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El Costeno

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39 York St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2350
+1 713-339-0029
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were hungry, we were near, so we decided "why not?" Friendly staff, patio seating, tasty salsa. BYOB only, so know that going in. Food is predictable but good. Good stop for reasonably priced lunch or light dinner.

Thank Bruce L
Chester, New Jersey, United States
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here for the first time when our first choice had an hour long wait. We made a good choice - we were seated immediately. The quality of the food was good, portion size was about average. Our server was friendly and accommodating and the food came our quickly. Next time in Gettysburg we will definitely return!

Thank Tim W
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you're looking for really tasty mexican food, this is a great place. Carnitas (pulled pork) was the special and it was some of the best we've had (and we've had it at a lot of places). The seafood chimichanga, on the regular menu, was incredible, full of seafood with tasty sauce. I overheard an apparently regular customer remark that... More 

New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

When visiting Gettysburg we stop here for Mexican food. Great service and food is always good. Normally we get it to go fast

Thank James k
Brigantine, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. We were greeted by the waiter promptly and we ordered tacos. I had the steak and my husband had the pork and both meals were filling and delicious. It's BYOB which is great and the place has a wonderful menu selection. I would most certainly go back when I visit in the... More 

Thank Danielle S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

El Costeno is a nice Mexican restaurant with fare different from other places. With an emphasis on coastal food and a friendly staff, El Costeno is a gem.

Thank ShadowLibra
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We love eating here! Best Mexican in Gettysburg hands down! We love sitting on the porch and watching the town go buy as we eat. Great atmosphere.

Thank Jeff L
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We always go to El Costeno after Church.....our favorite restaurant in town. I have said it before, Arturo is the best chef in town. We always ask for special offerings and enjoy his creations most of all although the standards are superb! This time of the year you can sit outside on the porch or out on the patio under... More 

Thank Wayne H
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our family turned around to eat here on our way to another restaurant after seeing the outdoor seating. It was fantastic! The patio is very nice and cool, our waitress was very friendly and the food was flavorful, well-seasoned and well-priced. We will eat here again when returning to Gettysburg.

Thank Chad H
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Received 3 soft-shell tacos containing 3 tablespoons beef steak, a sprinkle of cilantro and a few slivers of fried onions. The plate included a small sauce so re-fried beans, (guess that is that that was), and a small container of hot sauce. It took 5 minutes to eat it and it cost $12.50. When the restaurant was inspected by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 York St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
  • Phone Number: +1 713-339-0029
This restaurant has recently moved from 51 West street in Gettysburg to York Street.

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