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Virgie's Restaurant and Lounge

Mexican, Southwestern
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2720 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6870
(505) 863-5152
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a locally owned restaurant that serves all American favorites like handmade chicken fried steak, and also excellent "New Mexican style" Mexican food. It's clean and well staffed, the food is wonderful! We discovered it about a year ago, and go back there whenever we are in the area.

Thank Jackie S
Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A long day of travel and we wanted to stop for a meal and just relax. The food (combo #2) was good, but the non stop stream of peddlers off the street trying to sell us jewelry was not relaxing at all. Service was a bit slow, but okay. Unfortunately due to the constant interruption of our meal we would... More 

Thank SlickReads
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the Chico Steak - I get this maybe twice a month at least. My husband and I like to go there. We have a close circle of friends that go there as well. Just a nice place to relax and have a great dinner.

Thank Brenda M A
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great meal here. Excellent Mexican food and polite service. My cheese enchilada was especially good.

Thank lostmywalletagain
Washington, DC
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Ate here after a long day on the road. The food was tasty and in healthy proportions, and the price was reasonable. Families, beware: Virgie's is sandwiched between an adult video store and a massage parlor; shield the kids' eyes as you walk in.

Thank BGB166
Gallup, New Mexico
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

When you stop at Virgie's, I highly recommend the Chico Steak. You get a steak cooked the way you like smothered with chili (green I would say) and cheese with beans and rice. Chips and salsa comes to the tables. You are welcome to try the margaritas if you like or have the ice tea.

Thank David M
Fort Collins, Colorado
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Great for fairly fast Mexican food and a cold draught beer. However, there were 10 different people that paraded past our table with a tray of trinkets for sale while we ate. It was disruptive, difficult to enjoy our meal and relax.

Thank lovetotravelgreeley
Norwich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Took a seat and the owner came over talked us through the menu, it was obvious we weren't local! Very busy place... Not enough staff on but happy to wait because everything and everyone was so friendly and helpful! I had 'Number 1' which had a selection of all the food on offer, the owner was kind enough to recommend... More 

Thank Francesca C
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Had the green chile combination plate that is famous for New Mexico and wasn't disappointed! Service was great!

Thank VSmith45
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

A quaint little restaurant with several menu choices and great tasting food. The highlight of our visit was Sheldon, the waiter, who was a great conversationalist but not intrusive and very polite. The only downside was that every few minutes, someone would come to our table trying to sell us jewellery. Nice, courteous people, but as Canadians, we aren't used... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6870
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: (505) 863-5152

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