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Camacho's Place

796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
760-352-5810
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Ranked #34 of 88 restaurants in El Centro
Cuisines: Mexican
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Seeley, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We looked at reviews and decided to try something different. The place is certainly different from the norm. The restaurant's location is out in the fields...the ambiance of the place was cafe old school style. Mismatched chairs that had seen better days. Tables are sticky from years of grease. The ceilings are full of dust and cobwebs. The dust balls... More

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El Centro CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Good food. Large portions. Way out of town. Sometimes surly service. Querky , but quaint. Draft beer by the pitcher, if you want it that way.

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California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We read about Camacho's a number of years ago, and have wanted to visit the place ourselves. It is neither elegant nor modern. It is full of positive atmosphere. One needs to know how to reach the place, and once there, appreciate the fact that it's been there since 1946. Food (IMHO) was served hot, by a pleasant wait person.... More

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Ponca City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We have never been disappointed with the food at Camacho's Place and went back twice while we were in El Centro this year. This is not the fanciest restaurant you have ever been into nor is it the most polished. It is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant located in the middle of nowhere. The food is great --... More

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Imperial, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place has been a Staple for Both Movie Stars, and the working Farmers, Law Enforcement and seasonal Dove Hunters. Good Ole Fashion Home Made Food. If your looking for Glitz and Glamour this is not it. But Down Home Cooking in a Homey Kitchen Setting, then this is the perfect place.

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Templeton, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Its old as hell, The waitress and owner might make fun of you, The beer is cold as ice. They food is Old School and great. I always go when I am in town.

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Peachtree Corners, GA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Camacho's Place was okay--there were cool pictures on the walls of the Blue Devils-who supposedly frequent the place-and it may the restaurant from Top Gun. But, food was just so-so. I ordered the beef tamales(hard to find gluten free options here). There was very little beef and lots of corn meal. It came with a small bowl of beans and... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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157 reviews 157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Ate here once on recent visit.. This is a landmark restaurant but I remember it being better than it was ... Probably would eat at Celia's over this place now. Service was fast but not overly friendly. Beef tacos were ok but not fabulous!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten Mexican food 2-3 times a week through out the country and Mexico for the last 20 years. This is undoubtedly the worst food I ever been given. The enchiladas are doused in this peculiar sweetish chile sauce that is a cross between ketchup and cheap breakfast syrup. The corn tortilla can only be described as play dough... More

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Oceanside, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We rode our motorcycles out here on a Saturday afternoon for some good Mexican food. The local Goldwing club makes several group trips out here every year from San Diego, but we never got a chance to go with them. So we made this stop part of our ride. As other have said, you will probably need a map or... More

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