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El Centro

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Ground Floor, Lot 32, | Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 19-893 5499
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Queenlsand, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food at this place is awesome if you're chasing something that's from abroad. I ate their tasty tacos which were a reasonable price. The beers were cold and at a decent price for a more expat-styled bar. They do a trivia night here on Wednesdays, too!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped by El Centro for lunch in the midst of a busy business trip upon a friend's recommendation. I had the kebab dish and a lemon honey ginger drink. Both were tasty. They make it a point to let you know their food does not use palm oil and contain no artificial flavours, which is excellent.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having gorged on the divine local seafood in KK the kids wanted something different. We stumbled upon El Centro which is just up from the Suriah Sabah shopping Mall on the main drag. The food was delicious and the pizzas and tacos are all made on site. The service is fabulous and the staff are awesome at giving you realistic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and great food!! We had the tacos one night and the quesadillas the next! Definitely order a pitcher of margaritas!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice athmosphere and really good western food. The burger is great, as is the Ginger-Lemon drink. If you crave western food, look no further than El Centro.

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended an Excellent quiz night in this lively bar in the centre of KK . Certainly worth a visit if you are staying in KK

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Bangkok, Thailand
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96 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tacos are good and the sandwiches were tasty. The place has a nice atmosphere and the staff were kind and attentive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet vibes here and a great atmosphere The food was amazing and was so nice to see Mexican food and drink in Malaysia. The place is full of other tourists and backpackers which is a pro and a con. Not a local hangout at all but amazing food and drink. I had a great meal and time here 😊

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hummus is phenomenal. The tacos too. We were speechless and couldn't stop eating. It was truly delicious!

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Melaka, Malaysia
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oasis of western food in city center Near the backpackers lodgings yet priced for a higher budget Food is acceptable and service is relatively good Can get quite crowded at dinner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 7
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, International, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground Floor, Lot 32, | Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 19-893 5499
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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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?