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El Centro

| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 14-862 3877
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (82 reviews)
“hummus” (36 reviews)
“mezze platter” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, American, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 668 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unusual going to a Mexican restaurant in KK but we visited several times. Nice food, athmosphere and very reasonable price. Great for adults and kids and the chocolate brownie was worth the visit alone

Thank Odyssey43254096699
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food and friendly service, I had the mixed tacos which were lovely and a great change from the local food. The prices are fair around RM20 for a main dish. We also added chips and dip as a side, this isn’t on the menu...More

Thank katie04918
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Especially after being in the jungle for a week. Also really nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank OllieD110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and nice atmosphere. Definitely you should go. Beef taco was great and greek salad was delicious

Thank Ozlem B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and a great atmosphere. Food really good value for the whole Family, will definaltly go next time we are back in KK

Thank IainT9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time with my kids here today. Andy served us very well made us feel at home. Food is tasty and prices are reasonable. I was too excited getting travel informations from him and forgotten to tip him for the excellent service!...More

Thank Chloe P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good yumm food. Ordered Mezze platter and quesadillas. Service was good. Both were really delicious. Enjoyed the late lunch.

Thank ekta p
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The food was so good I ended up going several times. The salads are absolutely delicious! Also enjoyed the pizza and hummus and friends had some of the Mexican food too. Cocktails were delicious and service is good.

Thank Kirsty T
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere and delicious food. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our visit. Food took a while to arrive but was worth the wait. Prices very reasonable and enjoyed the retro 80s music.

Thank akdow74
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

What an awesome find! If you’re looking for delicious tasting tacos, with a slight twist and some very strong alcoholic drinks, then come here, you will not be let down. Just bring cash with you as they don’t take card. Will visit again next time...More

Thank Aaron H
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Traveller_J0
9 May 2018|
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Response from healey32 | Property representative |
it is every Wednesday at 8:30pm
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winie57
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
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IEazrie
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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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