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El Gallo Giro

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5285 N Glenwood St, Boise, ID 83714-1331
+1 208-321-0355
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boise, Idaho
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

After returning from Dallas and its great Tex-Mex, almost any Boise Mexican place is likely to be a bit of a disappointment so I tried to step out of my usual order and try something different. The enchaladas chili cilorado were tasty and I will do them again but they were nothing to write home about. That saod, when I... More 

Thank Gov1949
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Authentic mexican food. Great chili relleno with a pablano pepper. Great mole dish and the shrimp diablo was good but the margaritas shine.

Thank Michael C
Boise, Idaho
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Took the family here because we had been hearing good things about it. Seems like it took forever for someone to come and ask if we wanted drinks, chips/salsa and menus after being seated. Once ordered, the food didn't take to long to get to us. The food itself - eh... Didn't have a lot of taste to it. There... More 

Thank Russell V
Boise, Idaho
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

.....stand out on this restaurant's menu. Of course you can also find the usual offerings that can be found on other places that serve Mexican cuisine. But if you are here, you might as well try something different. How about an Olivia's salad, or albondigas soup? You may also like some of the different molcajetes they offer..... I know we... More 

Thank NHB66
Meridian, ID
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My friend and I stopped in for lunch on Wednesday and even though we were there right before noon, the food/meat was tough and luke warm and seemed like it had been sitting out for hours. The service was fine but I would never give this restaurant another try because it was so bad. I think it's the worst restaurant... More 

Thank Winger63
Eagle, Idaho
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We take our family here quite often. This restaurant is family owned and great care is made in pressing your meal.

Thank Sherryq196
Boise, Idaho
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We typically come here for the enchiladas and burritos, and this time we came for soup & salad lunch... I have tried this location in Garden City and also tried Kuna; both are great food and atmosphere. It's family friendly, and still is a "Pizza Hut vibe" from when this location was serving pizza. :) I'd put this Mexican food... More 

Thank themntneer
Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The service is fast and food is good. I have had the Tostada (Great lunch choice) and the Fajita Burrito. Portion size and flavor are both good.

Thank Arlin J
Marysvale, Utah
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

First time visiting the El Gallo Giro. I was very impressed. I had chicken enchiladas verde, outstanding. Good portion, fresh, the chicken was plentiful and not buried in sauce and spices, all breast meat. My wife had chicken taco platter, same thing.... very fresh and delicious. Our service was just right, friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience. Everyone said... More 

Thank HooversGrille
Boise, Idaho
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324 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We were hungry for Fajitas and decided to check this place out..the salsa and chips were really good. We did the table side guacamole it could have used a little more cilantro and garlic..but was still good. I had the steak fajitas I was a little disappointed they were dry and the meat was tough. .my son had the beef... More 

Thank Sue H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5285 N Glenwood St, Boise, ID 83714-1331
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-321-0355

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