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El Gitano

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1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 424-5514
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and drinks

Craving Mexican food, we pulled into El Gitano, sat on the bar side and were pleasantly surprised. The lime margaritas and the homemade chips and salsa they brought to the table to start were incredible. My husband is a fajita lover and swears that the ones at El Gitano were the best he's ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Justauntie
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Craving Mexican food, we pulled into El Gitano, sat on the bar side and were pleasantly surprised. The lime margaritas and the homemade chips and salsa they brought to the table to start were incredible. My husband is a fajita lover and swears that the ones at El Gitano were the best he's ever eaten. We will definitely go back!

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The service is great. The food is made to order and always good. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good mexican food restaurant

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Langley City, Canada
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152 reviews 152 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food here is authentic and delicious mexican food. I enjoyed it just as much as I remembered from 3 years ago when I was in the area. The food was prepared very quickly. The portions were large. I had a Macho Burrito and my daughter a chimichanga. Both were very good. The prices are very affordable. The restaurant was... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The interior of the restaurant is very nice and comfortable...The food is fair to good depending on what u order...I had a very good carne asada (Mexican this steak) it was great cooked just right. My Husband had a seafood dish although good not the top end of the scale. I would say its a above average Mexican fare with... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A group of 4 went to the restaurant last night, sat in the bar. Had very good food and great service. All four had different food and all of us enjoyed our meals. This is a return visit for us.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went here a few times. No complaints with anything. Their margaritas are good, as is their food. Would go again. Only took away one star because there wasn't anything super special about it. Just a normal mexican place.

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Burlington, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Ol' reliable. I've never had a bad meal here, and I've eaten here more than my fair share of times. Totally family friendly, full bar, and just really great food.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Admitedly we had been here in past and it was good, but nothing to rave about. Return visit recently and discovered excellent food and service!

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Olympia, Washington
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159 reviews 159 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have been going to El Gitano for quite a while and have never been disappointed. The restaurant was busy but service was pretty attentive. The four of us had a variety of entrees, all good. Everything I have had has been tasty. I would rate it very good, standard Mexican fare with plenty of fresh ingredients. Well worth the... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went with family for the first time and it was good. I'm allergic to chili peppers, so was concerned about eating here. There were enough really good choices on the buffet that I had no problems. Good albondigas, fruit salad, several types of ceviche, big fresh shrimp, etc. Price point is very reasonable and they were great to our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: (360) 424-5514

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 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 - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?