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El Centro

| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 14-862 3877
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (84 reviews)
“hummus” (37 reviews)
“mezze platter” (11 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
Mexican, American, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 601 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this little bar in the heart of the city especially as it has had a update and looks bright and cheery .The staff are lovely ,friendly and chatty and the menu is very reasonable & not that extensive Their soft chicken tacos are...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good restaurant if your in the mood for something besides Asian food , good Mexican food we recommend the burritos and soft tacos! The massage next door also gives a good massage.

Thank golfindan1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was great, cocktails ok. Food is Mexican, Burgers and Pizza, with a good choice for vegetarians. Cocktails were not bad, but not the best either.

Thank EnricoPalazzo666
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice food and great atmosphere. Super friendly staff. Ended up going there 4 times. We recommend this place!

Thank Christian L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, drinks, reggae and other music. Nothing too surprising, but definitely worth a go.

Thank Clemens B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a good few nights at this fun central bar. Lots of offers, quiz night is great, drinks reasonably priced and served with a smile. Cheers!

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

have been to this restaurant for the 4th time and never dissapointed us, what we liked is the rustic ambiance away from the big touristy restaurants at the " water front " it has maybe 5 or 6 tables and 4 high stool tables ,...More

Thank Kutz73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love some good wraps, tacos and fajitas, here’s the place to go! Price range and portion is decent and drinks are pretty affordable too! Don’t be shy to ask for recommendations if you have no on idea what to order! Their wait staffs...More

Thank EmmeCY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here three times, which pretty much sums up how much we liked it! Good food and service, salads were excellent. It doesn't look like much but don't be fooled, this is the place to enjoy a wide selection of Mexican style food in...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous little place that I probably would have walked straight past if it wasn't for Trip Advisor. The food is really tasty. Try the spicy bean enchiladas. They are well worth it. Great selection and lovely welcoming service with excellent prices to match. Went there...More

Thank _sandy_dowding
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Questions & Answers
20 December 2016|
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Response from KotieKingo |
hi-yes we serve coffee that is good! you can also add baileys or khalua
29 February 2016|
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Response from HYJ10 | Reviewed this property |
Most restaurants in KK serve no pork, except for those that serve purely Chinese food. This one serves no pork too but it is a bit like a bar and a lot of tourists drink beer there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 14-862 3877
  • E-mail
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.
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