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El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink

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Mexican, Bar, Pub
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1 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA
+1 540-313-4583
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink is located in the center of...
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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    Very good
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to enjoy a meal.

The service and the food is great. I've enjoyed every meal I've eaten at El Centro. Definitely a great place. During the warmer months it is great to grab a table outside and when the weather is not so great the large windows offer entertaining views of the walking mall and street entertainers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
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Stephens City, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no redeeming qualities about this place other than the beer was cold. Bad food, Bad service, dirty dining room.

Helpful?
Thank melicord
ElCentroVA, General Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your experience! I would love to find out more about what happened so we can fix the issues. As you can see from our other posts this is not the norm and we would like to right those wrongs. If you wouldn't mind emailing me some details I would greatly appreciate... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The service and the food is great. I've enjoyed every meal I've eaten at El Centro. Definitely a great place. During the warmer months it is great to grab a table outside and when the weather is not so great the large windows offer entertaining views of the walking mall and street entertainers.

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Thank Sue1234567891011
ElCentroVA, General Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write such a nice review! More 

Winchester, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lovely, consistent quality Mexican food. Great margaritas too! Que bueno! Great location, outside seasonal dining and great service.

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Thank frogmagic
ElCentroVA, General Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for all your kind words! We strive to exceed our guests expectations every visit!!! More 

Frederick, Maryland
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My wife and I spent Sunday afternoon enjoying the walking mall in old town Winchester VA and got a hankering for Mexican. We wanted to keep it simple and quick. My wife had a Chicken Taco Salad and I had the Carnitas on the favorites menu. Both were great and really did the trick. The pork on my dish was... More 

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Thank Phillip L
ElCentroVA, General Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us during your trip to the walking mall! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, I always recommend the Carnitas they're my favorite!! Please visit again soon! More 

Winchester, Virginia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

More or less hipster/upscale Mexican food. The environment, the service, the food, and, on certain nights, the live entertainment is great. I've enjoyed every bite of the food I've had from El Centro. Definitely a great place to relax, eat, and be merry.

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Thank Haley d
ElCentroVA, General Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for such an amazing review!!! We do or best to exceed expectations with each an every guest experience!!! More 

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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The service was excellent and the setting is very attractive but the food is just a hair above okay. We were travelling and in the mood for good Mexican food but this place did not fill the bill. Later we heard from a local resident that most locals don't bring guests there because there are so many other really good... More 

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Thank Julieroadtrip
ElCentroVA, General Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I'm glad you enjoyed the service you received but am very sorry you didn't love your meal. I would like to invite you back next time you're in the area to try another dish. More 

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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Service was very friendly and attentive, food was quite good (not spectacular, but quite good.). Liked the table side guacamole. Will certainly go again, good value.

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Thank GoFryGo
ElCentroVA, Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

We try our best to provide great service and we're glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

NEW YORK
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124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is in the ole town of Winchester.... The chips & Salsa was good, The food came out very hot & ready to eat..... I had the Shrimp & Scallops Chimichanga with black beans & rice (little more please) LOL..... The Mojito was good also..... Sit by the window to take on the view of ole town....

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1 Thank o1_cisco
ElCentroVA, Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Please stop by next time you're in town. More 

Winchester, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The service is always quick, the salsa is yummy, and their meals are excellent. Love their tacos and burritos.

Helpful?
Thank Sheryl H
ElCentroVA, Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We do our best everyday to provide great food and service to our guests! More 

Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We just came for appetizers and drinks, and I was unimpressed by the sampler we got. The items were very bland and not that great. We didn't try their other food, so maybe that's better.

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Thank shayer21
ElCentroVA, Manager at El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your appetizer! I hope you will give us another shot and order off the full menu. I promise you won't be disappointed! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-313-4583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?