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El Centro

| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 14-862 3877
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (81 reviews)
“hummus” (36 reviews)
“mezze platter” (16 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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1 - 10 of 623 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My Mum and myself came across this venue on a stroll back to out hotel. After realising we didn’t have enough cash we made the effort to go back to our hotel and return to get some evening drinks. We started with a pitcher of...More

Thank itscecils
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow the food here was sooooo good! It a gorgeous wee restaurant, with very friendly service and the yummiest passionfruit margheritas and chilli and cucumber margheritas for a bit of a cocktail twist. We shared the tacos and quesadilla and they were both delicious. Highly...More

1  Thank Sharne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a couple time because the food is always good. Great especially after coming out of a long trek. Delicious cocktails too!

1  Thank Ollie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a satisfying Mexican fix that is cheap, and where there is good drinks to enjoy good company with, this is the place to be!

1  Thank ElaineMM85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very busy litte cafe which offers very nice western dishes. I had their New Zealand meat patty burger which was very tasty. The salad was a bit of a let down but who worries if the burger is good! Staff very friendly....More

1  Thank Grant B
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We ended up eating here twice; once for dinner and once for lunch. The menu is a mix of Greek, Mexican and pizza - we particularly liked the mezze platter. Reasonably priced with a great atmosphere.

Thank LM82
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a Mexican fix come get some tacos here. Very good tacos. Would recommend 10/10!

Thank Miriham W
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great food options and priced well. Great for drinks as well with several smoothie and juice options

Thank George I
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Was surprised that this place was actually pretty cheap! Very tasty food, not the biggest portions. Nice atmosphere, would definitely recommend.

Thank Frankie M
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I've eaten here twice while in KK and both times were brilliant - definitely recommend! There's a huge selection of drinks - both non-alcoholic and alcoholic - including refreshing, fresh options and a wide variety of food - Mexican, pizza, burgers and salads. Both times,...More

Thank Beckylovesadventures
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Questions & Answers
9 May 2018|
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Response from healey32 | Property representative |
it is every Wednesday at 8:30pm
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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 14-862 3877
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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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