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“Mexico in Thalang”
Review of GITANO Restaurant & Love - CLOSED

GITANO Restaurant & Love
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed March 15, 2012

You may wonder why anyone would come to Thailand and then eat Mexican food. The reason is when you live here you really need a change sometimes, and Gitano does a complete range of beautifully prepared Mexican dishes.I loved everything from the guacamole to the Chimmychangas and the drinks were all authentic too.Not expensive at all, good service and since the refurb a really pleasant atmosphere and well thought out use of the space.

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1  Thank michael b
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

We visited Gitano couple of times during our stay in Bangtao and I can recommend this restaurant to all families with smaller kids. The children's play area was a nice surprise and one of the main reasons we re-visited. This kind of 'service' is quite un-familiar to the restaurans nearby and it was as pleasant to the kids as is was to parents:)

The mixed/fusion thai&mexican menu was a great and refreshing exception. When spendig more time in Thailand, at least I need some variation in diet.

Both thai and mexican dishes were great and reasonably priced. Only the service was a little bit slow. Also they didn't care so much about the serving order, main dish came before the appetized and so on. But very friendly and polite service in general!

We also bought a children's picture book that was written by the restaurant owners. Nice keepsake to the smallest one:)

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1  Thank Brandon_James
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Wow, what a find this was.
Its a beautiful and colourful (and how) little resturant with a great atmosphere and fun, friendly staff.
I especially liked the feature fish tanks plumb in the middle of the action.
The menus were meticulously presented, with helpful (and unusually, accurate) pictures of the wide selection of food available.
The food came quickly and every plate was simply delicious, from Thai favourites (spiced to your taste) to fun Mexican food.
Best of all, it was cheap too !
I'll be back

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Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

At the first moment you enter the doors to Gitano you get a happy feeling, the envierment is friendly, colurful and creative. The meny has a lot of variations and the Quesadillas are just amazing.
WELL DONE!
Love from Gunnel in Marbella Spain

Thank Gunnels Z
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

I have been to Gitano in Thalang (Phuket) a number of time. The food has improved considerably over time, and the menu is quite extensive today, with a lot to choose from. And most of the dished we tried yesterday were quite good. I ordered a fairly expensive Chilli Con Carne plate, a minced meet dish from Mexico (I think) which should always contain yoghurt or sour cream. When it had very little of this ingredient I asked for more and they gave me some additional in a tiny bowl, may be one tablespoon. But the restaurant added this on the check! How stingy can a restaurant be?
Beside this bad experience, Gitano is a friendly place but with a strange décor, a mix of extremely childish furnishing suited for kids and pictures with sexual content. Not clear what the owners want to say guests and visitors with this.
But on the whole, I like the place, although it needs a bit of improvement still.

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Thank Stisse23
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