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Guadalajara Restaurant

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1427 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-2009
+1 760-336-0430
08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
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El Centro, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great food. I love their combination plate. Their shrimp cocktail is terrific. On the weekends they have live Mexican music.

Thank PeggyDuncan327
Atwater, California, United States
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I was working in El Centro and asked the ladies I was working with and the hotel staff which of the Mexican Restaurants they prefer for lunch or dinner. They were each adamant that they eat at Guadalajara.. Having worked in a Mexican restaurant in high school with authentic old country food from the owner family's menus, I am particular.... More 

Thank Sandra P
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973 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stopped here because it looked like one of the busier places in El Centro. Perhaps we are not the best judges, as Mexican food is not our favourite. It did not start out well, as the table was dirty and we had to clean it ourselves. However, the food was fine and plentiful. Service was a bit slow.

Thank RandyRoss
El Centro, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The original restaurant in Calexico was great. In the 90's i used to go there all the time. Then this place opened up and was really good too for about a year but has been steadily been going downhill since

Thank 843stevenv
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We have been looking for good Mexican here in the desert, and this place met with our standards. Very cute atmosphere and friendly service. It was a little slow, but the food was yummy.

Thank Karen B
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The place looked clean enough and the waitress was certainly friendly enough. Wife's chicken fajitas was ok but very greasy. I had the Guadalajara Steak (Rib Eye). I'm sorry folks, but for a Ribeye, this had to be the worse ever. I ordered it med-rare, received well done which was mostly fat.

Thank Samslik
Avondale, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Had an enjoyable dinner at this restaurant. Staff was very friendly which hasn't been the case in many El Centro establishments. Food was very tasty. We will return during our temporary stay in this town.

Thank Angela R
Helena, Montana
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We tried the shrimp, albacore coconut dish - most amazing flavors! This dish is a must-try if you like seafood. Easy access, nice service, bathroom could use a little work, but otherwise nice stop.

Thank SDB545
Nevada City, CA
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

The food was good & the service was friendly. As we went early for lunch, it wasn't very crowded, but you could tell they do have the ability to handle lots of people with 2 dining areas & tables that seat 8. Our waitress was very nice & attentive. Not the "best " Mexican food we've ever had, but we... More 

Thank Mary12191
Sacramento, California
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567 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The mariscos here are many, and the Coktel De Cameron (large) is absolutely huge and chock full of fresh shrimp. Very tasty! And the Chile Relleno, cheese, a la carte, is very good as well.

1 Thank george p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1427 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-2009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-336-0430

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?