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El Gitano

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1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 424-5514
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    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
One of my favorite restaurants!

My wife and I LOVE Mexican food and El Gitano has the best in Skagit valley. Very reasonably priced and a wide variety of Mexican dishes. The weekday lunch specials are great and a real value. The Mount Vernon location is in an old remodeled Shakey's pizza building (anybody remember them?) and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Tom S
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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Seattle
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We happened to drop by this restaurant for dinner while spending one night in Mt. Vernon. The workers were very personable and accommodating. The asada burrito ($13.99) was outstanding. The volume of food was such that I left with enough in my "doggie bag" to last for two more substantial sized meals.

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Thank 411Shirley
Mount Vernon, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

My wife and I LOVE Mexican food and El Gitano has the best in Skagit valley. Very reasonably priced and a wide variety of Mexican dishes. The weekday lunch specials are great and a real value. The Mount Vernon location is in an old remodeled Shakey's pizza building (anybody remember them?) and we appreciate its funky charm. I've read some... More 

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Thank Tom S
Eastsound, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The staff is one of the most friendly of any restaurant i have visited. The food is amazing, piping hot upon arrival, and you will be warned the plates are super hot to the touch. They make their salsa fresh so it may be more or less spicy. The price is great and the location is easy to park.

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Thank dustysworld
Belllingham, WA
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We have eaten at the Bellingham El Gitano a number of times, and while in Mt. Vernon decided to try out this El Gitano location. It wasn't great, or really even good for that matter. The food was stale, the service was non-existent (had to ask for water 3 times). We won't eat here again, but will continue going to... More 

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Thank TyandAm
North Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 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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Thank StephenJoyce
Edmonton, Canada
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Thank oldestpenguin
Kommetjie, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank Rick F
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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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Thank Justauntie
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank mp20052014
Langley City, Canada
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242 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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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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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