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El Gitano

624 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233-1823
(360) 755-9010
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Ranked #10 of 72 restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 18, 2014
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English first
Chehalis, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We decided on El Gitano after reading some reviews, and I'm glad we did! Very cool looking decor, and the people were very friendly. It was a Tuesday night, not a ton of people there, but they we were seated right away and they kept a close eye on us. The food was very good, and the margaritas were some... More

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Olympia, Washington
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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This was our first time to the Burlington EG, having been to the one in Mt Vernon often. There were four of us and we all tried different entrees. It was all good and tasty. Basic, standard, but well prepared and served. The service was excellent, helpful in recommending choices, and prompt in keeping the beverages coming. Enjoyable. We were... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

If our experience at El Gitano was anything to go by, then the fact that it is the 3rd best restaurant in Burlington says more about eating in Burlington than anything else. There is a theory that the further away you go from the Mexican border, the less likely you are to have amazing Mexican cuisine. I come from the... More

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Chicago, IL
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136 reviews 136 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Standard Mexican fare. We walked in and waited a bit before someone noticed we were waiting to be seated, but once seated, things went smoothly. Great combo dishes, good prices. Wished they were a little busier. I always feel uncomfortable when there are only a few tables seated in the entire restaurant, Highly recommend if you want standard Mexican food.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Whenever I come to this area I always eat at El Gitano. I took my boss there and he mentioned how great the atmosphere is. The food is always delicious. There are so many items on the menu to choose from. The value is unbelievable and the service is great! I can hardly wait until I return in September.

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La Conner, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I try to eat here at least twice a month the food is always great, service great, and the drinks are always perfect THE BEST MARGARITA'S anywhere

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I have been going to El Gitano's for a long time. They have great lunch specials that are meant to get you in and out quickly. I am never able to clear my plate, wonderful flavor and a great variety. The restaraunt that the locals go to.

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Langley City, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The food at Gitano's was authentic Mexican with great flavour, reasonably priced and friendly staff.

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British Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We arranged to meet at this Mexican restaurant based on our location and the tripadvisor reviews. We were meeting a couple we got to know while staying at the Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan. We live a fair distance apart and this restaurant suited us perfectly. We all agreed it was like eating in Maz! The food was delicious - 2 of... More

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I prefer the Burlington El Gitano to the Mount Vernon site because the Burlington restaurant is definitely quieter. The food is good, but I gave it an average rating because that's what i think it is - just average. But maybe that reflects my opinion of Mexican (as served in USA) cuisine in general.

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