Out of precaution & safety for all we continue to remain temporarily closed. Be safe!

About Us


Going back to the roots of Camacho's Place, it all started in 1935.

In 1935, Richard Camacho purchased land at 796 West Wahl Road in El Centro, California, the former site of New River Church and School, which met its unfortunate demise in the mid-1920s. Meanwhile Juanita, Richard's wife, continued the tradition of her mother's recipes in the kitchen until she and Richard opened a little restaurant on that land in 1946, and as the saying goes, the rest is (and continues to be) history.

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Special Events

Keep your family's Camacho's tradition going, or start a new one. Call and ask about our family style meals for your next gathering and let our family take care of yours.


Superb Quality

From the choicest carne asada we can find and prep daily to the cheese found in our hand-crimped special quesadillas, every dish brought to your table is made from scratch with the finest quality ingredients available–no exceptions. Ever.

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Camacho's Place

796 W Wahl, El Centro, California 92243

(760) 352-5810


COVID-19 Update: Out of precaution and safety for all, we are temporarily closed. Please be safe; we can't wait to see you all again soon!

Cash or personal checks only, please.

Call ahead for orders to go. For efficient service, we advise that parties of 10 or more notify us in advance via telephone. Read our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or call us for any other questions during business hours.