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El Gallo Giro

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3991 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38118-4901
+1 901-794-0609
10:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It was a family day and we were hungry and saw this restaurant and it was pretty decent and good service and good

Thank omar h
Jackson, Tennessee
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291 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I don't recall what the Hispanic sandwich is called that has a hot dog on the bottom. That may not sound tasty, but give it a try... The one I at had a fried steak, ham, cheese and churrizo on it. It was good. The bread was incredible. It was akin to REAL Philly cheesesteak bread.

Thank Scott P
Clarksdale, Mississippi
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

I'm something of a Mexican food snob having grown up in Los Angeles - where one doesn't so much go out for Mexican food as for Oaxacan, or Sinaloan, or Yucatecan, or Baja seafood, etc. And also having spent a lot of time in Mexico. I've been looking for somewhere to satisfy me since moving to the Mississippi Delta three... More 

Thank Eric S
Collierville, Tennessee, United States
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The food was perfectly prepared. The service was polite and efficient. I would recommend eating here. You will be pleased.

Thank LS38017
Memphis, Tennessee
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

It maybe not be in the best part of Memphis, but you'll be surprised who shows up to eat here. The atmosphere is wide open and at times loud, and the food fabulous. I usually get the Fish Tacos, which are the BEST I've ever had, if you like them a little spicy, ask for the Green Hot Sauce which... More 

Thank Hardwareman10
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The environment is "interesting" (with those chairs and tables it seems to be in a kids' place) but the food is great, it has the biggest menus I have ever seen for an Hispanic restaurant, except for Peruvian ones, it was VERY cheap, especially with the lunch specials, and the portions are big. I wish we tried it on the... More 

Thank Gatoroberto
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The food was good, the portions are huge. And icing on the cake, low prices. This is not Americanized Mexican food. Very good.

Thank MarkfromLouisiana
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

This place is wonderful! We often go here for lunch and have never had anything short of mouth-watering food and great service. The restaurant is clean and the decor is definitely straight from Mexico, which adds to the experience. From the outside it looks questionable, I'll give you that; but looks are deceiving in this case. I've never felt even... More 

1 Thank Laura S
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

I loved the service, decor and the food. You cannot lose choosing this authentic restaurant. If you are all about taste and flavor this is your best choice!

Thank Heather G
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2011

did the first reviewer ever eat at a mexican resturant, taco bell doesn't count. i've eaten many items on the menu and several co-workers have as well. it's our favorite. go, be your own judge. if you like real mexican food, check out the other diners and enjoy what mexicans in memphis enjoy

Thank danny m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3991 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38118-4901
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-794-0609

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?