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Celia's

1530 W. Adams Ave., El Centro, CA
760/352-4570
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Ranked #2 of 88 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
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
Reviewer
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
63 helpful votes 63 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
70 helpful votes 70 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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38 reviews 38 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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Haskell, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

very good, definitely not diluted flavors. Simple entrees and fast service. Breakfast and lunch are excellent

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