My favorite Vegan, Raw Food Restaurant Cilantro Live! was my original inspiration to go 100% raw. Within a less than 2 months, after my first visit, I became 100% raw and vegan. That was nearly two years ago. Cristina Guzman, the owner, was of tremendous help during my transition, answering many questions. The food is delicious and alive with flavor. And the desserts are to live for! They are located in Chula Vista, and are well worth the drive. They are also opening a location in Carlsbad. For more information visit the website at www.cilantrolive.com
Raw Food Restaurant If you're into raw food like I am, you'll appreciate this special opportunity. I've liked almost everything I've tried, but just melt when I eat the "rawviolis". I may have to take some home next time.
Good Food, Bad Location So its awesome that this restaurant is supporting a raw food universe, but they are very overpriced. The waitress never seems like she enjoys working there. The portions are pretty small. The menu is well explained in detail, and the place is cute, but try Kung Food, much better environment. And by the way, most of the veggies and things they use at Cilantro aren't even organic. So think about that before chopping on a salad.
Food in the raw OK, I loved this place and I'm not even vegetarian. BUT, that doesn't mean just because your vegan you will love this place. If vegan and raw appeal to you, I suggest giving this restaurant a try. It's hard to go wrong when you like this kind of food, which I do. I live with two devout meat eaters and don't always get to treat myself to vegan let alone raw so this was a real treat for me. Guys, if you want to impress your vegan girlfriends take her here, and visa vera of course.