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“Great service”
Review of El Centro

El Centro
Ranked #2 of 572 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $7
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

What a great few hours spent here awesome food and great service kids did some beading recommend for a drink and bite to eat

Visited June 2014
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English first
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great little watering hole in KK”
Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this little gem by fluke. Actually, we were enticed by the chalkboard sign out front that read "carlsberg bucket RM25. Further encouraged by delicious Vietnamese spring rolls (homemade and vegetarian), we're now preparing to explore more of the menu and perhaps another bucket of carlsberg. Also wine available at RM13 per glass. Friendly kiwi running the bar, seems to be a bit of an Aussie/Kiwi meeting spot. Nice vibe.

  • Visited June 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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334 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Good food, good music”
Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Told of this Resturant , and decided to try it.
Food was really good , service good. Cold beer and white wine.
Started with a selection of entrees - found that was enough
They had a live jazz band playing that was really good.
It appears to be the meeting / drinking place for lots of local / expats
It was a great experience
Highly recommended

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Thank Coroona
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing food!!! ”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming restaurant /bar. The food was amazing! Everyday the bar does different activities, we did the bead making workshop which was fun with the girls, and pub quiz on a Wednesday! It also offers free salsa lessons! I recommend you go here!!

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in central KK!”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This place is fantastic! It's run by a friendly American woman and has a really great vibe. It's small, and hot, but if anything that just adds to the atmosphere. There's stuff on the menu to suit almost all tastes, including salads, burgers, Malaysian dishes and more. The drinks menu is equally varied and includes cocktails! We will definitely visit here a few more times before we leave KK.

Highly recommended!

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Thank Abbey C
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