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796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
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Ranked #20 of 91 Restaurants in El Centro
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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El Centro, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Some people have a hard time finding this restaurant. If you find yourself in that position, stop most anyone on the street, and you will get directions that will take you right to their door! I can remember going to Camacho's Place when I was in grade school, and still go there today. Some of the faces of the help... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I first ate at Camachos in 1967, the last time I ate there was 1977. We stopped by today the place and the food is just like it was in 1967. The have a 1946 refrigerator full of cold soda and beer. The special deep fried quesadillas are fabulous. The chips and salsa are great. We had chili verde and... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is an Imperial Valley legend! Do not expect first class dining but go with an open mind and look forward to excellent food and have with fun with Rosie and her husband Tommy (owners). This restaurant and it's recipes are family favorites. Be sure to try a special quesadilla as they can only be found in the Imperial... More 

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Seeley, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 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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Additional Information about Camacho's Place

Address: 796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
Phone Number: 760-352-5810
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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