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El Gitano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1125 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226-1803
+1 360-714-1065
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bellingham, Washington
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We took our granddaughter to El Gitano for dinner one night and the three of us thought our meals were very good. The chips were warm and the salsa was hot! But not too hot. Very tasty. Service was good, the rice and beans which I usually skip were also very good. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the... More 

Thank Jude3147
Bellingham, Washington
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Service was great, food was great but my final bill-which I received days later after calling my bank to check on my charges, I had been over-charged $2 on my tip. I gave a 20% tip and it was rung up with that the additional amount. My writing was very clear. I will not be back. There are too many... More 

Thank Roseventures
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

To preface, it was the night before the PNW "storm of the decade". So there was a huge influx of people. However, this was the saddest experience. We were sooo incredibly hungry, waiting over an hour for two meals. The service was very friendly. Taco Salad was subpar, nothing special.

Thank Sydney R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We get to Bellingham only infrequently and are selective on where we dine when we visit. We like Mexican food and cannot get good Mexican where we live so we tried El Gitano based on the reviews. We were not disappointed. Good food, portions, and prices. We are very glad we dined here.

Thank Deborah G
Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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: +1 360-714-1065

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