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“Very nice lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink

El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink
Ranked #16 of 283 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
New York
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very nice lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

While visiting the area, we came across this restaurant through Tripadvisor. The reviews were spot on. We chose an outside table as it was a beautiful day. We ordered a pitcher of the peach sangria. It was good, not great, especially for the price $22! The food, on the other hand, was tasty, fresh, and reasonably priced. Our son had the steak and eggs dish, which he devoured! My husband had a beef combo and I had a seafood chimichanga which was delicious. Our server was polite and attentive. Overall, a good experience - recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Food but Only So-So Sangria”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

We visited El Centro for a quick bite and drink during the busy beer festival and the restaurant was packed. Despite being full the service was friendly and prompt. Our food was good - the fresh guacamole was exceptional - but the $17.50 pitcher of sangria was less than impressive. It was just too watery. We'll probably come back but will skip the sangria.

Visited June 2013
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Thank PeteAndTheFam
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Aurora, Missouri
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Historic downtown Winchester adds a go-to Mexican Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Our weekend in Winchester included a visit to the newly refurbished downtown pedestrian mall. We expected historic buildings, local shops, and good food, but the new El Centro Mexican restaurant was a cut above. They've only been open about a month (the place still has that 'new car' smell) but our experience was exceptional from the get-go. The host stepped outside to welcome us in and seated us at a window booth overlooking the busy walking mall...great for people watching. Our server quickly took our drink order and delivered chips and fabulous house salsa while we looked over the menu. Shortly our pork tacos and seafood enchiladas arrived. The presentation was excellent and we enjoyed the mix of flavors. Portions were generous but not ridiculous. The staff gave us just the right amount of attention. If we lived closer to Winchester, this would absolutely be our go-to place for Mexican food.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Kelly J
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Stephens City
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great food, service and location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Love the location on the downtown Winchester walking mall. They have both inside and outside patio seating. The service was terrific. They were busy, it was prom night plus lots of people on the mall but we didn't have long to wait and had a wonderful server. She was very sweet and attentive. The food was excellent. Everything tasted fresh and was well prepared. We will be back again soon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mic104
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Muy Beuno!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Our food was prepared with the freshest ingredients and served with the most friendly attitude. The cuisine is classic Mexican, which is a pleasant change for Winchester. Glad to have another option for dining on the walking mall.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 2fromhere
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