We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Gitano

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5413
+1 360-424-5514
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 64: English reviews
Mount Vernon, Washington
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here last week. I ordered taco al carbon for dinner. My friend ordered carne asada. His food was so so, mine was horrible. Tasteless, boiled chopped beef with no season at all. In the past as I remember correctly the taco al carbon were grilled, chopped up and seasoned well. Disappointing...

Thank JadeLiam
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came just before closing,which we hadn't paid attention to. The staff said come on in. We were told to sit and enjoy our meal.. The food was excellent. Adriana gave us excellent service, so we went back the next night. Very friendly place, We will definitely ask for Adriana again.

Thank Elizabeth P
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The food is always great here, love to eat here every chance we get! The servers are always friendly and very attentive!

Thank Cheryl C
Level Contributor
45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Despite the parking lot being full (Sunday dinner ) we were seated immediately in a booth. Service was a little slow but the quality of the food made up for it. A bowl of tortilla soup looks like it held a quart of fluid. I had the seafood chili relleno and it was delicious, another person had steak fajita which... More 

Thank Clark D
Mount Vernon, Washington
Level Contributor
132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had heard so much about this restaurant that we decided to try it. Although not disappointed, we weren't thrilled with it either. We prefer a Tex-Mex style of Mexican restaurant and this one is more authentic. My wife had a spicy seafood dish that was absolutely to die for - the sauce at least. It was a bit skimpy... More 

Thank vern C
Level Contributor
206 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

It is too bad that this place has food that is so American Mexican that is has no flavor. Out of the four orders three had to be returned due to too cold or over cooked.

Thank JeffkVancouver
Vancouver Island
Level Contributor
85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This restaurant has a variety of choices of Mexican food for entrees etc. If you can't decide on a certain dish try a combo. Food was excellent and the servers were very helpful

Thank vb7337
Yerington, Nevada
Level Contributor
137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Parking was a little tough in our huge pick-up truck. But, we did find a space in the back. The lunch menu is good until 5pm. We arrived after 5, but my $3.99 happy hour margarita was yummy. We both cleaned our plates. Combo #2 was an enchalada, taco and tostada. The other dinner was a macho burrito. I wish... More 

Thank Charlene L
Mount Vernon, Washington
Level Contributor
46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This has been our go-to restaurant for family celebrations for some time. We have enjoyed birthdays, anniversaries and sharing with friends. Our Italian language class had an end of semester field trip to try out our restaurant skills. The menu has a variety of Italian dishes, all of which have been delicious. The wine list is extensive including Barolo which... More 

Thank Cathey F
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Love how the lady makes them right there for you to see and they're delicious. Great food and service

Thank Heather C

Travellers who viewed El Gitano also viewed


Been to El Gitano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5413
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 360-424-5514

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Gitano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?