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“A good meal”
Review of El Costeno

El Costeno
Ranked #56 of 132 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: This restaurant has recently moved from 51 West street in Gettysburg to York Street.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A good meal”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Food is exceptional. Service a little slow but one server was handling the entire restaurant, and she was very pleasant and we were in no rush. BYOB too! One o my favorite Gettysburg restaurants.

  • Visited July 2013
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Eat on their porch.”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We sat outside on their porch which has overhead fans and gave us a nice view of an historic Gettysburg street. Authentic family recipes and Mexican soda pop. FYI don't expect to get a Margarita there, they don't serve liqueur.

Visited June 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Tasty food, porch front people watching”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The food at El Costeno is tasty, especially the pork carnitas served with fresh tortillas and delicious spicy salsa verde. MMmnn! Service was fast, food was fresh and the covered porch offered a fun place to watch the (other) tourists go by. Parking is hit or miss, but this restaurant is spot on! It was a little on the pricey side given the area, but perhaps being in the center of the historic district it is reasonable. Nonetheless, it's a great casual come-as-you-are spot for lunch in a touristy historic area.

  • Visited June 2013
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Mexican”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is some of the best food in Gettysburg. It is the ideal location for summer traveler; absolutely the best alfresco dining in Gettysburg. You can sit on the porch or under the beach umbrellas in the garden and watch the main street of town. The food is "autentico" and mild. The quality of the meats, unusually good for an inexpensive restaurant. I am a local and eat here a lot. It is not ideal in the winter as the inside of the restaurant is not nearly as nice as the porch and patio.

  • Visited June 2013
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College Park MD
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Friendly Service and Great Patio Seating”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We will definitely be going back to El Costeno! Chef Arturo and his team were very welcoming and we loved sitting on their large balcony overlooking York Street. BYOB is inconvenient yet saves you big money that you can spend on their great food.

  • Visited June 2013
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