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Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby LargeMarge » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:51 am

We tried to go to Cilantro last night. They had a sign saying, "due to unforeseen circumstances we are temporarily closed." I really liked their food. I did notice that they have been running a lot of groupon specials and have some monetary judgments against them. I hope it's not permanent. Does anyone know anything more?
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby kimm » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:12 pm

Good food, slightly high price point for dinner, bad location for them. I think the only place they'd make it is closer to downtown. Monroe St. or Cap. Square. area. We only went there with Groupons. Otherwise it was just too pricey for us and it's the kind of food I feel could be offered cheaper.
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby Beaver » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:13 pm

I still have two groupons to use there. I called their phone and nobody answers. Their website and facebook page say nothing about them closing. One employee posted in May saying they aren't paying their employees what's due.

http://www.cilantrobarandgrill.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CilantroBarandGrill
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:20 pm

Beav, they are normally closed on Mondays. Try to phone them tomorrow.
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby Beaver » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:15 pm

Called at 2 Tuesday. Still no answer.
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby EastSideTom » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:49 pm

We rolled up at Cilantro on Saturday night (7/7) to find the lights out, door locked, no sign. E-mail to Madison Originals on Monday morning remains unanswered on Friday afternoon...something to consider the next time they offer their gift certificates.
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby msnflyer » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:02 am

According to today's WSJ, they're done.
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby LargeMarge » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:17 pm

I got my credit from Groupon today. Thanks for the heads up on WSJ article so I could send a link to the Groupon people.
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby EastSideTom » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:25 pm

I got a reply from Madison Originals on 7/16. They have been trying to get in touch with the owners as well. They put through a refund of my Madison Originals gift certificate. Tough business.
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

Postby Beaver » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:39 pm

Where is a link to the WSJ article? Groupon has another deal at Cilantro this week. 580 bought so far. They will be in for a surprise.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/cilantro-b ... =deal-page
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Re: Cilantro temporarily closed

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