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624 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233-1823
+1 360-755-9010
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to eat with our son, waited to be seated for several minutes. The waitress was really nice but the food wasn't great & they made our nachos wrong.

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Thank burl s
Mukilteo, Washington
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I go there for lunch every time I'm up that way. I order the chilli relleno, my favorite. They make the best one there

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Thank helgakash
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Our family has frequented this restaurant for over 30 years. We drive down from Canada. This is by far the BEST Mexican food this side of Mexico. Just don't take my word for it, try it! The mango margaritas are magnificent. Bring your appetite, I dare you to finish the over-sized pork, beef, or chicken burritos. Real meat. Nothing processed.... More 

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Thank Teresa P
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We went for our daughters birthday and had an enjoyable dinner with exceptional service. We have come to this place for a while now and gotten to know the owner and her family who also works at the restaurant. We have had consistent good food and service and will continue to come and enjoy it!

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Thank Berries1
Burlington, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a great meal there, authentic Mexican food, portions were enormous, and service excellent as well. I would certainly recommend eating here and you can be sure my husband and I will return. : )

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Thank Debi O
Mendoza, Argentina
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Took our family of 4 (two kids ages 10 and 4) for dinner. The margaritas were tasty (on ice with salt) and the chips and salsa were fresh. The meals were great and the ambiance was casual enough were my kids volumes were drowned out.

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Thank Jbthomsen
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

We have tried numerous mexican food places in the past but have found El Gitano's to be the best. The service can be slow sometimes but it is worth it for the food. Very authentic. The prices are great. The atmosphere is really cool as well.

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Thank Cheryl B
Lynden, Washington
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

The lunch I ordered at El Gitano was their #19 combo - Chile relleno and taco. I expect a chile relleno to be a fresh green chile stuffed with a jack or mild cheddar cheese, battered, and deep fried. I guess what was in there was a chile, but it surely was not green. It was brown, perhaps roasted and... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

I went there with three other ladies on an hour and a 1/2 limit. That seemed plenty of time for drinks and dinner, but sadly was not. We ordered 3 tequila spicy margaritas and 1 vodka spicy margarita because of a tequila allergy, vodka replacement was the suggestion from our waiter. It took 20 min for our drinks to come... More 

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Thank Sony P
Deming, Washington
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

Lunch specials are perfect size. Wait-staff is friendly and prompt. Food is hot when served and other than needing to request the roasted jalepeno garnish, the Carne Asada is an excellent meal. When shopping in Mt. Vernon and Burlington, this is the only restaurant of our choice. Parking can be a bit "dicey" but it's no charge and off the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233-1823
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 360-755-9010

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