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El Centro

| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 14-862 3877
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (83 reviews)
“hummus” (36 reviews)
“mezze platter” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 628 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was good and tasty. The sauce was delicious but a Mexican must have was missing on the menu.... No guacamole. :( And unfortunately it was quite warm in the room without the air conditioning. Nevertheless we recommend this place. The food was very...More

Thank Susana M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here in July. Really yummy food. Ordered the mezze plate to begin and then the fajitas. Very friendly staff and very good value. Would highly recommend

Thank Hammy84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We felt that the food was just okay and for just okay food it seemed expensive. None of the dishes that we ordered stood out.

Thank Fliesenthal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good strong cocktails and lamb kofta. Enjoyable ambiance too with the 80s music and prompt staff. Plus you can smoke inside! Would definitely come back.

Thank jess_jacutan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Centro is a good Mexican restaurant to dine at with good selection of drinks. The place is frequented by westerners. Doesn’t have wifi which is bit of a surprise. Their lamb pizza was outstanding and tacos too were great. I broke a juice glass...More

Thank PattufromSG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Mum and myself came across this venue on a stroll back to out hotel. After realising we didn’t have enough cash we made the effort to go back to our hotel and return to get some evening drinks. We started with a pitcher of...More

Thank itscecils
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Wow the food here was sooooo good! It a gorgeous wee restaurant, with very friendly service and the yummiest passionfruit margheritas and chilli and cucumber margheritas for a bit of a cocktail twist. We shared the tacos and quesadilla and they were both delicious. Highly...More

1  Thank Sharne C
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Been here a couple time because the food is always good. Great especially after coming out of a long trek. Delicious cocktails too!

1  Thank Ollie D
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

For a satisfying Mexican fix that is cheap, and where there is good drinks to enjoy good company with, this is the place to be!

1  Thank ElaineMM85
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very busy litte cafe which offers very nice western dishes. I had their New Zealand meat patty burger which was very tasty. The salad was a bit of a let down but who worries if the burger is good! Staff very friendly....More

1  Thank Grant B
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Questions & Answers
9 May 2018|
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Response from healey32 | Property representative |
it is every Wednesday at 8:30pm
20 December 2016|
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Response from KotieKingo |
hi-yes we serve coffee that is good! you can also add baileys or khalua
29 February 2016|
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Response from HYJ10 | Reviewed this property |
Most restaurants in KK serve no pork, except for those that serve purely Chinese food. This one serves no pork too but it is a bit like a bar and a lot of tourists drink beer there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 14-862 3877
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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.
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