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El Centro

| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 19-893 5499
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (86 reviews)
“hummus” (36 reviews)
“mezze platter” (11 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got the Mezze platter as we had read in so many of these reviews how good it was and were not disappointed. Very yummy, we also shared the mixed soft tacos and a jug of Margherita which was great. Went back for a second...More

Thank GenP479
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food and great to eat something else than rice. Cousy atmosphere ( indoor smoking) and nice staff. They do unfortunately not take credit card.

Thank Ane N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal, we enjoyed the Bean Chilli and Taco's as well as a few jugs of Margaritas. Very pleasant.

Thank Eggsbenedict96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for lunch hoping to catch up on emails but unfortunately they do not have wifi which surprised me as every other restaurant I had been in, had wifi. I had the tofu/Tempe satay which was tasty. The service was okay. It was...More

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere - the place was buzzing all night. My only complaint was the toilet - I totally understand that loo paper can't go down the loo but provide a bin with a lid? And some paper towels to dry your hands? Not...More

Thank janey b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Third time at El Centro and again it didn't disappoint! Best value for money in KK, super delicious food and great margaritas! Keep up the great work El Centro team

Thank heatherkmason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent most of my evenings here recouping after a sweaty fortnight in the rainforest and an exhausting climb up mount Kinabalu. Lyn and her lovely family made me so welcome, great food absolutely banging Mojitos and only a fraction of the price of other bars...More

Thank sparkiboy2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Landed late on a Saturday night with four hungry teenagers. Easy place to find - good selection of western / Mexican food and drinks. Happy, friendly and attentive staff.

Thank kiwiwcyril
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the meze platter, which turned out to be a few bits of toast, small amount of a couple of roasted vegetables, humus, pesto, salsa and what resembled an Indian raiti. The main was chicken tacos, brought whilst I wasn't half way through my starter,...More

Thank MontyStamford
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We choose to have dinner here. The staff were friendly from the moment we walked in. The food was well presented and enjoyable. If you wanted to read the menu without trouble make sure you grab a table under the light. Other than that everything...More

Thank Axell33
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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, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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 19-893 5499
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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