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Virgie's Restaurant and Lounge

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2720 W. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 863-5152
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice.

Nice little restaurant. No problem with the service or food whatsoever, however, there were so many people coming around selling souvenirs it got a little annoying. They were all cordial though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Chad B
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Terrell, Texas
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Gallup, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you want good value, service and food from a locally-owned business - this is NOT the place. It's dark and dingy, bordering on unclean - foul-mouthed and discourteous waitstaff and marginal food. But after being charged $2.50 a pop for 8 oz glasses of far more ice than soda (hence the request for multiple refills) by waitstaff who LIED... More 

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Thank Karen E
Canon City, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I first ate at Virgie's in 1971 when I first came to Gallup. I was a first year teacher and football coach at JFK Jr, Hi. I got to know Virgie, what a wonderful lady, and her children. I can honestly say that this was the very best Mexican food I ever have eaten. To this day I still compare... More 

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Thank Margene M
Terrell, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice little restaurant. No problem with the service or food whatsoever, however, there were so many people coming around selling souvenirs it got a little annoying. They were all cordial though.

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Thank Chad B
Gallup, New Mexico
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Virgie's Restaurant is excellent. Their red and green chili are both awesome. Some of my favorite dishes are the chico chicken and steak. Their margaritas are so good too, especially the frozen strawberry. The staff is very friendly also. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Diane G
Eagle River, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The restaurant was clean and the food really good. Prices were very reasonable for the amount and quality of food you got. I would highly recommend eating here when in Gallup area. Dave

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Thank Davejr47
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This was recommended by the front desk at the motel where we were staying. It was not very busy(Monday night) and we were seated promptly and the waitress brought our drinks and took our order. The food was really, really, tasty! We both had the chicken fried steak, which came with BROWN gravy!! Much to our surprise, it was wonderful.... More 

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Thank S00ziI
Sequim, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Service so bad we had to leave down the road to Badlands grill. People kept coming up to sell us souvenirs very annoying. Waited 10 minutes for server and had 3 or 4 souvenir sales people in that time.

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Thank RandallTomaras-com
St Paul, MN
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165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I went here for dinner on the recommendation of the young lady at the Econolodge, the service was good, the food was excellent.. I love good Mexican food that has some flavor to it, one thing to note, they do not serve alcohol, so I had to get my beer elsewhere.

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Thank troubled1
Council Grove, Kansas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

The food at Virgie's is good. We both ate fajitas, and found them to be flavorful and the portions were large. Our meal was interrupted several times by people coming into the dining room to display and sell jewelry. We didn't care for that.

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Thank Sunflower1951
Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I arrived 5 minutes after closing (didn't know it) As I was leaving the manager told the waitress to tell me to stay. Food, service and prices were very good. Will stop again and be early next time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2720 W. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: (505) 863-5152

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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