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El Gitano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1125 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226-1803
+1 360-714-1065
11:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Some of the consistently best Mexican food in the Bellingham area. Great service too, which is a rarity in Bellingham. Lunch Menu has lots of good choices for under $10.

Thank Arthur T
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We come to this restaurant every time we are in Bellingham. The staff are always friendly and attentive and the food hot and delicious! Prices are very reasonable.

Thank RubyCoquitlam
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Clean and friendly service. I ordered the chicken macho burrito and had a great lunch. The servers always have chips and salsa in front of me in less a 1 minute.

Thank Richard P
Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I'm glad I found this place in the mini mall while I was in Bellingham. I was craving Mexican and this joint didn't disappoint. First off can we take our hats off for the salsa at this place? I went through two (mini) bowls of this free taste of heaven. The chips that came with it were piping hot too!... More 

Thank stamoura
Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

We LOVE El Gitano - the food is great, always hot, well-priced, and the service is outstanding! Their specials are fantastic and we like to go on certain nights where they have $3 margaritas -- YUM! Fish tacos are really good too. We are always greeted in a friendly way and have a great experience every time we go to... More 

Thank BellinghamFunnyFarm
Bellingham, Washington
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Not the most outstanding Mexican food but better chalupas that the average place. Really clean and very personable service.

Thank Norman S
Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Amazing staff and even better food! HUGE portions and bursts of flavour play into ever menu item! I live in Alberta and twice a year when I visit family in Vancouver, I make sure I brave the boarder lineups for a great meal at El Gitano! Fresh salsa and oven warm chips start off your meal, finish it with a... More 

Thank Lyndsy M
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I was in for a snack so I decided to try El Gitano. Walked around and checked what others were eating. The portions were good and ended up getting a regular bowl of chicken tortilla soup. Good flavor with large chunks of chicken and not too much sodium. Friday and Saturday night has karaoke starting at 9pm. There is a... More 

Thank 214barryh
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

I had the macho burrito. it was amazing. The order was taken quickly and the staff was very nice. I am there every other week and always treated like i was guest. I know i will be back for another.

Thank Richard P
Maple Ridge, Canada
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Decided to make a quick jaunt south of the border for Mexican food and research showed that El Gitano had good reviews and it's only half an hour south of our home in Maple Ridge, BC. We were not disappointed - it was fresh, authentic and piping hot. Great value as well, even with the dollar exhcange being what it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226-1803
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-714-1065

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