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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
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Strasburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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334 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
Winchester, Virginia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very Delicious. Mole Ranchero, which is shredded chicken served with homemade mole poblano sauce... served with warm tortillas. Just amazing! We also tried the chicken Chimichangas, and steak Fajitas… all very good. We decided to sit outside and catch a little local music from the walking mall. The service is wonderful, the food is very fresh and tasty, a nicer... More 

Thank Imscottfwhite
Chesapeake, Virginia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter an i had lunch there...it was grear because i was able to nring my dogs and sit outside and eat. Our watress was very nice and good. My meal was great and my daughter limed hers too. Great atmosphere and good food. The refried beans tasted lime can ones though...i usually eat mine but left thoughs. Everything else... More 

Thank Tammy S
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Not a great Mexican place , but good standard Mexican place. Nice patio. Friendly staff. I had the fajitas and they were good. Price point is average.

Thank MicPav88

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?