El Centro
Regional Mexican restaurant with bar
Mexican · $$
The Zagat Review
4.1
Food
3.8
Decor
3.9
Service
 
For “reasonably priced” Mexican cuisine ranging from “quality” standards to “not your daddy’s” regional dishes, this full-service trio (which started with the South End “hole-in-the-wall” ) is a “required visit” ; some quibble that you may have to “flag down” servers, but add margaritas or cervezas to the mix and a “fun night” is all but guaranteed.
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 236 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, USA phone +1 617-232-4200 website www.elcentroinboston.com directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of El Centro
Google Reviews
3.9
(40)
Overall disappointing visit to El Centro. Unsalted and over cooked tortilla chips. I got the Pollo Rancheros which was terrible. The chicken was tough, the corn was undercooked and the seasoning was extremely bland and had no complexity. My boyfriend got the chicken enchiladas which was better - but that was mostly because they were doused in cheese. The service was minimal at best. For the prices they charge - you’d be better off going to Border Cafe in Cambridge.
Casey Chapman · November 30, 2017
Good food, but somewhat inconsistent. Much seems to depend on whoever is managing and cooking.
Julia Halevy · January 23, 2018
Very cozy place with a lovely Mexican food.
lucia oliveira · February 11, 2018