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El Gallito

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1700 20th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-2808
206-329-8088
Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fabuloso

Our 4th visit to El Gallito finds us enjoying a usual drink experience of his Cadillac Margarita on the rocks and my Patrón shot and Mexican beer starting the meal. But we are rewarded in good time with some authentic cuisine that is so delicioso! Parking can be challenging, but all the more reason... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Yvonne R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Our 4th visit to El Gallito finds us enjoying a usual drink experience of his Cadillac Margarita on the rocks and my Patrón shot and Mexican beer starting the meal. But we are rewarded in good time with some authentic cuisine that is so delicioso! Parking can be challenging, but all the more reason to fill a van of your... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Family owned for more than 30 years. Free newly baked chips and salsa. Not gourmet (I hate that term), but plenty good. Very friendly.kids ok

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

People need to stop recommending this place as a good restaurant! If you want to get sick after eating, sure then. If you like being treated like a nuisance for patronizing the establishment and making the staff actually work, I guess. You can get better taste from large greasy chain Mexican joints, and for the price you might as well... More 

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Seattle
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I really would like to like this place given that it's walking distance to my house, but the food just isn't very good. I often judge a Mexican restaurant by the quality of their beans and rice and El Gallito is just bland. Even the mole isn't very flavorful.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I love Mexican food and it is hard for me ever to speak ill of it, but this restaurant serves food that is under seasoned and unimaginative. Disappointing.

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Seattle
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142 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

I really wanted to like this restaurant. Really. But the food was heavy and dull. No thanks.

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Marysville, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

One of my favorite lunch locations. Great food, wonderful service and a family friendly atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2008

this hole in the wall makes me feel quite at home with their yummy enchiladas and requisite greasy favorites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2008

Best Chile Verde in the city

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

Good neighborhood Mexican food. Not great by any means.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1700 20th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-2808
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-329-8088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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