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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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Meridian, ID
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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297 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Eagle, Idaho
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant. Family owned and operated. Incredible food and great service.

Thank Sherryq196
Boise, ID.
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

I went to this restaurant for the first time this week, I have friends that live the place, I did not. The worst Mexican food I have ever had in my life. The salsa had no spice at all it was like colored water with some veggies in it, the refried beans were tasteless and cold. I like things with... More 

Thank IdahoFlyer
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I've eaten here MANY times and their $1.25 tacos are awesome as is their Tortas sandwich. Marinated pork is my favorite but have tried all their offerings and they are all good. This is authentic Mexican food, not TexMex. This is my favorite place for Mexican food, I've tried many places and this is the best I've found here in... More 

Thank 700Rick
Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Really tasty. Chile relleno was good the tacos were teally special. Much better than the avg. Price was also very reasonable. Great value meal!

Thank Annabelle101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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?