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El Albanil Mexican Restaurant

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3619 Byron St, Bellingham, WA 98225-6018
+1 360-676-2444
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11:00 - 21:00
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is good. The tortillas are so yummy that we always take an order to go! The service is wonderful and we usually get the same guy serving us. Very friendly. This place is right off I-5 so we stop in on our way home from Anacortes. The other reviews seem horrible. Don't think we are at the same... More 

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Thank Rettey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I'm from California and my boyfriend is from Mexico I like to claim that we both know good Mexican food...this was not good food. What appears to be an old Denny's restaurant should have been left that way, that way we would have known we were going to walk away with a bloated, stomach ache each. Tables had napkins with... More 

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Thank Cristina U
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Not bad food, service was decent, just nothing terribly good, special or memorable. There are several Mexican places in Bellingham that we like better.

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Thank snowmp
Fort Irwin, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The food was average, service was good. Prices were ok. Chips seemed like they were bagged, salsa was hot. Food wasn't great, but it wasn't bad, either.

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Thank mishlef
Abbotsford, Canada
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204 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Had a great lunch with ice cold beerskis. The server was very friendly. The food was delicious. The homemade salsa was spicy and i loved it! I will visit again for sure!

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Thank Lucas M
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

A must stop when you are travelling through Bellingham on the I5. We stop here frequently for the friendly greeting and authentic Mexican cuisine. Fresh hot tortillas (we take a bunch to go each time) and fantastic food.

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2 Thank Rettey
Jacksonville, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Imagine a mild green pepper stuffed with two kinds of melted cheese, surrounded by a perfectly made, very thin omelette, all covered with a superbly spiced light Mexican sauce. El Albanil chili rellenos are perfect - no deep-frying or breading or heavy tomato sauce in this dish. Other outstanding options here include Tacos al Carbon (tiny chunks of pleasantly spiced... More 

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Thank Sue M
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We love Mexican cuisine. As such, we frequent all that Bellingham has to offer. Some have grungy atmosphere but good food. Some are pleasant, with good or ordinary food. Some are pricier than others. NONE offer the creative traditional cuisine we learned to love in California, with its huge Mexican population. El Albanil is a relatively new location, occupying the... More 

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Wrangell, Alaska
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Very clean, nice view of kitchen.... All freshly painted in Mexican atmosphere. Food excellent..... Well presented, colorful, and best of all tasted of lower Mexico... Priced fairly, service excellent....

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Thank Don R
Bellingham, Washington
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

My husband and I just happened to spot El Abinil and decided to give it a try for a late lunch. For $6,50 I had a two item combo. The chile relleno is the best I have ever had! Happy hour starts at 2 O'Clock, so we enjoyed the $3 lime margarita's. Our waitress, Rosa, was very attentive and personable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3619 Byron St, Bellingham, WA 98225-6018
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-676-2444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?