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1530 W. Adams Ave., El Centro, CA
+1 760-352-4570
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08:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:30
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The Dalles, Oregon
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want the real food of this region? COME TO CELIA'S! In the past week I have eaten a breakfast, lunch and dinner here. Service is always good but they can get very busy too, so beware of those times. The food quality is consistent, properly heated and always great. I favor the combination plates for a variety. Eat here &... More 

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Thank OregonOldtraveler
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We usually visit once or twice a month to get our mexican food fix. There are some days that the food is awesome and other days that the food is so so and i find myself a little disappointed. I guess it all just depends on who is cooking on the day you visit. My kids love the special quesadillas... More 

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Thank Soccermom760
Oceanside, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on the way back from Phoenix. Tripadvisor has it highly rated. While not fantastic, it was good. Tacos, and the quesadilla especial. Good chips and salsa. We would stop again.

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Thank rnbentley
Scottsdale
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Clean, nice atmosphere, good food and fast service. No specific lynch menu but you can order anything a la carte reasonably priced and not fill up on rice & beans. Freshly made chile relleno, shredded beef tacos.

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Thank ArizonaTwo
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in El Centro. The food is generally good more Focused towards the American customer versus the inland Mexican food. However there's some dishes that are traditionally Mexican but not as spicy.

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Thank Salvador Q
Calexico, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

These have to be one the best folded tacos I've ever eaten. You can order either a hard, medium or soft shell.

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Thank michaelgE2795HQ
Houston, TX
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I eat at this restaurant every time I come to El Centro. The service is always great. The food is good and so are the prices. It's not fancy, but good.

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Thank txwoman
El Centro, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Chips are cold and stale. Salsa lacks salt and seasoning. Food isn't very good. Portions are small. I don't recommend this place at all.

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Thank 843stevenv
El Centro, California, United States
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

If you want authentic home-style Mexican, Celia's is the local's choice for overall good Mexican food. Try a "Special" Quesada, it's a fried quesada with cheese that has melted in the process of frying. Only found in Imperial Valley, the #1 place for Mexican..

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Thank Sue L
Alpine, California
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Over the years we have eaten there several times when passing through. They always have good service and great food. The owner is a great person.

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Thank CriticalAdvisor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:30
Monday
08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:30
Thursday
08:00 - 20:30
Friday
08:00 - 20:30
Saturday
08:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 W. Adams Ave., El Centro, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-352-4570

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