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Virgie's Restaurant and Lounge

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Real (and Real Good) New Mexico food

My companion grew up in Gallup. I had never been there, so when we got into town, and I said I was hungry, she said, "If we're going to eat New Mexican, we need to go to Virgies." I'm very happy we did It's a little out of town, but not that far. And it's a basic family restaurant in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Charles R
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My companion grew up in Gallup. I had never been there, so when we got into town, and I said I was hungry, she said, "If we're going to eat New Mexican, we need to go to Virgies." I'm very happy we did It's a little out of town, but not that far. And it's a basic family restaurant in... More 

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Morehead, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have been though here several times on vacation and always stop at Virgie's for authentic Mexican food. They also have steak and other traditional food in case some of your party does not like Mexican. It's nothing fancy but the food is good and that's the main thing so don't let the appearance fool you.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

On the road dinner at 6:30. In Gallup, our two previous favorites had closed by this visit. We chose Virgie's because it was relatively near the motels in West Gallup. Cuisine: Mexican and American. Beer and wine available. Decor: New Mexico traditional with Navajo artifacts. Service was fast. Glass of merlot was full to the brim. My partner ordered the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Food was good and many locals frequent it. The only problem was the location. It sits between an adult book store and a massage parlor.

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Anacortes, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was a little bit of a walk from the econo lodge but not too far for a good stretch of the legs after a day of travel. The food was outstanding.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

First visited more than a year ago when Gallup natives suggested it for lunch. Returned this week when El Metate was closed. The approach, via Rte 66 west of town may be daunting. Virgie's is a family restaurant with a "Chinese Massage" studio nearby. Don't be put off. It really is a family place and the food is great. Loved... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our hotel recommended Virgie's Restaurant and I'm glad they did. This is a very homespun place clearly visited by the locals. Most of the choices are Mexican foods. We had fajitas. The corn tortillas were fabulous. The portions were large. The wine was under $5 a glass! There is nothing fancy or contrived about Virgie's which adds to its charm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Arrived late at our hotel so needed a nice local place to eat. Virgie's was recommended to us. It was excellent food at a very decent price.

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Tuba City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I know this place has gone down hill lately from being rob and all the criminal action in this area lol! but this use to be a really nice family restaurant i dont know what happen but i use to come here with my grandparents when i was younger. the food great :)

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Florence, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Definitely a local hangout. Lots of business at lunch time. Food was good, portions are on the small side. People walking through selling jewelry, pottery, etc. may not appeal to all. They were uniformly quiet and polite.

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Additional Information about Virgie's Restaurant and Lounge

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

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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
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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