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El Centro

| Jalan Haji Saman, Ground Floor, Lot 32, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 19-893 5499
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (79 reviews)
“hummus” (37 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 1 week ago via mobile

Ok ambiance, very basic western food, ok taste, cocktails not very good, located on one of the main streets in kk

Thank Bart P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk from Sabah suria we decided to go there based on the overall feedbacked posted on trip adviser. We were greeted by a squashed dead rat out the front of restaurant...really...would you just put it in bin? We walked in with some...More

1  Thank Kilojoules007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

food here is so good, starters and main where all so tasty. had the brie for starters and the burrito for mains. both where fresh and so delicious. so for 2 starters, 2 mains and a few drinks it came to 113 which in euros...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, wonderful food, and decent coctails. You gotta try the burritos, as well as the sizzling fajitas plate. BONUS: They make their own burritos, as well as salsa, etc.

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little place and the food was lovely. We only had the Mexican food but went back for a second visit. Staff are lovely and we didn't have a problem getting a table.

Thank sanlau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was outstanding, definitely worth the money. I had a burger with fries and 2 shakes or juices, they were delicious.

Thank Sander M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at El Centro. Food was really good and the settings are inviting. Great quirky little place to grab some food.

Thank amystevens1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been travelling for 4 months, two weeks in borneo. Not in love with Malaysian food (by any stretch) and have been looking for some good quality, tasty food. Look no further. Had the fajitas and el centro pizza and both were ace. Plus the margarita...More

Thank Roberto M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've spent the last couple of weeks in Borneo on our honeymoon and decided to visit Kota Kinabalu city for dinner last week. Well, we were delighted to find El Centro - the Mexican food was top notch (personal favourite - great chicken quesadillas) and...More

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere here. We visited 2 nights in a row. So good. Friendly and helpful staff. Accomadating

Thank Muireann D
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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
USD 3 - USD 7
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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 19-893 5499
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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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