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“A yummy, affordable restaurant.”
Review of El Centro

El Centro
Ranked #2 of 569 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, International, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: El Centro is located in the middle of Kota Kinabalu's central business district near hotels and shopping centers.El Centro serves a variety of healthy and delicious food options from tacos to wraps, salads, burgers and local Malaysian favourites.The open concept restaurant has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that hosts a number of specialty nights like--pub quiz, jazz night, salsa lessons, them parties and art openings/exhibits. Open form 5pm - 12am for food and drinks. From the bar you can order beer or one of Katie's Killer Cocktails.
Sydney
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A yummy, affordable restaurant.”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I really enjoyed this restaurant, it was a lovely experience with a great atmosphere. The food was good and the staff were very friendly and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend El Centro!

Visited July 2013
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US
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great food at a good price”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We are here twice, and were very happy with everything we ate. The food is well prepared, and very reasonably priced. Don't miss an opportunity to eat here.

Visited July 2013
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Sanaa, Yemen
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97 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good place to eat”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are not that excited about Asian food and would like to eat something known and reasonable in Kota Kinabalu eat here their food is decent but their lunch menu is very limited so go there in dinner time. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank mhareth
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very cute place”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Food was nice but the lunch menu was very limited. The atmosphere was great as was the service - the place is in a good central location as well. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Aki D
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Small 'boutique' type restaurant with good food & character.”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

We have literally just left the place and had an excellent meal in nice surroundings with good service. The restaurant is small but busy and convenient for Kota Kinabalu city centre.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Sapper501
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