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El Gitano

1125 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 714-1065
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Ranked #35 of 389 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
New Westminster, Canada
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142 reviews 142 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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Kirkland, Washington
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203 reviews 203 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Visiting in the area, we had the hankering for Mexican and found El Gitano. Lively vibe once we entered, while it is within a "shopping mall" type of area - the place was hopping and completely full on a Friday night. Mariachi band playing from table to table reminded us of places in California we had gone to when we... More

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Rome, Wa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is the best Mexican food in the area! I most enjoy the fajitas and find they have many original menu items. Their burritos are also excellent with high quality steak. Allow a couple extra minutes as it is a little hard to find the first time. It's near the Sunset Movie theater (which is now closed). look. There is... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I moved to Bellingham from San Diego over four years ago. I grew up eating Mexican food in San Diego and all over Mexico. I set out on a quest when arriving in Bellingham to find good Mexican food. Most Mexican restaurants in Whatcom county suck. The food is usually bland. My coworkers all gave me their opinions on their... More

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Whistler, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Geez, I was happy that I remembered a radio spot that ran for a long time on the Classic Rock station my truck radio gets. El Gitano, had a catchy jingle, that went off in my dome as I drove the I-5 on my way home from Seattle. I had left after coffee and was getting a hunger on when... More

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Victoria, BC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Service was fast and friendly. The food was spectacular! Both the restaurant and restrooms were very clean.

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Good mexican food. I usually get the Birria. They also have Karoke 1 or 2 nights a week and that is usually pretty fun.

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Like many other reviewers on here we make this a stop when we are in the States from Canada. We have many wonderful places at home but I don't know of any local Mexican restaurants in the Lower Mainland so El Gitano is a special treat whenever we are in the area. The decor is what you would expect for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

A casual atmosphere, and although it was busy we got a table right away. The server was very attentive, and the staff made an effort to make sure we were satisfied with everything. It was hard not to be with food this good! I had the Chicken mole. The sauce had a good balance of heat and spice to sweet... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This reataruant in Bellingham WA. is probably thee best Mexican Restaurant I have dined at anywhere. Food is delicious, service is great and the prices extremely reasonable. We have dined here many times during a shopping trips to the USA and have never been disappointed.

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