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El Centro

| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 14-862 3877
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (84 reviews)
“hummus” (37 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 6 days ago via mobile

Although it’s not Malaysian food I would recommend this place to eat on a holiday. It is very tasty and had a fun vibe. The staff are very attentive and polite. The three bean chilli was excellent. The juices were also very good.

Thank Worldtraveller0609
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would recommend this place to kick back after a day in the sun and sea. Good food (quite large portions), beers and cocktails. Very lovely place and cool staff! Thanks!

Thank Arte E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after an afternoon trip to one of the islands. The wife had the chicken wrap and I had the lamb... can't speak for the wife but the lamb wrap was delicious. Got macaroni and cheese for the daughter and she gobbled most of...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ahhhh total food-gasm.. I was taken to another place. I had the burrito with veg and beans,totally worth the money. They know how to make authentic salsa too. The only this is the bonus side chips could Of been more crispy ;)

Thank Celia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a friendly restaurant/bar with western and Tex-mex food type. Good choice if you’re looking for something else than food you can usually get in most Malaysian restaurants.

Thank faluchustaczek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad, food was tasty. Prices were reasonable. The pesto sandwich wasn’t quite what I expected, being toasted. All in all, decent place for casual lunch, possibly dinner.

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had fajitas (there's only so much Malaysian food I can eat unfortunately) which were some of the best I've had in a long time, and a few cocktails, all well made. We had a really nice evening here, the staff were lovely, we both...More

Thank KaeleighJessica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this little bar in the heart of the city especially as it has had a update and looks bright and cheery .The staff are lovely ,friendly and chatty and the menu is very reasonable & not that extensive Their soft chicken tacos are...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good restaurant if your in the mood for something besides Asian food , good Mexican food we recommend the burritos and soft tacos! The massage next door also gives a good massage.

Thank golfindan1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great, cocktails ok. Food is Mexican, Burgers and Pizza, with a good choice for vegetarians. Cocktails were not bad, but not the best either.

Thank EnricoPalazzo666
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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