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Camacho's Place

796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
+1 760-352-5810
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good22%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The oldest restaurant in Imperial Valley. It was started about three-quarters of a century ago, and continues to be very popular, mostly for breakfast foods and rather standard Mexican food. Much of their food is fried and the restaurant has not been updated for over...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DesertFarmer
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Out south west of El Centro is a true little Gem of a restaurant serving up great Mexican food. This place has been around along time and visited by many near and far. Rosie and her husband Tommy are keeping this place going and serving...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ed L
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank irenes236
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

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: January 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: December 2016
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

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank 724jeffa
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

Date of visit: December 2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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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