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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cilantro Live!

315 Third Ave. (E St.) Send to Phone
619-827-7401
Guzman and her staff are dedicated to bringing San Diegans the message of good health through raw, vegan foods.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cilantro Live! Restaurant Review

: Raw foods chef Cristina Guzman is living her dream through the Chula Vista restaurant Cilantro Live! Guzman and her staff are dedicated to bringing San Diegans the message of good health through raw, vegan foods. The menu sports such obvious raw dishes as salads and smoothies, then gets sophisticated with entrées such as angel hair pasta (sliced zucchini noodles with raw marinara or macadamia-cashew Alfredo sauce), and the Royale cheeseburger (made of sun-dried tomatoes, flax seeds, red peppers, garlic and mushrooms and served on an almond pulp-flax seed-buckwheat bun). Desserts are made with agave nectar, nut milks and coconut, instead of sugar, cream and eggs. We tried the coconut-lemon dream bar and the carob mousse cake; both were subtly sweet with gritty, sand-like textures. Perhaps ones' taste buds need to adapt to this type of dining (clearly ours are corrupted), but we found the flavors either flat (the desserts, the burger) or obtrusive (the tapenade on the pizza).



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