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Gilbert's El Indio

2526 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1829
(310) 450-8057
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Malibu, California
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256 reviews 256 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Can't believe I've never reviewed Gilbert's. I've eaten here ever since I was a little kid. Classic family style Mexican restaurant. Reasonably authentic food. Great staff: friendly, helpful and most seem to have been there for decades. Service can a be a little slow sometimes. Cash only (ATM is in the bar area) and no reservations Lots of family and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I know this is a restaurant and my review should be all about the food, and it was good, better than the Mexican food in my State of Florida, but for me it was about the service here. It was unusually friendly with a bit comedy thrown it.

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West Yorkshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Food quality, cost all great, ambience fun and lively, only downside is the service was 'hurried' not allowing any break between courses. I don't know if it is Californian thing but we have noticed this in most resteraunts while have been here, this as compared with other parts of the USA or Europe

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Titus, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Gilbert's has been serving great food at reasonable prices for years. The shredded beef tacos and cheese enchiladas are wonderful! I make it a point to dine at Gilbert's whenever I am in Los Angeles. Gilbert's does not accept charge cards, but the prices are very reasonable.

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Oakley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Gilbert's in Santa Monica is a great little family run restaurant. I have been going there fore years. It is a cash only business that does not accept credit or checks. The service is good, but the food is fantastic! From the Birria to the Super Mule Burrito!

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Santa Monica, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

After frequenting Gilbert's for almost two decades now, I HAVE to give it 5/5 stars. It's also a big bonus that they know me by my name there. =) Fernando is always extremely gracious and the rest of the staff is always friendly and attentive. It's my favorite Mexican restaurant on the Westside and ALL of LA for that matter...... More

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los angeles
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99 reviews 99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The chicken soup was so salty it tasted like the Dead Sea! The beans and rice however were completely unseasoned. Will not go back as it really isn't very good, just your average rather tacky Mexican restaurant, the type you can find anywhere. Go a few blocks further east to Lares and you will see the difference. Drinks were acceptable... More

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Los Angeles, California
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839 reviews 839 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Have been coming here with family and friends for 15 years. Treated like family. Great food in casual setting. Cash only, but been that way since they opened. Have recently changed salsa recipe (a little hotter) and was offered the El Diablo salsa to try (fire never tasted so good). I will go to Gilbert's any time.

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Hattingen, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This Mexican restaurant is run by a really nice family. We came from the beach and didn't dress up before. The waiter saw as after we opened the door and greated us with a warm 'hello, come on in!'. The family took really good care of us. We got awesome food, the best Mexican food ever. Next time when we... More

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

love the margaritas, refried beans, wet burritos and those pickled carrots family owned and you can tell they care the beans have lard so don't expect to be vegan here unless you stick with the killer margaritas and spicy carrots cash only

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Additional Information about Gilbert's El Indio

Address: 2526 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1829
Phone Number: (310) 450-8057
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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