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El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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1 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4715
+1 540-313-4583
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been sad since ChiChis closed because sometimes I just crave Americanized Mexican food. (Typically I like the more authentic fare, but you know what I mean - sometimes you just want a flour burrito stuffed with ground beef smothered in enchilada sauce and cheese.) This hits the mark in that category, and the staff is really nice to boot.... More 

Thank alfarm
Springfield, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited El Centro on two occasions. The food and drinks are very good. We preferred the outdoor dining just to enjoy the sounds of the people walking by as well as the street musicians who may be playing. The service is hit-and-miss, but nothing dreadful. If you're looking for some good food quick and convenient, this is the place!

Thank Garyman23
Jersey City, NJ
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to El Centro many times when visiting family in Winchester. The food is always good - especially their chips, salsa and freshly made guacamole. I love their chimichangas and have never been disappointed.

Thank Jerseygirl352
Strasburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is our favorite area mexican restaurant. Great food, great margaritas and the guacamole is the absolute best. Love the decor and the service is great.

Thank motherpaintball
Green Bay
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Many choices while walking in Old Town, opted for El Centro because of their signboard advertized luncheon specials. They apparently vary that menu on a daily basis, but the chicken tacos and beef enchiladas we had were very good and the price was reasonable. Plenty of free chips & salsa. Free drink with the meal. Plenty of beer choices. I... More 

Thank Kona K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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333 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

On a Sunday afternoon there weren't a lot of shops open, but the restaurants were and we decided to try this restaurant. It was a lovely afternoon so we sat outside. We had classic Margaritas and a chicken and a pork enchilada. They were both good. The rice and beans were good. My husband had the refried beans and I... More 

Thank andyhg
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner and started with the Durango Margarita and it is delicious. Had a bit of spice to it. Liked it a lot. The chips and salsa they give you are good. The salsa has chunks of tomatoes in it and it's between mild and medium on the spice meter. I had chicken fajitas and they were good... More 

Thank Edward O
Wilmington, Delaware
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in on a crowded Saturday night and were lucky enough to get seated almost immediately. Friendly waitress and very good service. The food was very good. Frozen Margaritas were great and reasonable. The Sangria was overpriced and mostly ice.

Thank mieczyslaw2015
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I always rate a Mexican restaurant by the quality of the Carne Asada. The food was excellent and they have a bunch of different types of margaritas. You should definitely try the Durango. It is sweet and spicy and has jalapeno juice in it. So good!

Thank Nikki M
Winchester, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Service is average. Food is always good. Best queso dip and fruity drinks! I come here with the kids or when I am escaping the kids (:

Thank xobigred2ox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4715
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-313-4583
El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink is located in the center of Winchester on the Old Town Walking Mall at 1 N Loudon. From our amazing homemade salsa to our mouthwatering Carnitas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite! Our menu is compiled with a variety of appetizers, classic Mexican dishes and delicious desserts. Not to mention, we also offer a great selection of ice cold beer and over 20 margaritas! Come and relax in a comfortable and stylish restaurant or enjoy the nice weather and sit on the patio, either way it will be an honor to serve you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?