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El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink

1 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA
+1 540-313-4583
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Ranked #29 of 219 Restaurants in Winchester
Price range: $8 - $18
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Mexican, Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Description: El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink is located in the center of Winchester on the Old Town Walking Mall at 1 N Loudon. From our amazing homemade salsa to our mouthwatering Carnitas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite! Our menu is compiled with a variety of appetizers, classic Mexican dishes and delicious desserts. Not to mention, we also offer a great selection of ice cold beer and over 20 margaritas! Come and relax in a comfortable and stylish restaurant or enjoy the nice weather and sit on the patio, either way it will be an honor to serve you!
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Stephens City, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

ok food, small portions, overpriced, does look great and has outdoor seating, but other Mexican fare in the area is superior

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Fairfax, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wow! What a great place! Located on the Winchester Pedestrian Mall, the location is great. Casual, clean, comfortable. The service was very attentive, polite, informative and friendly. The salsa is noteworthy! The guacamole was prepared table side and very delicious! The fajitas, carnitas and enchiladas were equally delicious. We had a wonderful evening here with good friends and we look... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Took our twin 2-year-old granddaughters. Very accommodating. Sat at booth at window. Kids were entertained by the people walking by and the sights. Great margaritas. Nice menu. Wait staff was very attentive without being pushy. Great time was had by all.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I took a wrong turn, had a very long day of driving and ended up in the adorable town of Winchester, VA! I looked online and located the historical area and we walked around the very quaint pedestrian mall with a number of options to dine at. El Centro looked welcoming and had some patio dining as... More

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ElCentroVA, Owner at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Robin, we are very thankful when customers take the time to right a review. As business owners it is always nice to know the good and the bad; that way we know what's working and what's not! I'm very glad you had a good experience, I just wish that we were closer so that you could return sooner! I hope... More

Manassas, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm a mojito lover and although most people will have margarita or beer. I highly recommend you step out of the box for one of their unique Mojitos. Love the Salsa and the staff are wonderful. I'm not much on Mexican food but so far so good.

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ElCentroVA, Owner at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Zoie, thanks for the recommendation, we also encourage our customers to "step out of the box"! We look forward to having you come back and continue to try something new. If you like margaritas my favorite is the Cozumel!! Holly More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch at El Centro ....located on the Olde Towne Mall in Winchester , VA. It's located in such a lovely area. We sat outside, excellent people watching ! The service was excellent and so was the food. The chips and salsa were fantastic and very fresh. I will definitely be returning on my next trip to... More

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ElCentroVA, Owner at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay in Winchester! With the recent renovations on the walking mall, it has definitely become a great place. I hope you had a great trip to Winchester and I am happy to hear that you will be returning to El Centro on your next time through town! I also want to thank you for... More

Middletown, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have recently relocated to the Winchester area and were looking for a good Mexican restaurant. A family friend recommended El Centro on the walking mall of Historic Downtown Winchester. We were quite pleased with our visit. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Complimentary chips and salsa were brought to the table soon after we were... More

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ElCentroVA, Owner at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Mary, welcome to Winchester! I'm glad that you followed your friend's recommendation to try us out and that we didn't disappoint! I also want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review, I know with a 6 month old you have other things you could be doing! We look forward to serving... More

Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Shortly after we relocated to Winchester, Virginia, El Centro opened on the historic downtown walking mall in the heart of town. Great location, but more importantly great food at very reasonable prices. When our out of town family comes for visits, all of us make sure to include El Centro as one of our dining stops. I'm really hard to... More

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ElCentroVA, Owner at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Steve, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Since the renovations on the walking mall, Winchester has become a destination location for many and they look to Trip Advisor for recommendations so your kind words are very much appreciated! Next time you are in, please ask for myself, or Terry, we would like to meet you and... More

Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Have you been to Old Town Winchester, VA? We were splendidly surprised by what we discovered to be a fabulously revitalized "Old Town" area along the middle parts of Loudoun Street. Effectively, they closed the street to automobile traffic and have created one of the most amazing pedestrian malls I have ever walked, next to Fort Collins, CO. We walked... More

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ElCentroVA, Owner at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Jeff, thank you for your review of El Centro. I'm glad that you discovered the walking mall; the city has been working very hard in the revitalization of Old Town and I'm glad it shows! If you decide you want to come back, we have a couple of great Bed n' Breakfast within walking distance! Please come back and see... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I had a late lunch here. The tortilla soup was as thick as cement and inedible in my opinion. The carne asada was okay . The waitress was very good. I would never go back.

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Fourbohans, Owner at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Gordon, I am very concerned that your experience here was so bad that you titled it “Worst Restaurant in Winchester.” Obviously not a review that I like to see! To us, service is a very important part of your experience here, so I’m glad to see that you were treated well. Of course, the quality of our food is equally... More

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