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“avoid at all costs!!”
Review of GITANO Restaurant & Love - CLOSED

GITANO Restaurant & Love
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Thai, Mexican, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Hong Kong, China
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191 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“avoid at all costs!!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

overpriced, not very delicious, surly staff. about the worst value i have ever experienced. the thai food is dumbed down (much better at literally 1/10 the price close by), the mexican food just isn't good and the portions are small. the staff were the least friendly thais i have ever encountered. will not be back though i just bought a house in phuket! maybe one day i'll open my own mexican restaurant to show them how it's done. avoid at all costs!!!

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1 Thank MaikKubo
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English first
Phuket Town, Thailand
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings.”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

The place itself is well decorated and vety convenient if you come with kids. You can find a nice atmosphere like you are back in nursery. However this atmosphete does not fit with the Mexican food.
The service is good, with smiling staff.

However, the food is not what you can expect from Mexican food. It is more kind of Mexican food adapted to the Thai tongue. I have to say I was quite disappointed as I believe you can find much better at cheaper price.

For all those reasons that I have mixed feelings.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Phuketlove45
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Went back but were disappointed 2nd time round”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went to Gitano's twice during our stay - the first time my wife and I loved our selection of yellow chicken curry, pineapple rice and chicken with lime mayonnaise. My wife was fond of her lemon and honey soda, the watermelon/mint/ginger juice was less pleasant. The kids both had the cheese quesadillas with fries - but neither enjoyed it. Despite this, our daughter wanted to go back a second time, probably due more to the playroom and decor. This time they went for the kids fried rice and fried noodles - for some reason the noodles came after our starters and main course were serve. The fried rice portion was minuscule, which our son ate in a couple of spoons (we gave him half of our chicken fried rice to fill him up). We didn't enjoy the Phad Thai on our second visit. One thing this restaurant does need to sort out is the ventilation - the first time round our clothes smelled when we got back to our villa. The second time, we all coughed when we first arrived as the fumes from the kitchen were overpowering.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Snelly852
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Thalang District, Thailand
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ok Mexican food in Phuket”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I have been to Gitano's 7 times and have eaten there 5 times. 2 times I have sat myself at a table and was ignored by the staff for over 10 minutes so I left. I keep coming back because I sometimes get a craving for Mexican food and Gitano's is actually pretty decent. Please do not not get your hopes up and compare this place to your favorite place back home. You will be disappointed. BUT it you live in the area and have a craving for some tacos or a fajita you can get you fix here. They also serve Thai food here and I thought that was pretty tasty too.

They have a play area for kids so very child friendly and lots of magazines and newspapers if you are traveling alone.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank JimboH_Thailand
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Phuket
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant in Cherngtalay”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Gitano now move to Opposite Lotus Cherng Talay already and It's very great with Children zone for your kids.

Maxican food taste very good for me and I think great for other as well.

I will come back to there again soon.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Tudut
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