Upper West Side
After walking their crocs off at the nearby AMNH, hungry kids will be happy to sit still and fill up at this branch of the popular Tex-Mex chainlet. Appetizer orders of flautas (deep-fried shredded-pork enchiladas served with guac and pineapple salsa) and wild-mushroom quesadillas (stuffed with juicy Portobello, crimini and shiitake 'shrooms) are big enough for most little appetites, but the grilled skirt steak ($19) in chimichurri sauce, with Southwest fries and steamed vegetables, is a hit with bigger kids—and their parents.
Venue name: Cilantro
Address: 485 Columbus Ave
New York

Cross street: between 83rd and 84th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri noon–midnight; Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 11am–11pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History
Price: Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V
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