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El Gallo Blanco

2838 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3748
+1 269-382-7020
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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2838 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3748
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owned by a young couple and almost always one of them is working and keeping the quality up.Lunch hour has capacity and many are Hispanic and speaking Mexican to attest to the authentic quality. Never been disappointed by any of the food.

Thank MickKalamazoo
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have been there many times and sampled many different things from their menu and I haven't been disappointed yet

Thank yoump61
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I gave it a 2 just because they were nice and they serve you quite a bit. Now on the other hand. Terrible food, I'm sorry but I would never go back!

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a low-key eatery with a high-quality menu. Authentic Mexican food, helpful servers, colorful walls, and low prices. You'll love it!

1  Thank jessiev
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about the great food. From the chips and salsa, to the tasty barbecoa tacos, yummy enchiladas to and several bottled soda choices. We are regulars here. The place could use some TLC, painting, cleaning off tables more quickly. Seems like they...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 September 2017

El Gallo Blanco is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Kzoo. If your looking for original flavors and a good Mexican dinner or simply some Tacos, you can't do much better than here.

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Service can be very slow, but friendly and helpful. I enjoy the variety, like cactus, you can't get other places and the value is good. Ask your server to suggest things based upon your interest and spice level.

Thank TakenByTravel777
Reviewed 3 August 2017

An old friend and I stopped here for lunch in June. He said it was very good and he was right. The chips and sauce are good and I had a burrito to go along with them. The place is not much to look at...More

Thank Cincwell
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a Real Mexican restaurant. We know, having spent a month in Guadalajara this year. Wonderful Quesadilla de Harina and Vegetarian Burrito with olives.

Thank Carlton M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The food was average, the waitstaff not very friendly. When the door to the kitchen opened it was disturbing how messy it was. Not sure I want to eat there again.

Thank Go W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2838 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3748
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-7020
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