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“Very good Mexican Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Celia's

Celia's
1530 W. Adams Ave., El Centro, CA
760/352-4570
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Ranked #6 of 94 Restaurants in El Centro
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Very good Mexican Food”
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.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“The best Mexican food in 70 years.”
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 child came rushing back.
What excitement! It's been a couple of weeks now. I still can't stop thinking about it.
The mole on the cheese and onion enchilada. The frijoles that I remembered, not at all bland but rich. The tacos were of a different time and place. I want to go back. Some day I will.
I made new friends of Celia and Cecilia. Two charmers who made this happen.
I'm almost 80 and live in Kansas City but some day I'll make it back. This was the best!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Love love love!”
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Can't Beat It!”
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!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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El Centro, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great family atmosphere and tasty food!”
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 service club can have its monthly Board of Directors meeting.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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