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Virgie's Restaurant and Lounge

2720 W. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 863-5152
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Ranked #24 of 89 Restaurants in Gallup
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
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34 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Orange County, CA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Located in an interesting area at the west end of town, this place is a true local hangout with good New Mexican food. The rellenos and enchiladas were very good and the chiles flavorful.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Located between a Chinese Massage place and an Adult Bookstore, was definitely off putting. Add to that the constant stream of young kids trying to sell various Native American jewelry, we were leary of this place. But the food was surprisingly good and fairly affordable. Great table service, cashier was very overwhelmed and a bit short with us. Overall, a... More

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New Orleans
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The hotel clerk recommended Virgie's because it was close to the Hotel. All I can say is that it was average and we will go find a franchise on the next trip. 6 different times we were approached at dinner to purchase jewelry by kids and adults. The location is in West Gallup which appears to be the older section... More

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Durango, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

I went to visit my dad and he took me to eat here. I had a Steam burrito that was on the special. It was one of the BEST burritos I've ever had. It had a thin slab of steak in a thick homemade tortilla (Like the ones my grandma made growing up) with that NM chili I've grown to... More

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It just wasn't up to our standards.Enchiladas were dry. Sauce was lightweight and not very tasty. The waitress was very friendly & knowledgable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Just had lunch at recommendation of a local. Chilies rellenos and green chili excellent per my husband. My combination enchilada plate best enchiladas I've had in a long time. Bonus: pictures of Navajo code talkers w/ autographs displayed and was told one of them comes there 3x/ week! Definitely worth the stop! Also on Route 66

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here with folks who work in Gallup and thought it the best place to take an out of towner. Just off the highway, and abutting the busy BN&SF RR, Virgies is a landmark. The restaurant feels like Rte 66 vintage, with an adult movie shop on it's west end, and a massage parlor on the east end. There... More

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had the beef burritos which were hot and tasty. Our hotel recommended this place. My only complaint is that children and a older man kept coming from table to table trying to sell jewelry and other trinkets. In the 35-45 minutes we were there, we were approached at least 6 times. Very intrusive as you are enjoying dinner.

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Gallup, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I can't complain about the food, I got some good New Mexican food. The service on the other side was terrible, the waitress could not understand our other and once she got it she made fun of my accent (what is with that?) she messed up the bill probably three or four time with no apology. Not a place I... More

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Tustin CA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were referred to Virgies by our hotel receptionist as a local's place, perfect for a casual dinner after a long day exploring Petrified Forest National Monument. The place is small, perhaps eight tables, with a bit of Mexican decor. Our server was very attentive and knew the menu well, all with a big smile. Excellent items we enjoyed included... More

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