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“Great food!”
Review of El Centro

El Centro
Ranked #3 of 610 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $7
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

The food in this place is fantastic. It is a little bit expensive if your on a backpackers budget, but worth it for a special occasion. Just to warn you they charge 6% tax and 10% service. We loved it, it is a must try!
It is located on the south east side of jalan haji saman
Enjoy :-)

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1  Thank RKrtw
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Went here with the kids on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed (we went back a second night). The food was really great and such a variety everyone should be able to find something to suit. None of us are that keen on fresh tomatoes, but their bruschetta was so fresh - I am sure their tomatoes were grown in heaven. The food is also very reasonably priced. We got there quite early and had no trouble getting a table, but as we left the place was full. Obviously a haunt of locals and ex-pats, and that sense of familiarity and friendship was lovely to feel vicariously! The only point of note (probably true of all local restaurants) is that smoking is not restricted. Having said that, the place is open (there is no wall street-side) and even though I am a staunch smoke-hater it did not bother me. Oh - and cash only - no cards.

1  Thank Elizabeth H
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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!

Thank Clairejean S
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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.

1  Thank Sandemaman
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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.

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Thank mhareth
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