Cilantro was inspired by friendship and love for Mexican food.

Long time friends Maria Pacheco and Martha Arango met in Durham, NC and started a journey through food flavors imported from Mexico and Colombia with a background of Rancheras and good tequila…..

After constantly feeling homesick, Maria, a Guanajuato - Mexico transplant, created Cilantro’s unique menu by bringing her childhood flavors to North Carolina. Martha has always had a passion for Mexican food and culture and her graphic design background made her the perfect partner to join Maria in creating Cilantro Artisan Foods.