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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Eastsound, Washington, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

End of a long day with delayed ferry ride included - wonderful chili rellano and my friend raved about her super salad

Thank Kathy W
Surrey, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

If you love piping hot, high quality Mexican food served up by meticulous staff in a super clean environment then this is the place for you. We have tried many Mexican restaurants in our travels and I believe I can say this is the best we have had to date. Over the past year we have gone many times be... More 

Thank gbaby2011
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

My husband had the macho burrito and I had the El Gitano special burrito. Customer service was pleasant enough, the restaurant was clean, and the food was average. Servings were massive platters; we each ate about half of our meals and took the rest home. I was prompted to write this review because we heated up our leftovers the next... More 

2 Thank llamalove
Bellingham, Washington
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

Wexve been going to El Gitano a couple times a month for years now and have yet to be disappointed, the food is excellent and the service, great. I personally like the fajita burritos, El Gitano special burrito, birria, chile rellenos and arroz con pollo. They are very generous with the chips and (to die for) salsa.

2 Thank csd2011
New Westminster, Canada
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223 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick supper on our way back home on I-5. From the second you step in until the moment you leave, the friendly staff here treats you like a welcome guest. The client mix the night we went was families, Spanish speaking customers and local university students. The menu has lots to choose from, the food is... More 

Thank Boh_1
Kirkland, Washington
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216 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Visiting in the area, we had the hankering for Mexican and found El Gitano. Lively vibe once we entered, while it is within a "shopping mall" type of area - the place was hopping and completely full on a Friday night. Mariachi band playing from table to table reminded us of places in California we had gone to when we... More 

Thank mcclungp
Rome, Wa
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

This is the best Mexican food in the area! I most enjoy the fajitas and find they have many original menu items. Their burritos are also excellent with high quality steak. Allow a couple extra minutes as it is a little hard to find the first time. It's near the Sunset Movie theater (which is now closed). look. There is... More 

Thank Nostranger2u
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

I moved to Bellingham from San Diego over four years ago. I grew up eating Mexican food in San Diego and all over Mexico. I set out on a quest when arriving in Bellingham to find good Mexican food. Most Mexican restaurants in Whatcom county suck. The food is usually bland. My coworkers all gave me their opinions on their... More 

Thank James Q
Whistler, Canada
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Geez, I was happy that I remembered a radio spot that ran for a long time on the Classic Rock station my truck radio gets. El Gitano, had a catchy jingle, that went off in my dome as I drove the I-5 on my way home from Seattle. I had left after coffee and was getting a hunger on when... More 

Thank David S
Victoria, BC
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Service was fast and friendly. The food was spectacular! Both the restaurant and restrooms were very clean.

Thank CanAmCouple

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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, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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?