Full-Service Bar and Mexican Restaurant in Meridian, ID

If you want the best and most authentic Mexican food you can find in Meridian, Idaho---look no further! At El Gallo Giro, our customer service and satisfaction is unbeatable. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been operating since 1997, and we hope to see you as our next customer, guest, and friend. We serve delicious authentic Mexican food favorites such as carnitas, enchiladas, and tacos. We even have vegetarian options! Don’t forget our full-service bar that serves our signature Mexican margaritas. Come join us in our beautiful restaurant or call in for catering or food truck services to experience a truly superior Mexican food dining experience.

Here are a few of our favorite authentic Mexican dishes and desserts


Tender pieces of steak sautéed with mushrooms, sliced onions, chile pods, and tomatoes. Served with rice, beans and tortillas.

Marinated slices of steak or chicken presented sizzling at your table along with grilled bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. Served with a side plate with beans, rice, sour cream, guacamole & tortillas. Beef or Chicken.

Delicate crab salad and shrimp sautéed in garlic butter, rolled into a flour tortilla and fried to golden brown. Covered with sour cream sauce & melted cheese.

A flour tortilla filled with shrimp and crab salad meat and jack cheese, covered with verde and ranchera sauce, cheese and sour cream.

A breaded scoop of ice cream that is quickly deep-fried, creating a warm, crispy shell around the still-cold ice cream.

El Gallo Giro is the best Mexican restaurant in Meridian

As a family-owned business, we strive to provide our customers with a warm and welcoming experience. We have cheerful staff, a beautiful dine-in restaurant, and we serve only the best authentic Mexican food you can find. The secret ingredient to all of the Mexican dishes  and desserts on our menu is: AUTHENTICITY! We are proud of our culture, and love sharing it with our customers that come into our restaurant! We serve authentic Mexican salsa, beef enchiladas, black beans, pork carnitas, churros, sopapillas and more! We are also home to the best tequila and taco bar in the area, which is available in-restaurant and also as alcohol catering.

The next time you need your taco fix, don’t hesitate to call us for catering services from our Mexican food truck or come visit us in our restaurant! We look forward to serving you!

Customer Reviews

“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.