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El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink

1 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA
540-313-4583
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Ranked #28 of 212 restaurants in Winchester
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican
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 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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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 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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Winchester, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Staff was very attentive, but not hovering. The manager escorted the food server to make sure everything was to our liking. And we liked! The salsa and chips were very flavorful. I had the steak/chicken combo fajitas. Lots of vegetables and meat searing on a skillet. Waitress was super nice. Wish we had room for dessert.

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

We are happy to hear that your experience at El Centro was a good one! It's very easy to fill up on the chips and salsa, but hopefully the next time you will have room for dessert....you could always get it to go! Terry and Holly Bohan More

Westminster, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We're serious Mexican food fans, and we enjoyed two meals in a row at El Centro! The margarita list is creative, with lots of unusual options. The queso blanco is fantastic! The entrees are all hand made, high quality food. Highlights are the fish tacos, the shrimp tacos, and the chicken quesadillas. The enchiladas with the tomatillo sauce were delicious... More

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

Meggan, I'm glad that you enjoyed El Centro! Let us know next time you are in! Look forward to meeting you. Terry & Holly More

Fairfax, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. It offers much more variety and unusual food combinations - almost like gourmet Mexican. I have eaten both lunch and dinner there several times and am ready to go back! Great service too!

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

Thanks IMNVA, we appreciate you taking the time to review! Holly More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We really enjoyed the food and comfortable space with reasonable prices. The tamales were especially good. We were traveling from NY to Tennessee.

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

It was a pleasure meeting you the other day and I truly appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I hope that the rest of your trip went well as you traveled to meet the newest addition to your family! Maybe well see you on the return trip...safe travels! More

Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Had our office Christmas party here! Nice atmosphere with a duo providing some musical entertainment. Great variety of food and beverages made this an ideal location for the 12 of us! We knew it was safe for the holiday gathering because several of us have had either lunch or dinner here before and never a bad experience.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, feed back is very important! We look forward to serving you again soon! More

Highland, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We are out here in Virginia visiting our son who is attending Shenandoah. Coming from southern California, our son REALLY misses Mexican food, so absolutely wanted to try this place out. The service was great. Chips and salsa were complimentary, salsa a little bland, but the entrees were great. My son had then lunch burrito special for 'big eaters!' -... More

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

Serigo, I’m glad that you enjoyed your visit to El Centro! I hope that we will be your son’s go to place for Mexican food. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I Come back to see us when you are back in town! Terry and Holly Bohan More

Manassas, Va.
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I'm basing my review on the reviews from approximately 12 gentlemen from Mexico eating there. I bring in foreign groups to train at Summit Point with law enforcement from Mexico the primary group. My last two groups went here after I told them about the restaurant. The most recent a couple of weeks ago. Both groups gave the place excellent... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. We appreciate the groups that you bring into El Centro and I am glad to hear that they are enjoying their meals. We look forward to future groups and if there is anything else that we can do for you please give us a call. Even though you... More

Bowie, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We spent the day in downtown Old Winchester and stopped in at El Centro for happy hour margaritas and appetizers. Food and drinks were very good! great chips and salsa! Very nice atmosphere and nicely decorated. Good, friendly service. Would definitely go back if I was in the area again.

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

Catherine, thanks for your review! I’m glad that you enjoyed El Centro and hope that you will come back and visit. The Old Town Walking Mall continues to have fun events….maybe another getaway to Winchester? We have a link on our website to find out about the events @ www.elcentrova.com Thanks again! Terry and Holly Bohan More

Washington, DC
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This new Mexican-styled place has wait staff that tries hard to please, and succeeds. The menu gives you lots of choices but, having just had lunch there with nine friends, I'd guess that core sides like guacamole, refritos and sour cream, plus a white cheese sauce, are the mainstays to which the variety of proteins and breadstuffs are added. (That's... More

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

Thank you for your comments, as business owners feedback is crucial! I’m glad to hear that your server was accommodating! Yes, parking is convenient! There are 3 parking garages all within 1 block of the walking mall, plus meters! Thanks again and we look forward to serving you again! Terry and Holly Bohan More

Winchester, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Have tried it twice and have enjoyed it immensely. Not the 'out of the can' stuff, really seemed fresh. Margaritas are good!

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

Elizabeth, I am very happy to hear that you enjoy El Centro! I’m not sure if you have been back since we have added new margaritas to our menu, for a total of 20 awesome choices! Thank you for taking the time to write a review!! Terry and Holly Bohan More

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