cheese and garnished with pico de gallo.
      With chicken, beef, or both 11.50

    • Empandas (4)

      Empandas (4)

      10.00

      Corn dough stuffed with ground beef and served with spicy sauce and beans

    • Jalapeños Rellenos

      Jalapeños Rellenos

      7.00

      Mild jalapeño peppers stuffed with cheddar cheese and fried to perfection

    • Salads

    • Ensalada de la Casa

      Ensalada de la Casa

      6.50

      Fresh mixed greens topped with pico de gallo, guacamole, and queso fresco

    • Ensalada Cilantro

      Ensalada Cilantro

      11.00

      Fresh mixed green, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, and peppers topped with pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, and queso fresco. Served with choice of chicken &/or beef. With shrimp 14.00

    • Ensalada de Fresas

      Ensalada de Fresas

      9.50

      Fresh green mix and strawberries garnished with caramelized almonds and feta cheese dressed in an aged balsamic. With chicken 11.50

    • From the Sea

    • Gambas a la Plancha

      Gambas a la Plancha

      19.00

      Jumbo shrimp sautéed in your choice of green tomatillo sauce, jalapeño and tomato sauce, or chipotle pepper sauce

    • Gambas Rellenas

      Gambas Rellenas

      20.00

      Fresh jumbo shrimp stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon, and fried. Served with rice, salad, and a spicy sauce on the side

    • Filete de Pescado

      Filete de Pescado

      18.00
      19.00
      20.00
      25.00

      Choice of fresh fish, grilled and sautéed in a spicy homemade sauce of your choosing.

      Tilapia
      Salmon
      Huachinango
      Halibut

    • Traditional Entrees

    • Enchiladas

      Enchiladas

      16.50

      Soft corn tortillas filled with your choice of shredded chicken, beef, or chihuahua cheese

    • Memela

      Memela

      15.75

      Round corn dough layered with refried beans, rajas poblanas, shredded chicken, and chihuahua cheese and topped with pico de gallo

    • Fajita Cilantro

      Fajita Cilantro

      18.00

      Your choice of broiled beef and/or grilled chicken. Served with quesadillas, seasoned rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo.
      With shrimp 20.00 / combo with shrimp 25.00

    • Carne Asada

      Carne Asada

      18.50

      Broiled flank steak served with rice, beans, rajas poblanas, guacamole, and pico de gallo

    • Tacos Dorados

      Tacos Dorados

      15.50

      Crispy corn tortillas studded with shredded chicken and topped with sour cream, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, hot sauce, and queso fresco

    • Chile Relleno

      Chile Relleno

      16.50

      Battered and cheese stuffed poblano pepper cooked topped with two spicy sauces

    • Sides

    • Arroz Blanco

      3.00
    • Arroz Rojo

      3.00
    • Frijoles Negros Refritos

      2.00
    • Side House Salad

      3.50
    • Guacamolito

      2.00

      Small side of guacamole

    • Pico de Gallo

      2.00
      4.00

      Small or Large side of our fresh tomato, jalapeño & onion salsa (large served with homemade chips)

    • Rajas Poblanas

      5.00

      Poblano pepper strips sautéed with onions

    • Rajas Rancheras

      4.00

      Jalapeño pepper strips sautéed with onions

    • Vegetables

      2.75

      Fresh steamed medley of broccoli, cauliflower, summer squash, and bell peppers

    • Small Plates Cont'd

    • Quesadillas

      Quesadillas

      8.00

      Folded flour tortilla stuffed with melted cheese.
      With chicken 9.00, tinga 9.50, shrimp 9.50, vegetarian 8.50

    • Queso Fundido

      Queso Fundido

      8.00

      Melted Chihuahua cheese served with tortillas or chips.
      With chorizo, mushrooms, or rajas poblanas 9.50

    • Indio

      Indio

      9.50

      Delicious double deck flour tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken, melted chihuahua cheese, rajas poblanas, and topped with fresh guacamole

    • Tamales

      Tamales

      11.00

      Corn dough steam cooked and stuffed with shredded chicken and a mild sauce. Serviced with refried beans.

    • Ceviche

      Ceviche

      10.50

      Raw seafood medley of crabmeat, shrimp, and scallops marinated in a spicy citrus based tomato sauce and garnished with fresh pico de gallo.

    • Soups

    • Sopa de Tortilla

      Sopa de Tortilla

      4.00
      6.50

      Tortilla strips and shredded chicken in a mild tomato broth

    • Sopa de Frijol

      Sopa de Frijol

      4.00
      6.50

      Cream of black bean with sliced bacon, sour cream, and queso fresco

    • Crema Poblano

      Crema Poblano

      4.00
      6.50

      Spicy cream of poblano soup missed with corn and melted chihuahua cheese, garnished with queso fresco and strips of crispy tortilla

    • Sauces

    • Bechamel

      Light cream based sauce spiced with fresh habanero peppers and garnished with mushrooms

    • Chipotle

      Pureed chipotle pepper and tomatoes blended for a rich and spicy based sauce

    • Morita

      Smoked morita peppers, naturally flavored with a hint of fruit, combined with a light cream for a spicy and full bodied sauce

    • Veracruzana

      Traditional sautéed sauce made with a flavorful combination of fresh tomatoes, spicy serrano and jalapeño peppers, onions, and olives

    • Meat

    • Tampiqueña

      Tampiqueña

      23.50

      Filet mignon strips broiled and served with enchiladas, rice, beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo

    • Cilantro D' Invierno

      Cilantro D' Invierno

      22.00

      Grilled flank steak layered with refried black beans, melted chihuahua cheese, and a garnish of chipotle pepper sauce

    • Cortadillo

      Cortadillo

      19.00

      Beef tenderloin tips cooked in your choice of tomatillo, jalapeño and tomato sauce, or chipotle pepper sauce

    • Albondigas al Chipotle

      Albondigas al Chipotle

      17.75

      Cheese stuffed meatballs cooked in a spicy smoked chipotle sauce with potatoes

    • Puerco con Chile Pasilla

      Puerco con Chile Pasilla

      18.50

      Boneless pork chops topped with fresh pineapple, melted chihuahua cheese, and garnished with smoked pasilla sauce

    • Chicken

    • Chipotle a la Naranja

      19.00

      Boneless chicken breast grilled in a spicy and buttery orange based chipotle sauce

    • Pollo Relleno

      Pollo Relleno

      20.00

      Chicken breast stuffed with ham, rajas poblanas, and onions, served over a light tomato and habanero cream sauce

    • Mole de Puebla

      Mole de Puebla

      19.50

      Chicken breast with a mild smoky chile sauce made with herbs, nuts, and garnished with sesame seeds

*Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.
*Be advised consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.