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El Centenario

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14 Union Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894-4480
+1 603-569-3445
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Hunt Valley, Maryland
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Izzy's menu is brilliant. Fish tacos with the sole are superb. Excellent vegetarian tacos (or) fajitas with perfectly cooked portobello mushrooms, squash, carrots, and sautéed onions. One of the best in Wolfeboro, a must do

Thank ShRadMd
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

While this is a small restaurant, its food, atmosphere and service are the real deal. It is family owned and operated, and they know how to make extraordinary Mexican food. Do not bypass the at-the-table prepared guac!

2 Thank louise g
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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198 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We frequent this place often due to the freshness of the food and the wide menu. There is no bag and boil here at all! We happen to come in on an evening where they serve the rib special. I have never had better ribs, ever! The owners work extremely hard, and are very friendly. It is a small place,... More 

Thank eloquentone1
Andover, United States
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a small restaurant just a little outside of downtown Wolfeboro. The food is great - guacamole made tableside was perfection, the mole sauce sublime, tamales not too dense, and they mix a good drink. There are two people to take care of the entire front of the house (bar and table service, including making the guacamole) so you... More 

Thank Lisa G
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is so unassuming, but it's the BEST mexican food you'll have for hours! The staff & owner are welcoming and friendly. As soon as I sat down I knew I would love the place. The food was absolutely delicious and matched perfectly with my delectable Margarita. So happy to have a wonderful new place to visit while on... More 

Thank Iheartmaine
Shreveport, Louisiana
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I had not been back to El Centenario in maybe a year ,and honestly it was the best I have ever had there and will definitely return more frequently. The menu has changed to include numerous taco choices, and the service was exceptional. I love the space, very bistro-like, and the presentation was above par culminating with a Helado Frito.... More 

Thank Mary S
Swanzey, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had dinner during the week, when on way to business meeting. The folks working there were very, very friendly and welcoming. They were the best part. The food was over-cooked and lacking in any subtlety of flavor. But it also took 45 minutes to get, despite there only being one other table there when I ordered. I ended up having... More 

Thank Maryann L
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stopped into El Centenario for a late lunch yesterday and were pleasantly surprised! There was only one other couple there when we entered, but several others came in during our lunch. The hostess/waitress/bartender was great, she was personable, efficient and knowledgeable. Since we were there for a late lunch we decided on two appetizers: the Botana which was an... More 

Thank Julie C
Seabrook, New Hampshire
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Small dining area , so make reservations ! The food is freshly made, portions generous, service was very good !

Thank Linda G
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Hard to believe it's Wolfeboro -- above par Mexican food with sophisticated spice blends, wonderful service.

Thank dem-als

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Union Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894-4480
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Wolfeboro
  • Phone Number: +1 603-569-3445
Located in Wolfeboro, at 14 Union Street, next to Town Hall. This authentic family owned Mexican restaurant serves from 11am to 10pm on weekdays, and til 12am on the weekends. You can eat in, take out, or have it delivered.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?