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El Gitano

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

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Great Burrito

I love their El Gitano Especial Burrito. It's a pork burrito with all the trimmings. Enough to share but I don't. If I can't finish, I take it home and have the remainder for lunch the next day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
John N
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Bellingham, Washington
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Bellingham, Washington
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I love their El Gitano Especial Burrito. It's a pork burrito with all the trimmings. Enough to share but I don't. If I can't finish, I take it home and have the remainder for lunch the next day.

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have been hearing about this restaurant for some time. Mostly good reviews. My friend and I visited for lunch. In fact, we were the first in the door for the day. Although the server was attentive, he forgot my friend's request to put condiments on the side rather than on the food. Those condiments never did appear. The food... More 

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Washington
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

El Gitano in Sunset Square is one of my favorite restaurants in Bellingham. I have been to this place more times than I can count, and the service is consistently top notch. The price of their meals is also fair for the amount and quality. The service is the best out of any restaurant anywhere. Even when they are super... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Love how our meal always is hot when served. Hate "luke warm" food when I'm at a restaurant. The servers are always nice too. Love it when we go there when they have live music. Make u feel like u r in Mexico.

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Alabama
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food and service was good, not a long wait and they were busy. The prices were also very reasonable.

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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You walk in they give you fresh cooked tortilla chips. Service is quick and the food is incredible. Nothing tastes the same there. I have travelled Mexico and I will always go back to El Gitano.

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Eastsound, Washington, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

End of a long day with delayed ferry ride included - wonderful chili rellano and my friend raved about her super salad

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Surrey, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you love piping hot, high quality Mexican food served up by meticulous staff in a super clean environment then this is the place for you. We have tried many Mexican restaurants in our travels and I believe I can say this is the best we have had to date. Over the past year we have gone many times be... More 

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BC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband had the macho burrito and I had the El Gitano special burrito. Customer service was pleasant enough, the restaurant was clean, and the food was average. Servings were massive platters; we each ate about half of our meals and took the rest home. I was prompted to write this review because we heated up our leftovers the next... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Wexve been going to El Gitano a couple times a month for years now and have yet to be disappointed, the food is excellent and the service, great. I personally like the fajita burritos, El Gitano special burrito, birria, chile rellenos and arroz con pollo. They are very generous with the chips and (to die for) salsa.

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Additional Information about El Gitano

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?