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El Centro Classic Mexican Food and Drink

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4715
+1 540-313-4583
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
“refried beans” (10 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4715
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal - my husband got chimichangas and I got a chicken dish - it was very good. Located on Olde Town Winchester.

Thank merrymcf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside and enjoyed good food while watching the world go by on the pedestrian mall. Gluten free menu available.

Thank peglegdebs
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of this place if getting a seat outside. Its a good place to relax and people watch. Usually someone is playing an instrument. The food is reasonable in cost. The food was average and the service to me was below average maybe...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether I'm coming to El Centro for dine-in or take-out, I'm always greeted with a smile. I ordered queso dip and chips to-go today and was provided prompt and polite service. If you're able to stay for lunch, I recommend asking for a seat outside....More

Thank Kelli D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best margaritas I've ever had! George the owner was amazing and very friendly. Even showed us how he makes those amazing drinks. Everything was just so fresh!!

Thank Estee D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Average Mexican restaurant but the food was done well. Started with the shrimp cocktail served almost like a cheviche in a large margarita glass. Enchiladas and the mole sauce we very good.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We stay in Winchester since it is close to Summit Point Raceway. Generally we go to El Centro every time we are in town. Food is very good and it is a busy place so the people watching is interesting.

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Platters were loaded and well presented on a steaming hot plate. Unfortunately, it was mostly peppers and onions. The meat was not tender and was cut into tiny, tiny pieces ( probably so you could chew it). Staff was attentive. Margaritas were very good.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I was traveling to Winchester, Va for business. I stayed at the Courtyard Marriott by Old Town Winchester. The hotel gave me a list of 20 restaurants in Old Town. I saw El Centro on the map. I'm a sucker for good Mexican food. This...More

Thank mildog
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We eat here regularly. Good food, not massive portions as some are. The salsa has cilantro, which I do not care for too much, so be aware if you are the same.

1  Thank Brent E
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24 November 2016|
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Response from pghgirl74 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure on either. sorry. Best bet would be call and ask. Those are things I don't think about as I have no dietary restrictions and while on vacation, I don't mind a splurge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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