Authentic Mexican Restaurants

in Boise, Meridian, and Garden City, Idaho


Location in Meridian

Welcome to El Gallo Giro Meridian, where the legacy of authentic Mexican flavors meets the heart of Idaho!

Established in 2019, El Gallo Giro is the culmination of a dream sparked when Lucio "Coach" Prado secured Meridian's coveted liquor license—a milestone that set the stage for the ultimate family venture. Coach, alongside his brother Hugo and cousin Mike, proudly carried forward their family's culinary heritage from Michoacán, Mexico, to the bustling city of Meridian.

Inspired by traditional recipes passed down through generations, El Gallo Giro Meridian delivers a dining experience that embodies the rich tapestry of Mexican cuisine. Step into our vibrant restaurant and immerse yourself in a symphony of flavors—whether it's savoring our sizzling fajitas, indulging in homemade tamales, or sampling our signature margaritas expertly crafted with top-shelf tequilas. Our dedication to quality extends to every dish we serve, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

At El Gallo Giro, hospitality is more than a gesture; it's our way of life. From the warm smiles that greet you at the door to the attentive service throughout your meal, we strive to make every visit memorable. Our commitment to excellence has earned us the title of Idaho's Favorite Mexican Restaurant, a recognition we humbly embrace.

Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey that celebrates tradition and innovation in equal measure. Whether you're planning a family dinner, a festive gathering with friends, or a casual evening out, El Gallo Giro Meridian invites you to experience the true taste of Mexico, right here in the heart of Idaho. Discover why El Gallo Giro Meridian is not just a restaurant—it's an authentic Mexican culinary destination, beloved by locals and visitors alike. Come share in our passion for food, family, and community. We look forward to welcoming you to the table!

Great Food. Great Service. 

Voted # 1 in the Idaho Statesman's Treasure Valley Taco Bracket

Best Mexican Food in Boise!

We opened our first restaurant in 1997 with a dream of bringing the most authentic Mexican food to Boise and becoming one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Treasure Valley. Thanks to our patrons and the dedication of our family, that dream became a reality. We expanded and have become known as one of the best taco places in Boise! We now have restaurants in  Meridian, and Garden City.  Family owned and operated, we pride ourselves on our quality food and customer service.
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Catering and Food Truck in Caldwell, Nampa, Meridian, and Boise, ID

If you want catering for your wedding, birthday party, quinceanera, or sporting event, we can bring the flavors of Mexico right to you! Along with our famous authentic street tacos and other house-made specialties, we offer a full bar with specialty margaritas, beer, wine, and alcohol in our catering services! Look no further for Mexican food and taco catering. Our tequila and taco bar Mexican food truck offers catering for any special event, from Boise as far as Nampa, Caldwell, and Kuna.
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Tequila & Margaritas in Boise, ID

Do the hot summer days or cold winter nights have you dreaming about the perfect margarita, with its lightly salted rim, sweet and sour lime body, and punch of good tequila? Whatever your tequila desire might be, we can accommodate. Share a pitcher of margaritas and sample our taco bar buffet during happy hour.

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Restaurant Menu

Looking for a street taco restaurant in Boise that offers fresh fish tacos, or maybe a buffet when you’re out and about in the city? How about some authentic enchiladas, carnitas, or a carne asada burrito with a side of chips and salsa? Quesadillas or nachos for the kids? Of course we have those, too. At our restaurant, you can also have fried ice cream for dessert. Delicioso!
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Taco Tuesday Reviews

“On a road trip with my new hubby and found this place. The food is fresh and the service is great! I believe it was the owner serving us and he was outstanding. He was very personable with his customers and stayed on top of our refills. We happened to stop in on Taco Tuesday which had unlimited tacos with your choice of meat with rice and beans. WONDERFUL. The set up was nice as well and was very clean. Next time we are up here we will definitely be back.”
- Jennifer W.

“Excellent Taco Tuesday deal. $10 per person all you can eat buffet, can't beat that! Drinks were on Happy Hour too, and good food. The spicy salsa was excellent. We'll be back again for sure.”
- A. J.


“This is my favorite spot for authentic Mexican street tacos! I've been coming here for years, and it's always been good. They have a huge variety of Mexican dishes and a full bar, but I think the little street tacos are the best (also super cheap). This family owned restaurant has friendly service and EXCELLENT margaritas.”

-Hailey H.
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