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“Good deal!” 4 of 5 stars
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Golden Corral Restaurant
2018 N. Inperial Ave., El Centro, CA 92243
760-336-0009
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Ranked #47 of 94 Restaurants in El Centro
Cuisines: American
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Penticton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Good deal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Ever had steak at a buffet? Well you can at Golden Corral. After a winter in Mexico we always head here first . Good food, salads, soups, all sorts of meat and good deserts. Great service with a smile, well worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dhs, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Cold food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is the second time I have eaten here, and both times much of the food was cold or tepid. There is simply no excuse for this. It's not only unsafe, but detracts from the taste.

Food for the most part was tasty, or would have been at the proper temp. Pot roast and meat loaf were hot; cold food was cold. But lo mein, mashed potatoes, gravy, mac & cheese were all tepid to cold.

Not a particularly good value either. Beverage is extra. Unlikely I'll go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“More of a chuck wagon experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The quality of the produce and cooked meats vary substantially. The steaks are tastless and tough. Depending on the time of day, offerings are wilted or of poor quality and are not replenished or are haphazardly replaced. Even the cards identifing the food is not changed .The employees that attend the produce and cooked food are inattentive and careless in their duties; clearly, they are under supervised. The rating would be more accurate at 2.5, poor to average.

Visited February 2013
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Calexico, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pricey!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Food wasn't very good, and not a big selection for being a buffet style restaurant. could have given a better variety of meats at lunch.

Visited May 2013
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Niland, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Won't return.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Food is mediocre. Kids running up and down the aisles, unsupervised, sticking their fingers into the foods. Bathrooms need to be upgraded. Staff is not very attentive. The quoted price for dinner does not include a drink, but you don't know that until it is time to pay!

Visited November 2012
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