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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

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Place looks sketchy, but the food was good.

The place looks a little "divey," but it served me one the best enchiladas I have had in a long time. I got the combo plate with enchilada and tamale. The tamale was good -- the breading was not too heavy or thick. I got the beef enchilada with the green sauce and it was excellent!! If given the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Davefromwis
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Sun City, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The high quality of the food was only topped by the excellent service of the staff. We'll eat there every time we pass through Gallup.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The best restaurant ever if you like food that is prepared in house, not delivered frozen and thawed to serve. Both Mexican and American food, all made "from scratch". I had the best chicken fried steak I've ever eaten, with homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans with bacon. Also included soup or salad. The soup was obviously homemade,... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The place looks a little "divey," but it served me one the best enchiladas I have had in a long time. I got the combo plate with enchilada and tamale. The tamale was good -- the breading was not too heavy or thick. I got the beef enchilada with the green sauce and it was excellent!! If given the option,... More 

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Honey Grove, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The front of the place looked a little rough, due to local highway construction, but the food and service inside was wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Ambience not great but ok. A little noisy at dinner hour to be expected. Service was great and food was better. Had the three enchilada plate with rice and beans. Hard to beat. Very authentic. Only complaint they allowed individuals to go to each table selling Navajo jewelry. A little tacky I thought. I will definitely be back. It's our... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Virgie's would get a 3.5 stars if it were possible. Their refried beans are the best I've had in Gallup. The chicken enchiladas come with more chicken than any other place in Gallup: more than double that of Jerry's. The chips are heavy and overcooked. The salsa is average. The rice was either undercooked or was instant rice. The atmosphere... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 10 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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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
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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