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junior's cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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1791 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-1905
+1 760-353-9556
07:00 - 13:30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there last year food was okay. The beans could used a little more salt. Everything else was okay, the tortillas are pretty good too!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Based on the reviews here, decided to give it a go for breakfast this morning. My experience was pretty much less than Denny's quality. Eggs were over-cooked, coffee was weak, french toast was soggy, and the service indifferent at best. I'd skip it next time.

Thank Carmen N
Southern California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is El Centro'Sector answer to comfort food. Hours are usually from whenever they want to open to whenever they want to close, usually M-F 6a-2p. Portions are large but they offer 1/2 orders. The staff seems rough and rude but it's an act. They sell shirts with their motto: Eat, Payment and Get Out.

Thank anothertrip45
Yuma, Arizona
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Junior's Cafe serve a wonderful breakfast at a reasonable price. With a large pane window you have a excellent view to enjoy your meal. The staff are friendly and jonny on the spot. Had a marvelous experience..

Thank revjap3
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330 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Got there to have breakfast, but it was after 11AM. So had lunch, red beans and ham was great! And hot beef open sandwich covered in yummy gravy, it rocked! Food was out fast mashed potatoes were a bit on the cool side. Still good. Smiles on the servers are hard to find but still nice. Swing in and get... More 

Thank Brian C
El Centro, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This small almost hole in the wall diner is orfe ride home cooked food. Tables fill up quickly at lunch time which explains the slogan, "Eat, Pay & Get out!"

Thank 6jbenito
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Food was good, clean place, but loud. Needs some soundproofing on the walls. Food was really good, and large servings for the price.

Thank Angie A
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is very unfriendly the staff does not have class they treat you very disrespectful the food is mediocre and the hours are only to please The staff themselves. Do not go to this restaurant unless you want to be dissatisfied and your day ruined.

Thank Salvador Q
Salt Lake City
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Junior - the owner - can cook !!! The usual breakfast fare - large servings, bottomless coffee and smiling waitress... unless Jr is on the floor -- then smiling man urging you to eat a bit more! There is another side to this restaurant - Jr is one of the best caterers in town -- very elegant food and not... More 

Thank BirdsNBees
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Second time driving through to Sedona. Love it! Great breakfast; excellent portions. Friendly atmosphere, even though the staff wear shirts that say, "Eat, Pay, And Get Out!" The place is cared for, clean, and comfortable.

Thank Frank F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1791 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-1905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-353-9556

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?