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Camacho's Place

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796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
+1 760-352-5810
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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El Centro, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This 70-yr old + restaurant is where the locals go. Its hard to find but worth the effort. You'll always meet someone you know, if you're from around here. If not - just ask anyone eating for some local info. Great Mexican food, friendly staff. Some families have been coming here for 3 generations, because the food & ambiance are... More 

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Pine Valley, California
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89 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

perhaps the oldest restaurant in the Imperial Valley, Camacho's place has had to weather the challenge of dozens of younger competitors, in all cuisines All us old timers hope it will survive; their (non-refined) beans continue to be the Gold Standard

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Thank RogerDR26
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recently driving from San Diego to Phoenix and were passing through El Centro over the lunch hour. We had eaten at Camacho's Place years ago and remembered it as a fun place with good Mexican food. We detoured off I-8 through the farm fields for about 15 minutes to find the place, with our 40 year old daughter... More 

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Thank dennisr591
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

When you visit any community institution like Camacho's Place in El Centro, you can't compare it to the new chain restaurants of today. Very little has changed in the 70 years this place has been open. So when you come looking for great Mexican Food, get ready for great homemade Mexican Food, wonderful service (ok it's slow but the attention... More 

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Thank Jeff A
Salt Lake City
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place has a LONG history -- it is located out in the countryside - an old converted house. Has been there for more than 60 years -- and no remodeling ever done. Keep an open mind - it is not modern at all. Pros: Food is considered good Mexican food. One of the few places where authentic fresh nopales... More 

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El Centro, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is old and dirty. Service is slow. Food is OK but not sure how no one hasn't gotten sick eating here. They need to get with the times and accept debit cards.

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Thank 843stevenv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for many years. Love this place!!! Dropping off some friends....time to experience real Mexican cuisine!!

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Thank Letrell C
El Centro CA
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Good food. Slow but friendly service. Server might also cook. Interesting and fun wall art/ photos/etc.

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Thank farmernorm
Abbotsford, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We had heard that this was a neat and weird place that had tons of history in the area. It used to be a store in the 40's and serviced many farmers and what not. We arrived and it was not busy. The one old haggard lady looked at us but did not say anything. We sat down at a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Fantastic restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Authentic Mexican food . You must have been there when in the area. You can only pay cash.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 796 W Wahl Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9513
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-352-5810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?