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El Gallo Blanco

2838 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3748
+1 269-382-7020
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
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2838 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3748
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

A good Mexican restaurant with a number of choices. They will adjust items to work with picky eaters. A family atmosphere, they do not have a licquer license.

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I swung by this restaurant as I was driving through Kalamazoo. Didn't expect much, but it turned out to be a winner! From the moment I stepped in to the restaurant, it was Mexico! Food was homey and REAL Mexican. Salsas were very flavourful -...More

Thank alone-voyager
Reviewed 18 April 2017

When you are from California, it can be difficult to find decent Mexican food outside the state. I have been severely disappointed many times. The food here is uniformly good - the entree, the beans, the rice are all decent or better. Helpings are generous...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We have never been disappointed eating at this restaurant! It is worth going just to have the chips and salsa but the entire menu has always been AMAZING! The home made guacamole is a must try and the daily specials are fantastic! great way to...More

Thank brendatD5983CR
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

It was freezing in there, not sure if the heat didn't work. They did have several space heaters going. They were attentive. Chips and salsa were tasty. We ordered the Mexican style tacos and enchiladas Rojas. The tacos were on point and what I am...More

Thank Matting
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is the place for people looking for a family-run homestyle food experience that bears no resemblance to Mexican-themed chain restaurants. Sure, it's not fancy or upscale in any way, but you get a generous plate of food that is freshly cooked and flavorful. My...More

Thank A2Steph
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The food quality of this place is very average, nothing too special. Prices are very reasonable for a cheap-eat type of place. The atmosphere of this place is not very welcoming. This place is dirty and the waitresses are somewhat rude. Won't go there for...More

Thank lflara
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Best authentic Mexican food in the kalamazoo/portage area! Prices are very reasonable which is also nice. Only negative thing I would say is it is a little hole in the wall kind of place that seems pretty outdated and needs some maintenance. However, I wouldn't...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The furniture in this restaurant is so bright and inviting, it felt family owned, but I'm not positive. The waitress was friendly and knew what she was doing, I order jalapeños on my gordita, which came fresh with tasty chicken and a lot of rice....More

Thank Kristie J
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have enjoyed meals here many times over the last few years and I will visit El Gallo Blanco again in the future. They have many choices on meat selection for tacos etc., or you could order with a vegetarian filler like cactus, or peppers....More

Thank Ken P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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