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El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink

) #16 of 207 Restaurants in Winchester $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
1 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4715
+1 540-313-4583
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (17 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4715
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in for a light supper at happy hour. We partook of a few of the house happy hour margaritas which were quite tasty. We then split the chicke enchiladas that were very good. Service was outstanding and everyone were very friendly.

Thank Oldcoastie23
Reviewed 1 week ago

True Mexican! I love the fajitas with squash and zucchini. Unique and really yummy. Sit outside and enjoy the walking mall on nice weather and with your four legged friend. This is my teen girls favorite place to eat. The queso is really good. Staff...More

Thank Hokies1993
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this Old Town restaurant. Beautiful Old Town location, and great food and great service!

Thank Crystal K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had friendly service, quick and tasty food at reasonable prices, in heart of old town. Recommended for Mex.

Thank AHSRiverrat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Mexican food with a choice of outdoor or inside seating. The outdoor seating is on the walking mall, so great for people watching. On some evenings, there is live music played in the back section, which can get quite loud.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been by this restaurant numerous times and it always looks extremely busy. Decided to try it out finally and luckily was able to get a seat. We ordered a variety of foods within my party and all plates were clean. You get adequate...More

Thank kashipley
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

A very nice restaurant and well located at the walking mall in downtown Winchester but the food and service was average. We felt rush, maybe because there were busy?

Thank Grissel A
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Almost hate to review with the fear more people will take our seats!! Sitting outside watching the people and drinking is so fun at El CENTRO! Nights when they have Jimmy Lee playing music is great inside at the bar area. Honestly we don't go...More

Thank MikeGuev
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Good Mexican food. I've eaten here several times and have no gripes with it. The food is good and the location is excellent, right on the downtown walking mall.

Thank HuntCon
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I recently visited El Centro again (5th time!) for lunch when my niece was visiting from California. We had been out touring Winchester and decided to stop in Old Town for lunch and a walking tour. As usual the food was great. Their lunch deals...More

Thank Barnettfamily4
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they use lard in they're cooking and is there chicken broth in their rice
November 23, 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from pghgirl74 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure on either. sorry. Best bet would be call and ask. Those are things I don't think about as I have no dietary restrictions and while on vacation, I don't mind a splurge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4715
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-313-4583
El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink is located in the center of Winchester on the Old Town Walking Mall at 1 N Loudon. From our amazing homemade salsa to our mouthwatering Carnitas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite! Our menu is compiled with a variety of appetizers, classic Mexican dishes and delicious desserts. Not to mention, we also offer a great selection of ice cold beer and over 20 margaritas! Come and relax in a comfortable and stylish restaurant or enjoy the nice weather and sit on the patio, either way it will be an honor to serve you!
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