Cilantro in Banff is Now Open for the Summer!

There are few things more enjoyable than basking in beautiful summer weather with a delicious cocktail and mouthwatering menu selections in hand; even more so when the patio is located in one of the most beautiful locations in the world – Cilantro Mountain Cafe in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

To go along with the incredible weather that Alberta has been experiencing this summer, Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff is extremely excited to announce the grand re-opening of Cilantro Mountain Café. Last open in 2013 for summer service, this wonderful spot is located on the Grounds of Buffalo Mountain Lodge and offers one of the best patio spots in Banff.


For guests staying at Buffalo Mountain Lodge or simply visiting to get a taste of our signature Rocky Mountain Cuisine, Cilantro is the perfect way to unwind after a day of hiking in the Bow Valley, enjoying the sights of downtown Banff or simply passing through during a trip further afield.


Nestled among beautiful gardens with an array of flowers and herbs used in its kitchen, Cilantro’s warm, welcoming and cozy atmosphere features intimate seating and a wood-fire oven which produces unique and delicious flatbread pizzas, pastas and hearty main courses.


If you’re planning on stopping by for dinner this summer, park your bike by the front of the lodge and take a seat on the outdoor patio underneath our bright yellow umbrellas and indulge in summer dining al fresco.

The Tuna Tartare or the fresh Summer Salad with avocado and strawberries are only a few of the delicious starter selections on the menu that are perfect for sharing, or enjoying all on your own. For something a little heartier to fill you after a day of hiking or biking, the Wild Boar Sausage pizza or Peppered Grilled Pear pizza is a delicious choice.


For those guests stopping in for something truly tasty, a number of delicious menu options await you in the form of carefully crafted feature items such as the pulled chicken tacos with our signature Whisky Barbeque Sauce, avocado and Tomato Salsa. For the pasta lovers out there, twirl your fork into a delicious bowl of Spinach Fettucine with fresh shrimp, scallops and snap peas.


After getting your fill of delicious food on the patio, sit back with a glass of wine or a delicious cocktail and enjoy the beautiful scenery around the restaurant and nearby lodge.


If you look close enough, you might even be able to see a family of deer or a grazing elk in search of the perfect patch of green grass.


There is no question that once you have enjoyed Cilantro for yourself, you’ll be counting down the days until your next visit. Summer in the Rockies is short – so make sure to soak up every minute of it on the best patio in town surrounded by great company and delicious food.