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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Good food and service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
J B
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Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bellingham, Washington
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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New Westminster, Canada
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stopped here for a quick supper on our way back home on I-5. From the second you step in until the moment you leave, the friendly staff here treats you like a welcome guest. The client mix the night we went was families, Spanish speaking customers and local university students. The menu has lots to choose from, the food is... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups
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?