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El Gitano

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624 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233-1823
(360) 755-9010
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We went for our daughters birthday and had an enjoyable dinner with exceptional service. We have come to this place for a while now and gotten to know the owner and her family who also works at the restaurant. We have had consistent good food and service and will continue to come and enjoy it!

Thank Berries1
Burlington, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a great meal there, authentic Mexican food, portions were enormous, and service excellent as well. I would certainly recommend eating here and you can be sure my husband and I will return. : )

Thank Debi O
Mendoza, Argentina
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Took our family of 4 (two kids ages 10 and 4) for dinner. The margaritas were tasty (on ice with salt) and the chips and salsa were fresh. The meals were great and the ambiance was casual enough were my kids volumes were drowned out.

Thank Jbthomsen
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

We have tried numerous mexican food places in the past but have found El Gitano's to be the best. The service can be slow sometimes but it is worth it for the food. Very authentic. The prices are great. The atmosphere is really cool as well.

Thank Cheryl B
Lynden, Washington
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

The lunch I ordered at El Gitano was their #19 combo - Chile relleno and taco. I expect a chile relleno to be a fresh green chile stuffed with a jack or mild cheddar cheese, battered, and deep fried. I guess what was in there was a chile, but it surely was not green. It was brown, perhaps roasted and... More 

Thank georgewerkema
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2015

I went there with three other ladies on an hour and a 1/2 limit. That seemed plenty of time for drinks and dinner, but sadly was not. We ordered 3 tequila spicy margaritas and 1 vodka spicy margarita because of a tequila allergy, vodka replacement was the suggestion from our waiter. It took 20 min for our drinks to come... More 

Thank Sony P
Deming, Washington
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2014

Lunch specials are perfect size. Wait-staff is friendly and prompt. Food is hot when served and other than needing to request the roasted jalepeno garnish, the Carne Asada is an excellent meal. When shopping in Mt. Vernon and Burlington, this is the only restaurant of our choice. Parking can be a bit "dicey" but it's no charge and off the... More 

Thank purdycritter
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014

More tex-mex style food than Mexican but great food and atmosphere, friendly staff. The bench seats seemed like they could use a lift but the decor made up for it.

Thank onthego89745624
Victoria, B.C.
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

Situated in old town Burlington. Bright and colourful. Looks like a fixture by the newspaper clippings. Busy most of the time , a good sign for value and tasty food. Had dinner for 2 complete with imported beer for under $30. Portions were generous and I ended up not finishing, regrettably. Competes against several larger more modern restaurants that our... More 

Thank sidneymom
Chehalis, Washington
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

We decided on El Gitano after reading some reviews, and I'm glad we did! Very cool looking decor, and the people were very friendly. It was a Tuesday night, not a ton of people there, but they we were seated right away and they kept a close eye on us. The food was very good, and the margaritas were some... More 

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233-1823
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: (360) 755-9010

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