El Centro

El Centro

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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El Centro is located in the middle of Kota Kinabalu's central business district near hotels and shopping centers.El Centro serves a variety of healthy and delicious food options from tacos to wraps, salads, burgers and local Malaysian favourites.The open concept restaurant has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that hosts a number of specialty nights like--pub quiz, jazz night, salsa lessons, them parties and art openings/exhibits. Open form 5pm - 12am for food and drinks. From the bar you can order beer or one of Katie's Killer Cocktails.
PRICE RANGE
$2.00 – $14.00
CUISINES
Mexican, Bar, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Table Service, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles946 reviews
Excellent
518
Very good
312
Average
86
Poor
21
Terrible
9
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London543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Service was a tad disjointed and slow (group of 4 and all our food came at different times over 15-20mins). The food however was fantastic! Would definitely recommend, one of our favourite places we ate!
Written 27 May 2024
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Marie N
Perth173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Nice Mexican themed restaurant also serving pizza. We had the flatbread and hummus which was very tasty. I had vegetarian tacos - 4 in the serving as a main and my partner had quesdilla. Good serving size and good service. Quite a few options for vegetarian/vegan as well. It a pretty popular place in the evenings, especially with tourists. It is in the mid price range menu for KK. Plenty of seating and close to the city centre as well. Drinks menu as well. Able to cater for families/groups.
Written 21 March 2024
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Soko37
Budapest4641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
After many days with great local taste, we have opted for Mexican dinner 🥘. Ordered quesadillas and tortillas, quick dinner, served in short time. Restaurant decently occupied mostly with tourists. Enjoyed
Written 11 February 2024
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Crystaljane23
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
A great selection of breakfast meals and very reasonable. Shakshuka is by far the best I've had and the big breakfast is everything you could want in a meal! Coffee is great and the fresh juices have become a daily favourite. Great spot for breakfast or brunch with friends!
Written 1 October 2023
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Guy B
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Nice atmosphere. Good food. Generous cocktails (you can really taste the alcohol, unlike at some other places).
Written 24 September 2023
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Richo
Perth32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Check reviews and this came high up. In middle of backpacker district. We had vegetarian quesadillas, hubby had margarita and I had my usual Gin and tonic. I have never had such a strong G&T anywhere. Stronger than the ones I would make myself. Food was good and staff were friendly. Place was very clean.
Written 24 August 2023
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Lee G
Leeds223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Enjoyed our evening here. Turned up without a reservation and it was busy due to a very large table. Advised we would have a wait for a table which was fine. Sat at bar and had a beer. Service was a bit haphazard and food came out separately. Our son had finished his main before we got ours but no big deal. Ended up eating at the bar which was fine. Food was very delicious. Our sons burger was very tasty indeed. Vegetable burrito was amazing and steak fajitas plentiful and tasty. Good value for money and we would definitely return but would plan to book next time to guarantee a table.
Written 23 August 2023
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stan For Ever
Paris152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 solo
Fantastic restaurant in that city with good prices for alcool ( wine) It’s really a better option than the restaurants expensive and not so good at the Waterfront. Bravo to the staff very kind, bravo for the food.... Thank you.... Stop to go eat at waterfront..... Stan
Written 6 August 2023
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Biffro
London1165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
We came here for dinner as a big group of 10 and we had a really enjoyable time. It was a Sunday night and the place was packed and the only complaint was that it was hard to hear our conversations as there were noisy children in the restaurant on the opposite table. The menu is very varied with lots of options for every palate. The service was good and all the food for our group seemed to arrive more or less at the same time. I had the Thai chicken salad and there was way too much chicken and I would have been happy with half the amount. It was delicious with a great spicy flavour. Others ordered tacos, burritos, burgers and pizzas and all the food looked really good. We thought the food and also drink options were very reasonably priced. A great spot for dinner and we would definitely recommend.
Written 31 July 2023
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Zoe D
Auckland Central2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
The staff are really friendly and attentive. There were loads of great vegetarian options for us. This was the second time we have eaten there both times the food was excellent. Our blueberry mint crush gin was amazing. Music was awesome too. Be aware it is cash only.
Written 4 July 2023
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Jackson P
Manila95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
We walked to this place for dinner as it had great reviews. When we arrived it had a number of other guests setting a good vibe for the place. The menu had lots of options for both my wife (vegetarian) and my young daughter. While the food did take a long time to arrive we were happy with the taste. The place only accepts cash.
Written 19 June 2023
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Joe S
Palatine155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
We went out last night in KK and had a good time. It was Saturday night and the place was packed, though we only waited 10 min or so for a table. Service was a little slow, but the wait staff were attentive to our needs for drinks etc. I think it must be a small kitchen and the crowd on Saturday night makes keeping up with the orders challenging, but the food is worth the wait. Mixture of Mexican, Asian dishes. I had the chicken satay (best peanut sauce ever) and the chicken and black bean burrito was incredible. Great drink menu with pitchers of frozen drinks available making for the most likely night life we saw in KK. Definitely worth a try.
Written 8 June 2023
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arressbee
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
Fantastic small eatery with a great menu. Great atmosphere. Good range of food options (mostly Western). Really enjoyed.
Written 15 April 2023
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Paul H
Mount Victoria80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Good place to cool down and find something to eat a little more familiar. Salads are awesome and I loved the three bean chilli. Cocktails are really well made and definitely moorish.. Service is friendly and helpful and English is spoken. Very economical, a great value for money cafe/restaurant. TIP: Can get crowed so if you going at meal times arrive early.
Written 6 April 2023
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5redleader
100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 solo
My go to place in Kota Kinabalu. Staff are friendly, veggie burritos are great, vibe is chilled and cool. What more do you want.
Written 25 March 2023
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