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El Gallo Giro

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346 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601-2822
+1 801-377-2571
08:00 - 21:00
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went because of good reviews. We spoke to the cashier for a while about what was good. She was charming and helpful. I ordered the enchiladas and my son ordered the chalupas. His were really good, but my enchiladas were very oily. I didn't really like them. We also ordered taquitos appetizer, which were very bland. There are several... More 

Thank mkj123
Provo, Utah
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you like Mexican grilled chicken (pollo aside), this is a great place to stop if you are ever in Provo, Utah. The taste is great, the portions are ample, the price more than acceptable. My wife and I like to share the 1/2 chicken with rice and beans. The rice is packed with flavor, but that isn't necessarily a... More 

Thank natebertasso
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious! There guacamole is amazing and made fresh at your table. There tamales are so yummy. I hear there smoked chicken is delicious... that will be my next try. Definitely will return!

Thank Melissa H
Payson, Utah
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I needed a quick meal before attending a play at BYU, so on an impulse we stopped at El Gallo Giro last evening. My wife ordered the #5 combo, which featured a tamale and a chilli relleno, plus the standard refried beans and rice. I ordered the #6 combo, which included two enchiladas and a chimichanga, plus... More 

Thank Utahbirder
The West
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Go eat here. Tacos Mr. Joe is Ab Fab. They are nice and friendly and you get served chips and salsa upon sitting down. They have a good salsa bar and I can't wait to go back. Viva la Tacos Mr. Joe!

Thank Where'n'when?
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

They don't have menus, you'll have to go up to the front to order, pay, and then sit yourselves down. The food was brought out by a wonderful young lady and the food was very good. I ordered milanesa and even though the meat (beef) wasn't the best quality, it was cooked well and the rice and beans were good.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Provo, Utah
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

They have amazing affordable food. The carne assada platter is my favorite. They have lots of cool group combos and options. It is a great place for a large group or small date.

Thank brantzwoolsey
Park City, Utah
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Food is very authentic. Freshest guacamole I've ever had a restaurant... They make it table side!! Service started out at little iffy... We weren't sure of how it worked so we were waiting to be seated. At least 3 employees walked by and no one told us we needed to order at the counter and then have a seat until... More 

Thank Claymie531
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were just in town for a day and stopped in here for lunch. You order from the counter inside and they bring you the food. We sat on the patio and got good service from the waitress who brought out the food. Not wild about the extra salsa from the salsa bar but the salsa with the chips was... More 

Thank RipleyC
Heber City, Utah
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227 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Went there for lunch with our family and were very pleased. Walk up counter to order you meal and then they bring it to your table. Staff was very friendly and service was excellent. They also offer a gluten free option. Food was excellent and was served hot and very quickly. All in all we were pleased and will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
  • Phone Number: +1 801-377-2571

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