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El Gitano

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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1125 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226-1803
(360) 714-1065
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The few times I've gone to El Gitano I've really enjoyed my meal. I have gone on weekend nights for karaoke and ended up having a few drinks and enjoying one of their delicious meals. The service is great, the portions are big, and the taste is wonderful... you can't go wrong here!

Thank BebeZed
Chilliwack, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Loved it. Staff are friendly and the food was amazing. All this for a great price. One of my favourites. The place is bigger than it looks. Nice decor and large plates of food. Great to share.

Thank Mark A
Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This place has awesome lunch specials and they are very good and quick with their service. You can't go wrong with this tasty Mexican food - they aim to please

Thank CFL18
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Found this gem on the way through town and we were very very pleased. Possibly the best salsa I've ever had. Service was fantastic! I had a bean and cheese burrito that was great also. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Don K
Everett, Washington
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

What a great play for dinner. The menu is jammed pack with options. I had the Mucho Burrito with rice and beans. The best plate I saw at our table was the steak and bacon wrapped shrimp. The margaritas packed a little extra punch as well.

Thank tdjack98
just around the corner
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Menu is standard faire. Wait staff could be better. Didn't take the order properly. Wrong drinks brought and wrong food dishes provided. A little disappointing. It will be awhile before we go back.

Thank Dougenstein
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Some of the consistently best Mexican food in the Bellingham area. Great service too, which is a rarity in Bellingham. Lunch Menu has lots of good choices for under $10.

Thank Arthur T
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We come to this restaurant every time we are in Bellingham. The staff are always friendly and attentive and the food hot and delicious! Prices are very reasonable.

Thank RubyCoquitlam
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Clean and friendly service. I ordered the chicken macho burrito and had a great lunch. The servers always have chips and salsa in front of me in less a 1 minute.

Thank Richard P
Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I'm glad I found this place in the mini mall while I was in Bellingham. I was craving Mexican and this joint didn't disappoint. First off can we take our hats off for the salsa at this place? I went through two (mini) bowls of this free taste of heaven. The chips that came with it were piping hot too!... More 

Thank stamoura

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226-1803
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 714-1065

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