Bake in a 350F oven for 5 minutes.
Discard fat and blot bacon with paper towels.
Remove chorizo from casing and crumble into an 8x10" frying pan.
Stir often over medium-high heat until meat is lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
Let drain in a fine strainer to remove the fat.
Mix chorizo with cream cheese.
Cut halfway through dates on 1 side to make a pocket in each.
Fill dates equally with the cheese mixture.
Cut bacon slices in half.
Wrap each date with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Place dates on a rack in the 10x15" pan.
Bake in a 350F oven until bacon is brown and crisp, 25-30 minutes.
Sprinkle with cilantro.