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1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 424-5514
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Great neighborhood Mexican

We were from out of town and looking for a good lunch place. We didn't want the usual fast food or branded fare, so we looked for a restaurant close to our hotel. The El Gitano looked busy so we figured it would probably be good. The food was tasty and the portions were a decent size. There was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
StephenJoyce
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North Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
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North Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were from out of town and looking for a good lunch place. We didn't want the usual fast food or branded fare, so we looked for a restaurant close to our hotel. The El Gitano looked busy so we figured it would probably be good. The food was tasty and the portions were a decent size. There was a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a place. The service was fantastic. The food was delicious and came hot and correct. The beer was cold. We were seated in the bar and everything was great. We will not hesitate to come here again when we are in town.

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Kommetjie, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Full of families enjoying good Mexican food. Pleasant and attentive staff. Will return next month. Ana Scott took good care of us.

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Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
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?