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Celia's Restaurant

1530 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-1902
+1 760-352-4570
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“quesadillas” (9 reviews)
“refried beans” (5 reviews)
“taco” (5 reviews)
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08:00 - 20:30All hours
€€ - €€€
1530 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-1902
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On hearing we were taking a California-Arizona desert drive, friends recommended we stop here and order the Special Quesadilla. We did and it was. What makes it so special? Flaky pastry like a pie crust versus tortilla filled with cheese. Get chili rennello sauce on...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered 2 beef tacos which had (without exaggeration) a tablespoon of shredded beef on the bottom of a taco shell then covered with a pile of lettuce and a slight sprinkle of cheese. They had very little flavor. The bean burrito was decent and the...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

So I have been in the area for two weeks now. I have to say this is by far the best meal I've eaten yet. Was by far the most authentic. I was impressed with the staff truly friendly and very happy to serve. Just...More

Thank foodinreview
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This place is Truly authentic Mexican food, staff is Great, been here for many years, It is the reference all others are judged by.

Thank James E
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Unique deep fried quesadilla is great. Not greasy. Bar is nice for solo and staff was very friendly and service quick. Definitely would come back.

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My husband and I are from Tucson and we are use to excellent Mexican food. The food at Celia's was nothing special and we would not return. We got a chicken taco, cheese enchilada and Bean tostado with refried beans and rice. The taco shell...More

Thank Azsunshinelover
Reviewed 16 August 2017

As a local, I highly recommend this restaurant for authentic, delishious Mexican food - no reservation required. A friendly staff and the best guacamole ever, this is a must stop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Casual atmosphere and quick service - I highly recommend this...More

Thank jennifervS4130ML
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Everything on the menu is good. If you're local, you'll see someone you know here. Nice ambiance, plenty of parking.

Thank uniforms911
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My wife and I could not find the place where we wanted to eat, gave up looking and stopped at the first place we found. What a surprise we found, Celia's Mexican American restaurant. Very good food, lots of it, and the Mexican food dishes...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went there during operating hours, found a locked gate at 4 in the afternoon. Can't judge the food if your not there.

Thank Brian C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-1902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-352-4570
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