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1530 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-1902
760/352-4570
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Scottsdale
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, nice atmosphere, good food and fast service. No specific lynch menu but you can order anything a la carte reasonably priced and not fill up on rice & beans. Freshly made chile relleno, shredded beef tacos.

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Thank ArizonaTwo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in El Centro. The food is generally good more Focused towards the American customer versus the inland Mexican food. However there's some dishes that are traditionally Mexican but not as spicy.

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Thank Salvador Q
Calexico, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

These have to be one the best folded tacos I've ever eaten. You can order either a hard, medium or soft shell.

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Thank michaelgE2795HQ
Houston, TX
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I eat at this restaurant every time I come to El Centro. The service is always great. The food is good and so are the prices. It's not fancy, but good.

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Thank txwoman
El Centro, California
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Chips are cold and stale. Salsa lacks salt and seasoning. Food isn't very good. Portions are small. I don't recommend this place at all.

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Thank 843stevenv
El Centro, California, United States
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

If you want authentic home-style Mexican, Celia's is the local's choice for overall good Mexican food. Try a "Special" Quesada, it's a fried quesada with cheese that has melted in the process of frying. Only found in Imperial Valley, the #1 place for Mexican..

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Thank Sue L
Alpine, California
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Over the years we have eaten there several times when passing through. They always have good service and great food. The owner is a great person.

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Thank CriticalAdvisor
Quartzsite, Arizona
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Because Marcos!...the sweetest, most attentive, happiest waiter I've ever met... He puts the serve in the word service...he even plugged in my phone for it to charge... There is a good sized menu...I tried something new and had the Chilaquiles... They were tasty with some onion and green pepper...I ordered it without the sour cream... Tasty indeed with over easy... More 

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Thank roadtramp56
Holtville, California
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52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

The title is meant as a compliment, but living only a few kilometers from the Mexican border and whose friends are primarily Mexican, I eat authentic home-cooked Mexican food on a regular basis. Celia's doesn't exactly remind me of authentic Mexican cuisine. Celia's chef's might begin with excellent Mexican ingredients, use time-honored Mexican recipes, and serve the food in a... More 

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Thank Ronald F
Snowflake, Arizona
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185 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We went out of our way to go here because of the reviews we say on Trip Advisor but we were not impressed at all. The food was very average and the enchilada tasted exactly the same as a frozen enchilada TV dinner you wod buy at the grocery store. The other items were average at best, and the prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-1902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: 760/352-4570

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