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El Gitano

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1125 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 714-1065
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I could eat bowls of the salsa

I'm glad I found this place in the mini mall while I was in Bellingham. I was craving Mexican and this joint didn't disappoint. First off can we take our hats off for the salsa at this place? I went through two (mini) bowls of this free taste of heaven. The chips that came with it were piping hot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
stamoura
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I'm glad I found this place in the mini mall while I was in Bellingham. I was craving Mexican and this joint didn't disappoint. First off can we take our hats off for the salsa at this place? I went through two (mini) bowls of this free taste of heaven. The chips that came with it were piping hot too!... More 

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Thank stamoura
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We LOVE El Gitano - the food is great, always hot, well-priced, and the service is outstanding! Their specials are fantastic and we like to go on certain nights where they have $3 margaritas -- YUM! Fish tacos are really good too. We are always greeted in a friendly way and have a great experience every time we go to... More 

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Thank BellinghamFunnyFarm
Springfield, Illinois
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Not the most outstanding Mexican food but better chalupas that the average place. Really clean and very personable service.

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Thank Norman S
Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Amazing staff and even better food! HUGE portions and bursts of flavour play into ever menu item! I live in Alberta and twice a year when I visit family in Vancouver, I make sure I brave the boarder lineups for a great meal at El Gitano! Fresh salsa and oven warm chips start off your meal, finish it with a... More 

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Thank Lyndsy M
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I was in for a snack so I decided to try El Gitano. Walked around and checked what others were eating. The portions were good and ended up getting a regular bowl of chicken tortilla soup. Good flavor with large chunks of chicken and not too much sodium. Friday and Saturday night has karaoke starting at 9pm. There is a... More 

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Thank 214barryh
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I had the macho burrito. it was amazing. The order was taken quickly and the staff was very nice. I am there every other week and always treated like i was guest. I know i will be back for another.

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Thank Richard P
Oshawa
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Decided to make a quick jaunt south of the border for Mexican food and research showed that El Gitano had good reviews and it's only half an hour south of our home in Maple Ridge, BC. We were not disappointed - it was fresh, authentic and piping hot. Great value as well, even with the dollar exhcange being what it... More 

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Thank Boone8
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186 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have eaten here before and what sets it apart is the very friendly staff. My spanish is not good but I am trying to learn and they tolerated me practicing my mix of spanish and english. All the servers look to be latino, which is a plus in a Mexican restaurant. The menu is quite large and also has... More 

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Thank Acmeflower
Bellingham, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a wonderful place for couples or families. The food is terrific and the margaritas are THE best in town. Hot and fast food , the service is exceptional. Always a good time.

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Thank msglaigaie
Marysville, Washington
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The finest Carne Asada I have ever had!!! Lunch portions were just right. Lots of good, "meaty" salsa. Excited to eat here again.

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Thank cariboukb

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1125 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 714-1065

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?