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All 89 El Centro Restaurants

Celia's

1530 W. Adams Ave., El Centro, CA
760/352-4570
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Ranked #4 of 89 Restaurants in El Centro
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Pooler, Georgia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

There was a waitress with short hair who came across like we weren't worth servicing. From the moment I walked in with my mom and dad I immediately greeted both Celia and the short haired woman. However, we got the short end of the stick when it came to her service. With surrounding tables I heard plenty of "Good morning"... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

On first impressions you may think this place is a lower market establishment. Do not judge a book by it's cover!!! Amazing home cooked food, plentiful portions, a vast menu selection and very friendly staff!!! Without a doubt worth a visit.

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El Centro, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is by far my favorite restaurant in El Centro....and my favorite Mexican restaurant in the US! (And believe me....we have tried a LOT). The service is friendly and fast! Free chips and salsa. My favorite is the taco plate (since I need gluten free) but if you can eat flour...then you have to try the special quesadilla! But Texans... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Love the food! Always a great dinner with friends and family. Service is decent but great for the valley!

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Authentic Mexican food, with very friendly atmosphere. The Colorado river chili is a must try. Waiter is very good.

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Kansas City
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I grew up eating Mexican food from street vendors in Mexicali during the War. I've eaten Mexican food all my life in Mexico and the U.S. I never again found the Mexican food I savored as a child. I thought it must be me. That is until I happened into Celia's. Suddenly those flavors and tastes I remembered as a... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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172 reviews 172 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The special quesadillas are my favorite and I cannot get them anywhere else in the country! The shredded beef tacos are yummy.. We always visit here when we visit the Imperial Valley! Highly recommend for good local Mexican food.

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So Cal Desert
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Celia's is home to me. I grew up with La Hacienda by Imperial Airport. Same Food, Same Great Service!

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El Centro, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have been going to Celia's for many years. The owners, Celia and Oscar are tops. The staff if always attentive to your needs and the food is excellent. I do not believe that there is anything on their menu that anyone would not like. They are also community spirited, as they open early on some mornings, so our local... More

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El Centro CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food. Great service. Not fancy setting. Portions smaller than most Mexican food joints, which is fine with us.

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Additional Information about Celia's

Address: 1530 W. Adams Ave., El Centro, CA
Phone Number: 760/352-4570
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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