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“Best Authentic Mexican Food in Bellingham”

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El Amigo Restaurant
Ranked #226 of 446 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Mexican
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Lummi Island, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Authentic Mexican Food in Bellingham”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

The service here is friendly and attentive, but the food is what makes it amazing. They have an extensive menu of authentic Mexican dishes, and daily specials. My favorite is the Camorones a la Diabla (She-Devil Shrimp) Oh my!! You can get it as spicy as it is supposed to be, and will warm your soul! I want to come and try all the other wonderful selections, but I just have to have this dish when I get here. The restaurant is sparkling clean, and nicely decorated. But it is the food that makes it so special!

  • Visited June 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Warm and Friendly/Great Food”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

I hadn't visited El Amigo in too long, but I found myself in that part of town the other day and stopped in for lunch. The visit reminded me that I really should eat there more often. The owners and staff are very nice, the restaurant immaculately clean, and the food excellent, as always.

El Amigo isn't one of those loud music and massive margarita joints. It has more of a neighborhood eatery feel, a place for family and friends to gather for a good meal and conversation that doesn't require shouting at the top of ones lungs. As I was alone, I enjoyed a chapter of a book while eating a wonderful chile relleno -- crammed with gooey cheese and covered with rich sauce. The salsa was medium-high spicy and very fresh.

I won't be so long in returning!

  • Visited April 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just Another Average Mexican Restaurant”
Reviewed 16 November 2011

I had heard good things about Cinco De Mayo and used to go to one by the same name in Bellingham for years that was fabulous (food, price, staff, atmosphere etc etc) so I was saddened to see this was not my old restaurant. In fact, I doubt there's any connection. This was just another average Mexican Restaurant... no complaints but no kudos either. Just okay.

  • Visited September 2011
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“the BEST mexican restaurant :)”
Reviewed 29 June 2008

the BEST mexican restaurant :)

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