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Fortune House

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1627 W Main St, El Centro, CA 92243-2212
+1 760-352-3888
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Salt Lake City
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Chi nese food in Imperial Valley is a bit different -- it has an interesting history. As many know, Chinese laborers were imported early 20th Century to work on installing US railroads -- subsequently, these non-citizens were denied citizenship or even residency -- many moved to Mexicali, Mexico. A large Chinatown flourished there for years - and remnants of its... More 

Thank BirdsNBees
Imperial, California
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Fortune house has been a favorite ever since it opened as a break off of another local restaurant. I was introduced to it by the sales manager at a car lot I sold at and it was our favorite, usually at least once a week. Our favorite combo, salt and pepper chicken, shrimp fried rice and barbeque pork. A... More 

Thank Prischap
Holtville, California
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63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Sometimes I simply crave delicious, plain, simple Chinese food prepared and served without the frills and accoutrements deemed so desirable by many restaurateurs today. I want Letter "C"; rice, stir-fry vegetables and meat, and a couple of shrimp piled on top. I want it hot and fresh with crispy vegetables. That's what i had placed before me for lunch this... More 

Thank Ronald F
Rapid City, South Dakota
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221 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Clean, spacious, and with a large group of efficient servers and host. The lunch menu is reasonably priced and the portions are huge - even the small soup is larger than expected. Food was quickly prepared and served, and our server was very attentive. Great alternative to all of the fast food restaurants in the area.

Thank Meanderman01
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 16, 2016

This place prepares excellent Chinese food. The prices are very fair and service is excellent. Strongly recommend their noodles and salt and pepper chicken wings.

Thank Alex A
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 22, 2015

They have plenty of room for travelers to be seated. The service is pretty good , but the food is really delicious. My favorite is Chicken with black mushrooms with white rice. Serve you big portions so its a lot of food. Taste is great and enjoyable.

Thank familytime2day
Imperial, California
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Lunch at this place is ALWAYS crowded but large portions and Excellent food draw a crowd. Try the Salt and Pepper Fish, or Chicken. Taste Bud Orgasm

Thank Mike B
Heber, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food here is the best chinese food in the imperial valley excluding of course mexicali. I really like the prices and the fast service. If you are looking for chinese food and don't want to cross the border. This is it.

Thank 32332Michelle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1627 W Main St, El Centro, CA 92243-2212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-352-3888

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