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1075 Adams Ave., El Centro, CA
(760) 337-8888
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California, United States
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Just a typical Chinese food establishment, it was OK but I have had far better. Prices were average, portions were good sized, just did not float my boat very well.

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Thank DAN R
Nevada City, CA
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We love coming here with a group of 6-8 & ordering a bunch of dishes to share. They have a couple big tables in the back that let the food circle around...NO ONE goes home hungry & everyone is happy with "most" of the choices. (Those unhappy are not that way because of the quality of the food - just... More 

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Alpine, California
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The food here is very, very good - which is mostly why you go to a restaurant, right? The service was average - our waiter was a bit cheeky. Atmosphere is typical Chinese restaurant, a bit noisy. Prices a bit high, especially for lunch (one price for lunch or dinner). Portions are average. Our recent experience....hubby sez: "can we get... More 

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holtville
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Food is good here, service is good too. They did a great job for my uncles funeral saving me the back room to have after the funeral and had like a buffet style for all to enjoy. The service was excellent and the food great too.

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Thank familytime2day
El Centro, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very Authentic Chinese food, excellent service. Variety is great. Excellent for large Family events.

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Thank 482mariaj
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

While in El Centro on business, I went to this restaurant for dinner. It was not a good experience, The food was very good, but the service was very poor. I ordered Won Ton Soup for my appetizer and an entree. Then I waited approximately 15 minutes for my soup. When it was finally served it was served with the... More 

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Thank Raymond J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We ate here on our way to san deigo from Tempe. The food was excellent. We ordered the curry prawns that tasty very good, next time ill try something new. The desert was the best desert i ever tried. Especially the La mode. Molten chocolate cake with ice cream Amaaaaaazing

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Thank TariqKhalid
El Centro, California, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Have eaten here for over 20 years and food is consistently good. Service is above par forth Valley but all food service in this town is mediocre at best. Great steaks and honest drinks

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El Centro, CA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been going to the China Palace for the past 12 years and have yet to have a bad meal whether it's lunch or dinner.

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Thank rfragale
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

When you visit a restaurant titled "China Palace", naturally you don't expect amazing steaks. Well kids, pull up a sandbag and listen in. This restaurant provided potentially one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Perfectly cooked, well accompanied with fresh salad, a good selection of sauce, it's was fantastic. Only downside is the limited English spoken by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1075 Adams Ave., El Centro, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: (760) 337-8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?