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El Costeno

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39 York St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2350
+1 713-339-0029
11:00 - 21:00
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a Gettysburg local, and this is one of the two restaurants that I patronize in town. It's awesome. The staff are friendly, and they always remember me and my wife each time we visit. Most importantly, the food is awesome. If you've ever been to Mexico and loved real Mexican food, this is right up your alley. If you... More 

Thank GettysburgLocal
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals and tourists do not waste your time. I had been before and the service was lacking. But decided to try one more time. It took 1/2 hour to get drinks. For a party of 4 it took literally 2 hours before our orders arrived. The "waitress" put down our food and walked away, we had no utensils or napkins.... More 

Thank cprovost6
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop in for some Mexican food here. We normally take this to go. The food is very good and authentic. The staff is very friendly.

Thank James k
Columbus Ohio
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462 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

They have non-mexican foods as well so the kidos were able to get a bite to eat. We sat outside which felt really good considering we were walking around the battlefield.

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Shenadoah Valley
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Freshly made and different from the others. The service was nice and the food was very good. BYOB if you desire a drink with you rmeal (which many restaurants allow)

Thank L0rdByr0n
Hanover, PA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We've been here many, many times as just the 2 of us and also with a bunch of friends. Service is friendly. No liquor license, so BYOB and save $'s. My husband LOVES El Costeno Sauce, It's spicy goodness. When available, I always opt for the carnitas. Best I've ever had! Not sure how they do it, but I can't... More 

Thank BarbPeet
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We were hungry, we were near, so we decided "why not?" Friendly staff, patio seating, tasty salsa. BYOB only, so know that going in. Food is predictable but good. Good stop for reasonably priced lunch or light dinner.

Thank Bruce L
Chester, New Jersey, United States
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had lunch here for the first time when our first choice had an hour long wait. We made a good choice - we were seated immediately. The quality of the food was good, portion size was about average. Our server was friendly and accommodating and the food came our quickly. Next time in Gettysburg we will definitely return!

Thank Tim W
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you're looking for really tasty mexican food, this is a great place. Carnitas (pulled pork) was the special and it was some of the best we've had (and we've had it at a lot of places). The seafood chimichanga, on the regular menu, was incredible, full of seafood with tasty sauce. I overheard an apparently regular customer remark that... More 

New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

When visiting Gettysburg we stop here for Mexican food. Great service and food is always good. Normally we get it to go fast

Thank James k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 York St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
  • Phone Number: +1 713-339-0029
This restaurant has recently moved from 51 West street in Gettysburg to York Street.

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