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“Bar with amazing chocolate brownie”
Review of El Centro

El Centro
Ranked #2 of 578 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$7
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Bar with amazing chocolate brownie”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Small place that looks like a pub…and it is…but they serve good food. They offer different kinds of western food and it's pretty good, but portions are not very big. They leave you space for their big wonderful chocolate brownie with ice cream. It's actually more like mud cake. Prices are not very high. While you're there for dinner, you can enjoy couple more beers that are not expensive when you buy three.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Hannu-Pekka
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Funky little bar”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Recently dined at el centro after a busy day in kk. Found both the food and staff lovely. Ended up staying for more than a few drinks. Food was fresh and tasty. Funky decor and friendly helpful staff with an extensive drinks menu. Would definitely recommend a stop in here for a nice dinner and a cocktail or four.

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Durham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tasty food”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Arrived with 2 hubgry chikdren and had to wait for table, clearly a popular place. There is a little area where we waited with games so kids entertained, always good. Atmosphere nice, and great as we were offered 1/2 portions for children which was most welcome. Yes we cleared our plates it was all yummy. This is good place to stop at.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank SRB340
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
1,086 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 988 helpful votes
“Friendly place with great food”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

If you need a break from nasi and mee check this place out. I am not a pizza or burger fan in Asia but this was a worthy exception. Both made with fresh ingredients and not heavy.
Service was extremely friendly and attentive. Good value and good fun on the trivia night. Recommend.
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

What a great few hours spent here awesome food and great service kids did some beading recommend for a drink and bite to eat

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Lisa M
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