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El Gitano - CLOSED

3507 Parc, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2H8, Canada
+1 514-843-8212
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
10 Jul 2016
“Good value food near to McGill New Residence”
31 Mar 2016
“Must be another El Gitano in the city”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3507 Parc, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2H8, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

We had walked past this restaurant several times going from McGill to downtown and one evening tried it out. Service very good, food delicious paella (plenty of varieties available). Good value for money.

Thank amrwalsh
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Waitress was wonderful and attentive. Paella(including the seafood) was dry, over cooked, and lacked saffron. Carmelized pan bottom? Not a trace. And we got to the restaurant early, so it's not like they were too busy to pay attention. Let's hope they had an off...More

Thank JAG1951
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We have been there with a large group of friends and ordered different types of paellas. Everybody liked what they've eaten, no complaints..

Thank Sertel K
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I was last at the restaurant in 1985 - and remembered it fondly(from student years). It is still as charming. The waitress (I believe it is family owned) was very helpful in negotiating the menu and portion sizes. The gazpacho was very nice as was...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I have been coming here for years, ever since I was an undergrad at McGill. No trip back to Montreal is complete without paella at El Gitano, plus a pitcher of their unbeatable sangria. We have done family parties here with 15 - 20 people...More

Thank Whither
Reviewed 11 July 2015

As soon as we walked in, there was a weird smell, maybe burnt plastic? not sure but we decided to give this place a try anyway. We ordered the seafood paella and all of the seafood was overly cooked to the point that the rice...More

Thank missbutter
Reviewed 3 June 2015

First I want to say that it is a very cute and intimate restaurant with great energy, especially on weekends with the stage dancing. It's worth trying at least once! The service is very good and we enjoyed our food a lot. I enjoyed the...More

Thank Virginie D
Reviewed 2 February 2015

This restaurant has been here for 40-50 years I'm sure, you wonder how they can survive! The heavy black entrance door is not too welcoming. But, inside it is small and cozy and rustic in style. Nice big shiny terracotta tile floor, a stage for...More

Thank funpower
Reviewed 27 September 2014

After reading so many good recommendations here on TripAdvisor, we had dinner with our daughters tonight at El Gitano. When we arrived (it's Saturday night), we were promptly asked if we had a reservation (no), but were seated near the flamenco stage anyway. We eat...More

3  Thank YayeMama
Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

This was one if the best spanish food i ever had - paella negra, pulpo in olive oil, paella valenciana. And their sangria the best! There was a flamenco dance when we were there and twas great. Service was really great and staff were really...More

Thank Ina A
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  • Address: 3507 Parc, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-843-8212
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