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Camacho's Place

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796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
+1 760-352-5810
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good18%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
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796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This place is out in the middle of nowhere, in farm country. It’s a great place to take friends. There is a lot of history and a lot of stories. Don’t be in a hurry, as the owners are there to please, but not necessarily...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Historic, cafe with authentic mexican food. Met Rosie & Tommy. Third generation owner. Used to be the meeting place for farmers in town. They even told me that Prince Harry ate there 6years ago. I ate the CARNE ASADA TACO, it's a bomb. Order 2...More

Thank Irene S
Reviewed May 10, 2017

The restaurant has been around for many many years .The former owners retired and sold to younger people The atmosphere is very rustic and old It is quite out of the way about 8 miles south of hiway 8 Theer are better places that are...More

Thank dennislI2186FY
Reviewed February 20, 2017

This 70-yr old + restaurant is where the locals go. Its hard to find but worth the effort. You'll always meet someone you know, if you're from around here. If not - just ask anyone eating for some local info. Great Mexican food, friendly staff....More

Thank uniforms911
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

perhaps the oldest restaurant in the Imperial Valley, Camacho's place has had to weather the challenge of dozens of younger competitors, in all cuisines All us old timers hope it will survive; their (non-refined) beans continue to be the Gold Standard

Thank RogerDR26
Reviewed January 22, 2017

We were recently driving from San Diego to Phoenix and were passing through El Centro over the lunch hour. We had eaten at Camacho's Place years ago and remembered it as a fun place with good Mexican food. We detoured off I-8 through the farm...More

Thank dennisr591
Reviewed January 7, 2017

When you visit any community institution like Camacho's Place in El Centro, you can't compare it to the new chain restaurants of today. Very little has changed in the 70 years this place has been open. So when you come looking for great Mexican Food,...More

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed September 24, 2016

This place has a LONG history -- it is located out in the countryside - an old converted house. Has been there for more than 60 years -- and no remodeling ever done. Keep an open mind - it is not modern at all. Pros:...More

1  Thank BirdsNBees
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is old and dirty. Service is slow. Food is OK but not sure how no one hasn't gotten sick eating here. They need to get with the times and accept debit cards.

Thank 843stevenv
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for many years. Love this place!!! Dropping off some friends....time to experience real Mexican cuisine!!

Thank Letrell C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-352-5810
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