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Antojitos Como En Casa 425 Desert Gardens Dr C, El Centro
Antojitos Como En Casa
Mexican • $$

Antojitos Como En Casa

425 Desert Gardens Dr C, El Centro, CA 92243

With every visit you receive the most humble and authentic greeting. You feel like you are received as part of the family and the food is amazing, and made...

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  • Superb148 Reviews4.5
Italianos 1523 Main St, El Centro
Italianos
Italian • $$

Italianos

1523 Main St, El Centro, CA 92243

We got too dine in, and the food was so good, fresh Greek salad, hot bread sticks, and a hot torpedo sandwich...btw salad and bread were small orders, they...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.5
D'Poly Taco, Grill & Beer 1573 Main St, El Centro
D'Poly Taco, Grill & Beer
Tacos • $$

D'Poly Taco, Grill & Beer

1573 Main St, El Centro, CA 92243

Food is good but their customer service is getting real bad. We wait for ever to get our food. Have had two bad experiences. Not going to stop going, but...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.3
The Courtroom Restaurant 841 Main St, El Centro
The Courtroom Restaurant
Bar & Grill • $$

The Courtroom Restaurant

841 Main St, El Centro, CA 92243

We stopped in El Centro, the county seat of Imperial County California, on our way to Mexico from Phoenix. We needed to eat lunch and refuel. The Courtroom is...

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  • Superb148 Reviews4.4
Celia's Restaurant 1530 Adams Ave, El Centro
Celia's Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Celia's Restaurant

1530 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

The best consistently delicious Mexican food to be found! They have a terrific staff and very prompt service always. There are plenty of very clean, spaciously...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.4
The Broken Yolk Cafe 3049 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
The Broken Yolk Cafe
Breakfast • $$

The Broken Yolk Cafe

3049 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

I love going to The Broken Yolk. I take my parents twice a month. They're Tiki Toast is great.The waitresses are always nice. We've always been...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.3
Burgers & Beer 260 N Imperial Ave #2325, El Centro
Burgers & Beer
American • $$

Burgers & Beer

260 N Imperial Ave #2325, El Centro, CA 92243

Driving back to AZ from CA we found ourselves in El Centro around lunchtime. After conferring with 2 children and 3 adults that couldn't agree on the...

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  • Good207 Reviews4
In-N-Out Burger 2390 S 4th St, El Centro
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

2390 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

20 to 25 minutes of waiting, everytime,,, BUT... totally worth it. The best organized fast food chain of ALL TIME.. and by Far the best value EVER for a...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.4
Lucky Chinese Restaurant 500 S 4th St, El Centro
Lucky Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Lucky Chinese Restaurant

500 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

Great food and service. Our waiter knew the menu very well and checked up on use constantly. I ordered the KungPao Chicken and was not disappointed with the...

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  • Good158 Reviews4.2
La Fonda Bar & Grill 1950 S 4th St # 1, El Centro
La Fonda Bar & Grill
Mexican • $$

La Fonda Bar & Grill

1950 S 4th St # 1, El Centro, CA 92243

This place has been around for over 30 years. They have the best authentic Mexican food and the service is amazing. We need to support family owned...

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  • Good148 Reviews4.2
Letty's Casita 705 S 4th St, El Centro
Letty's Casita
Mexican • $

Letty's Casita

705 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

The Real Deal..Doesn't look like it. Amazing, Tacos, Rellano, and more. Some of the best Mexican Food ever. Home made tortillas. Fast service for freshly...

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.5
Grasso's Italian Restaurant 1902 Main St, El Centro
Grasso's Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Grasso's Italian Restaurant

1902 Main St, El Centro, CA 92243

Had an amazing time. It was my son's 13th birthday and he chose Grassos as his restaurant to throw his party. We arrived with a cheesecake and they...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.3
Sobe's 1151 S 4th St, El Centro
Sobe's
Mexican • $$

Sobe's

1151 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

Excellent meal. First time there. Warm chips and flavorful salsa was a good start. Nice heat on the salsa. Not too strong and not weak, just right. Chili...

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  • Good129 Reviews4.2
China Palace Restaurants 1075 Adams Ave, El Centro
China Palace Restaurants
Chinese • $$

China Palace Restaurants

1075 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Excellent Chinese food, it’s probably the best tasting and the most similar flavor to Mexicali Chinese food. This place is probably better! Super friendly...

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  • Good139 Reviews4.1
Chili's Grill & Bar 3303 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro
Chili's Grill & Bar
Tex-Mex • $$

Chili's Grill & Bar

3303 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243

My son and his girlfriend took me to dinner at Chili's, I absolutely loved it, the service was great and I absolutely love the food. I'm hoping to...

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  • Good153 Reviews4
Tacos Marlyn El Centro 1614 S 4th St, El Centro
Tacos Marlyn El Centro
Seafood • $

Tacos Marlyn El Centro

1614 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

I love it here. Place is super clean. Polite, quick, and food great for the price. Im a truck driver and being all over the US this small place gets 5 stars...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.3
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que 3103 S Dogwood Ave, El Centro
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que
Barbeque • $$

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

3103 S Dogwood Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

The food was great, but there were dirty dishes / utensils. The spoon I got still had food on it that I could smear off as did the bowl. All that aside, I...

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  • Good175 Reviews3.7
Farmer Boys 1532 Cruickshank Dr, El Centro
Farmer Boys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Farmer Boys

1532 Cruickshank Dr, El Centro, CA 92243

The zucchini was fantastic in those onion rings are just humongous definitely enough to fill you up on veggies alone. I had also had the chopped salad which...

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  • Good190 Reviews3.9
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 504 E Danenberg Dr, El Centro
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

504 E Danenberg Dr, El Centro, CA 92243

My fiance and I had a wonderful experience dining here this evening. Sonny, our server, is such a fine young man. He is professional, courteous and goes over...

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  • Good137 Reviews3.9
Khan korean BBQ 330 Wake Ave, El Centro
Khan korean BBQ
Korean • $$

Khan korean BBQ

330 Wake Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

This place is my new go to spot. Quick service, delicious cuts, and the TOFU soup is to die for!!!. The inside decor is extremely beautiful and it gives a fine...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.3
Exotic Thai Bistro 1461 S 4th St, El Centro
Exotic Thai Bistro
Thai • $$

Exotic Thai Bistro

1461 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

The yellow curry and fresh spring rolls are delicious. One of my favorite spots to eat. There is no in door dining when I was last there about a month ago.....

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IHOP 2362 S 4th St, El Centro
IHOP
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch • $$

IHOP

2362 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

We thought we would check out the new 2pm to 10pm meal deals. We ordered the hamburger and the BLT. Both were excellent and a really sweet responsive waitress....

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  • Good131 Reviews3.9
Jalisco's Bar And Grill 844 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
Jalisco's Bar And Grill
Mexican • $$

Jalisco's Bar And Grill

844 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

This is unquestionably one of the tastiest place in the region. Always when I go there I am incredibly glad. They preserve their very high level service and...

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  • Good157 Reviews3.7
Jack In The Box 666 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
Jack In The Box
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Jack In The Box

666 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Yesterday my friend and I went.I love the food, but staff need to work on Costumer Courtesy, and being able to except wrong, from right. Other than that were...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.4
Los Cabos Seafood & Grill 1649 Main St, El Centro
Los Cabos Seafood & Grill
Seafood • $$

Los Cabos Seafood & Grill

1649 Main St, El Centro, CA 92243

My husband and I had fish tacos, shrimp tacos. steak tacos and shrimp cocktail. The fish and shrimp tacos were delicious! The steak taco meat was bland and...

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  • Good152 Reviews3.7
Johnny Carino's 3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro
Johnny Carino's
Italian • $$

Johnny Carino's

3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243

We loved it here! Came yesterday with my sister, our Server was Verina, she's awesome! Really good service, it was our first time and she was really sweet...

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  • Good164 Reviews3.6
La Resaca Seafood Bar 143 S 6th St, El Centro
La Resaca Seafood Bar
Cocktail Bar • $$

La Resaca Seafood Bar

143 S 6th St, El Centro, CA 92243

Good place to eat. Food was good.Though had a pest of a fly over our table waiting to land some where.Bathroom was clean.Floors looked clean, counters were...

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  • Good124 Reviews3.9
El Pollo Loco 1403 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
El Pollo Loco
Mexican • $

El Pollo Loco

1403 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

I am on a diet and the chicken tortilla soup at 240 calories for a small serving cannot be beat in taste or in filling you up. I have several servings per week...

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  • Good126 Reviews4.2
Chef Lee's Food Express 1049 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
Chef Lee's Food Express
Fast Food

Chef Lee's Food Express

1049 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

This place is wonderful. The portions are very generous (especially the lunch special- its huge!) and the food is so good. Definitely among the best Chinese...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.4
Guadalajara's Mexican Restaurant 1427 Adams Ave, El Centro
Guadalajara's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Guadalajara's Mexican Restaurant

1427 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

First off, they have moved and their current address is 397 Broadway st, which is only 5 minutes away from the listed address. The menu here has changed as...

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  • Good121 Reviews3.9

American Restaurants

American in El Centro
Denny's 3403 Dogwood Rd, El Centro
Denny's
American • $

Denny's

3403 Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243

I love it, everything was soooo delicious ?And the service was wonderful, everyone was very kind and brought joy every time they came around our table. It was...

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  • Good133 Reviews3.9
Denny's 1445 Ocotillo Dr, El Centro
Denny's
American • $

Denny's

1445 Ocotillo Dr, El Centro, CA 92243

Gotta love Dennys. This morning I went for the biscuits & gravy w/hashbrowns & scrambled eggs. And,2 blueberry pancakes. Everything on the menu is...

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  • Good148 Reviews3.6
Applebee's Grill + Bar 2421 Cottonwood Dr, El Centro
Applebee's Grill + Bar
American • $$

Applebee's Grill + Bar

2421 Cottonwood Dr, El Centro, CA 92243

Food and service is delicious, sadly the food portions are a bit weird, ordered the two for 29 four cheese mac n cheese, one came with a lot less so it was...

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  • Average127 Reviews3.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in El Centro
Mozzarelli’s Pizza & Gelato 950 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
Mozzarelli’s Pizza & Gelato
Pizza • $$

Mozzarelli’s Pizza & Gelato

950 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Good food! The girl waiting on ppl tonight could be a little more nicee and vocal (like instead of pointing at the receipt for my total she can tell me and...

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  • Good93 Reviews4.1
Pizza Hut 635 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
Pizza Hut
Pizza • $

Pizza Hut

635 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Customer service in my case was excellent. I was aknowledged and greeted as soon as I entered my nearest Pizza Hut restaurant in El Centro. It was clean, neat...

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  • Good102 Reviews3.6
Papa John's Pizza 1051 S Imperial Ave Ste A, El Centro
Papa John's Pizza
Pizza • $

Papa John's Pizza

1051 S Imperial Ave Ste A, El Centro, CA 92243

Awesome Pizza, awesome specials, and the bonus cash that you earn with every purchase adds up very quickly. Delivery times are fantastic, delivered hot, what...

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  • Good87 Reviews3.7

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in El Centro
Cilantros La Taqueria 643 S 4th St Ste 1, El Centro
Cilantros La Taqueria
Mexican • $$

Cilantros La Taqueria

643 S 4th St Ste 1, El Centro, CA 92243

Went there once. It is very cozy in there. Good service and great food. I would definitely reccomend this hidden gem of el centro. One of the few places that...

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  • Superb53 Reviews4.6
Sombrero Mexican Food 703 E Danenberg Dr, El Centro
Sombrero Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Sombrero Mexican Food

703 E Danenberg Dr, El Centro, CA 92243

Menudo is a must! It's delish and it's always ready. Staff is friendly and quick. They don't offer any refills on your drinks ( FYI) at the...

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  • Good128 Reviews4.1
Camacho's Place 796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro
Camacho's Place
Mexican • $$

Camacho's Place

796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243

We have since moved away from El Centro, but we're planning a trip just to have another meal at Camacho's and visit with the owners. Absolutely love...

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Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in El Centro
Fortune Garden 3309 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro
Fortune Garden
Chinese • $$

Fortune Garden

3309 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243

Absolutely outstanding. Service was slow only because it was VERY busy. But let that be an indication of how good the food is! Absolutely above and beyond...

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  • Good116 Reviews3.5
Mah's Kitchen 290 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
Mah's Kitchen
Chinese • $

Mah's Kitchen

290 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Last time I ate this food was about 10 years ago! It tastes just as good! The shrimp chow mein was great and freshly made. Could have used more shrimp. The...

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  • Good122 Reviews3.8
Panda Express 2380 S 4th St, El Centro
Panda Express
Chinese • $

Panda Express

2380 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

I love that i can change to super greens since i am avoiding carbs and sugars as much as possible. This is great when i dont jave time to cook at home or dont...

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  • Average115 Reviews3.2

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in El Centro
Sonic Drive-In 2299 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
Sonic Drive-In
Fast Food • $

Sonic Drive-In

2299 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Its always great coming here if you go drive thru... and use your vip card ... now if you walk up and order they seem to not care if you are outside in the...

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  • Good129 Reviews3.5
McDonald's 1990 S 4th St, El Centro
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

1990 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

I pretty much enjoy McDonald's restaurants not only because I was a previous employee at one of them but because when you're undecided about what you...

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  • Average141 Reviews3.2
Raspados Cuchis 502 Adams Ave, El Centro
Raspados Cuchis
Fast Food • $

Raspados Cuchis

502 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Never actually has Raspados nor did I know what they were exactly before I Googled while in the drive thru. I was hoping it was the chopped fruit cup but...

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  • Good78 Reviews3.9

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in El Centro
Sizzler - El Centro 707 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
Sizzler - El Centro
Seafood • $$

Sizzler - El Centro

707 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

A RECOMMENDATION TO ALL... when dining at SIZZLER... you will receive the COSTUMER DINNING SERVICE..... for your Visit...... in addition, the menu items are...

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Fortune House 1627 Main St, El Centro
Fortune House
Seafood • $

Fortune House

1627 Main St, El Centro, CA 92243

Not bad Chinese food for the imperial valley. Good food and great value. If you don't want to spend the time to go to Mexicali or Sam Diego this spot is...

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  • Good129 Reviews3.8
Puerto Nuevo Patio and Grill 395 Broadway, El Centro
Puerto Nuevo Patio and Grill
Seafood

Puerto Nuevo Patio and Grill

395 Broadway, El Centro, CA 92243

Always friendly. Waitress are cute and wear cute shorts. Sure makes a guy turn an eye.I feel they need more fish meals. But very tasty dishes. I enjoy this...

  • Superb40 Reviews4.3

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in El Centro
Hamburger Stand 825 S Imperial Ave, El Centro
Hamburger Stand
Burgers • $

Hamburger Stand

825 S Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

It’s a Weinerscnitzle that sells burgers. After a supercharge we needed lunch, we were looking for something local and not a chain. Lol, oh well! Service was...

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  • Good145 Reviews3.9
Jack In The Box 2100 S 4th St, El Centro
Jack In The Box
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Jack In The Box

2100 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

This Jack is the best for service! The manager is so awesome and will take any coupons expired or even price match with other restaurants coupons! Seriously!...

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  • Good99 Reviews4.1
Jack in the Box 699 E Danenberg Dr, El Centro
Jack in the Box
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Jack in the Box

699 E Danenberg Dr, El Centro, CA 92243

Inside dining is limited to 1 table.Public Toilets are open for customers' use.The 2 doors are designated as -(door by handicapped parking)Enter...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.3
Subway 3001 N Imperial Ave Unit 101, El Centro
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

3001 N Imperial Ave Unit 101, El Centro, CA 92243

I really do enjoy subway sandwiches! Your able to choose what you want and they will make it without any mistakes! I will say that it took ma a while for me to...

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  • Good66 Reviews4
Subway 1617 Main St, El Centro
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1617 Main St, El Centro, CA 92243

Great staff, very sweet! Sandwiches were great. Interior was very clean but during the pandemic so no one actually eating inside. Ingredients looked fresh....

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  • Good58 Reviews3.8
Subway 2420 S 4th St, El Centro
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

2420 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

A bunch of new kids working but I will say, they were very kind, they tried their hardest to do their best job to please me and the customers. They prepared...

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  • Good47 Reviews3.8
Buffalo Wild Wings 510 Danenberg Dr, El Centro
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

510 Danenberg Dr, El Centro, CA 92243

This was my first time ever trying Buffalo Wild Wings and I loved it! They were very quick to sit up and take our order. The food was delicious, and the beer...

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  • Good160 Reviews3.4
KFC 1775 S Imperial Ave, El Centro
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

1775 S Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

We totally love the Crispy Recipe Chicken if we buy the family pack. But another great option is the bowls. Oh my goodness! Those things are so so good! And...

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  • Good93 Reviews3.6
Church's Chicken 480 N Imperial Ave, El Centro
Church's Chicken
Chicken • $

Church's Chicken

480 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Chicken was nice a hot and meaty. Service was quick. They were temporary out of regular flavor. I got spicy anyway but how does a chicken place run out of...

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  • Good95 Reviews3.5
Dogwood Sports Bar & Grill 3603 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro
Dogwood Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar • $$

Dogwood Sports Bar & Grill

3603 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243

Very nice bar. Music is great. Right now, because of COVID, seating is outside, but the service is still good. When it's back to normal, the entire thing...

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Rocky's Bar and Grill 1445 Ocotillo Dr, El Centro
Rocky's Bar and Grill
Sports Bar • $$

Rocky's Bar and Grill

1445 Ocotillo Dr, El Centro, CA 92243

How this place was super awesome. I've been there before but I showed up on Valentine's Day with the date and It was rocking drink specials crowded...

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  • Good61 Reviews3.6
Travelodge by Wyndham El Centro 2015 Cottonwood Cir, El Centro
Travelodge by Wyndham El Centro
Sports Bar • $$

Travelodge by Wyndham El Centro

2015 Cottonwood Cir, El Centro, CA 92243

The room is clean, linens are clean, the AC is cold and so is the fridge. The staff has been super friendly and polite. I would recommend this over most hotels...

  • Average60 Reviews3