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El centinela Mexican Restaurant

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138 W Athens St, Winder, GA 30680-1776
+1 770-586-5681
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Buford, Georgia
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

For Mexican food, we found this restaurant to be just average. The food tasted fine, but was a bit pricey for Mexican. The drinks were priced too high for what you got. I ordered a 12 oz. glass of Sangria....it was 3/4 juice, 1/4 wine floated on top for $7.99. The service was good...no complaints there!

Thank cathshungry
Winder, Georgia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Food is good and prices are reasonable. The chicken and rice soup is very good and half an order is more than I can eat. Great with the chips instead of crackers.

Thank DrB561457
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Parking is the only real negative to this place. It's located in a stripmall with limited parking, especially if you have a large vehicle. Once inside, it typically pretty crowded & can get loud quickly. Some of the tables are crammed together, so having a quiet meal can be difficult. Beside that, the food is great. The staff is friendly... More 

Thank JGandy3
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

There were 5 of us in our party and we ordered different items from the menu. All were very good. Servers kept our glasses full and chips/salsa filled. My wife had the Nachos Texanos and said they were the best she had ever eaten (included shrimp, chicken, beef, mushrooms, etc). My enchiladas were good but not outstanding.

Thank 104lff
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Every time we go its great. Great food and great service. Food is always consistent. The steak nachos are the best around.

Thank LeAnn D
Winder, Georgia, Usa
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The food was ok at best. I think it's too pricey for area. It's loud inside but the service was good.

Thank Maria P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This place used to be great. I took a friend out for lunch and I was absolutely mortified at how bad they've gotten. Servers have been very rude every single time I've been there but I can deal with that. However everything was bland and canned. I asked for the house made guacamole that they make at your table.....I got... More 

Thank alvcrv
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Once in a great while, the kids somehow persuade us to go and so, we go...knowing expectations for Americanized Mexican food will always be met. You will get huge portions of cheap, processed food and cold adult drinks, served fast in a lively atmosphere. The staff is very friendly, quick to serve and anticipating needs, keeps chips coming and glasses... More 

Thank 323Seagirl
Jefferson, Georgia
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Good food and good margaritas. Someone had a birthday, so the staff brought out a giant sombrero and shared it while singing happy birthday. Fun!

Thank CBGeorgia
Buford, Georgia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Have eaten there several times and have never been disappointed......The food is always hot and the service is great!!!!

Thank Dennis H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 W Athens St, Winder, GA 30680-1776
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Winder
  • Phone Number: +1 770-586-5681

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