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“One of the best Steakhouses in the Valley” 4 of 5 stars
Review of China Palace

China Palace
Ranked #20 of 102 Restaurants in El Centro
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Holtville, California
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the best Steakhouses in the Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always a great place for special occasions and intimate dinners. The food is great, the service wonderful and great bar. It is a family tradition for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and birthdays.

Visited April 2014
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26 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
El Centro CA
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Some of the best Chinese food you will find anywhere. Okay atmosphere. Fair fare. Cold Chinese beer.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Avondale, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gross and over priced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Paid $30 for dried out meat and not even what I had ordered. The driver was given terrible information so the poor guy got lost. He was the best part of the whole ordeal. The food was a waste, not even edible. Pretty sure the fried shrimp was actually past due.

Visited January 2014
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Loma Linda, California
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226 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very good steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went to the steakhouse side. Wife's ribeye was perfectly cooked, as was my filet. Teriyaki sauce on my chicken was also excellent (I had the combo). Creme brûlée was average--be warned, the rim of the ramekin is very hot.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Jeremiah G
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Imperial, California
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“China Palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Excellent Food American and Chinese. Owner and wait staff are friendly. Usually visited daily by local Professionals. Judges, Dr's Attorneys, Law Enforcement, and Farmers. Looks a little older but very clean and well maintained. The Tri-Tip Sandwich is a lunch special and is excellent. The Bar is always open :)

Visited August 2013
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Thank Mike B
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