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El Gitano

624 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233-1823
(360) 755-9010
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Ranked #12 of 71 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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Victoria, B.C.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Situated in old town Burlington. Bright and colourful. Looks like a fixture by the newspaper clippings. Busy most of the time , a good sign for value and tasty food. Had dinner for 2 complete with imported beer for under $30. Portions were generous and I ended up not finishing, regrettably. Competes against several larger more modern restaurants that our... More

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Chehalis, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 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
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
57 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
116 helpful votes 116 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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