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Cilantro's Story



In 2006, owner, Yampier Santana, came to the United States from his native country Cuba with the dream of opening his own restaurant. Without delay, for the next 12 years he bounced around different restaurants gaining experience employed in various positions. He soaked in the different methods of cooking, management, and customer service. Eventually, after years of training and hard work, he knew it was time to open his own place. It is then when the perfect opportunity arose in the western Howard County area. After contemplation and talking to the locals it was apparent the town of Glenelg was sparse concerning restaurants and really deserved some Latin flair. So, he decided to take the risk and invest in a property available. After a complete renovation we are proud to announce that Cilantro's Neighborhood Cantina will be open for business at or around July 27th, 2019. We are proud to serve Glenelg and the greater Howard county area fresh, authentic, Latin cuisine cooked from the heart.  

Food from scratch made with local ingredients

All of Cilantro's food is made 100 % from scratch, meant to bring back memories of your Abuelita's cooking. With that being said, we also realize the importance of fresh ingredients and supporting your local farms. So we make sure to pay our local farms a visit to get delicious produce. 

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