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El Gitano

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1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5413
(360) 424-5514
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This has been our go-to restaurant for family celebrations for some time. We have enjoyed birthdays, anniversaries and sharing with friends. Our Italian language class had an end of semester field trip to try out our restaurant skills. The menu has a variety of Italian dishes, all of which have been delicious. The wine list is extensive including Barolo which... More 

Thank Cathey F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Love how the lady makes them right there for you to see and they're delicious. Great food and service

Thank Heather C
Mount Vernon, Washington
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Out with friends and have usually enjoyed our meals and service at this local restaurant. This night was most unfortunate for us. Yes it was somewhat busy, however: We sat in the bar (less children) ordered drinks which took a very long time and were incorrect. Then ordered our meals which also took a long time and when they did... More 

Thank Arne E
Coupeville, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Friendly and the food was great. Service was spot on. Ample portions with great daily specials. Love the chiles rellenos.

Thank framer2016
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We happened to drop by this restaurant for dinner while spending one night in Mt. Vernon. The workers were very personable and accommodating. The asada burrito ($13.99) was outstanding. The volume of food was such that I left with enough in my "doggie bag" to last for two more substantial sized meals.

Thank 411Shirley
Mount Vernon, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

My wife and I LOVE Mexican food and El Gitano has the best in Skagit valley. Very reasonably priced and a wide variety of Mexican dishes. The weekday lunch specials are great and a real value. The Mount Vernon location is in an old remodeled Shakey's pizza building (anybody remember them?) and we appreciate its funky charm. I've read some... More 

Thank Tom S
Eastsound, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The staff is one of the most friendly of any restaurant i have visited. The food is amazing, piping hot upon arrival, and you will be warned the plates are super hot to the touch. They make their salsa fresh so it may be more or less spicy. The price is great and the location is easy to park.

Thank dustysworld
Belllingham, WA
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We have eaten at the Bellingham El Gitano a number of times, and while in Mt. Vernon decided to try out this El Gitano location. It wasn't great, or really even good for that matter. The food was stale, the service was non-existent (had to ask for water 3 times). We won't eat here again, but will continue going to... More 

Thank TyandAm
North Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We were from out of town and looking for a good lunch place. We didn't want the usual fast food or branded fare, so we looked for a restaurant close to our hotel. The El Gitano looked busy so we figured it would probably be good. The food was tasty and the portions were a decent size. There was a... More 

Thank StephenJoyce
Edmonton, Canada
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a place. The service was fantastic. The food was delicious and came hot and correct. The beer was cold. We were seated in the bar and everything was great. We will not hesitate to come here again when we are in town.

Thank oldestpenguin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 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 - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5413
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: (360) 424-5514

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