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La Gringa

Cuernavaca, Mexico
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Ranked #19 of 139 Restaurants in Cuernavaca
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Some of the best tacos you'll have is in this unassuming place. While the Al Pastor is definitely their mainstay, tacos de arrechera (marinated beef) takes the prize for me. It is over twice the price, but the tacos are so cheap, you're still only paying a couple of bucks U.S. Go ahead...spend those 2 dollars and splurge!

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were strolling around the north end of Cuernavaca and came across this place. We had done our TripAdvisor research, but still just stumbled onto it. Though it was mid-afternoon, we sat down for a few al pastor tacos. Delicious and just 75 cents. Went back with fellow tourists. Had the La Gringa taco, which is a mound of al... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Al pastor is a dish developed in Central Mexico, likely as a result of the adoption of the shawarma spit-grilled meat brought by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico.Being derived from shawarma, it is also similar to the Turkish doner kebab and the Greek gyros. Whereas shawarma is usually lamb-based, gyros and tacos al pastor in Mexico are made from pork. Pork... More

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mt sterling ky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

visited on 2 trips this year. April 22 and 24th. The tacos are the best I have ever had. The service is friendly and quick. Been traveling to Cuernavaca since 1984 and just found this jewel. Thanks to friends who live in Cuernavaca. You may have to wait a minute or two for a table but it is well worth... More

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

La Gringa is my favorite late night restaurant after an evening of entertaining my visiting clients. It is the perfect ending to the evening. While it is often crowded at 2 or 3 a.m., the sound level is perfect for carrying on conversations with table mates. The food is fresh but fast, large servings and we always leave full and... More

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kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I ate at La Gringa during a language immersion trip in April. My friend and I tried 5 different kinds of tacos and liked all of them. The different salsas are another great way to personalize your taco. I'll go back if I make it back to Cuernavaca. Don't let it's informal appearance fool you. It was safe and they... More

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Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I just love this place. Have been going here for years now since it is right around my mother's house and the food is always great. Try the typical tacos al pastor and have some frijoles charros. Parking is tough, though.

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Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011 via mobile

My family and I visit this taco place around twice a month and have done so for around 7 years. They always get it right!

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I come to this restaurant every year when I'm on vacation. My family enjoy it, my friends who have traveled with me have loved it, so far the quality in this place it's decent enough to love. In Mexico there's a lot of Taco spots and most of them are good. But this one is neat, close to the University... More

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Denver, Colorado
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259 reviews 259 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

This place (the one on Avila Comacho) is always filled with people both locals and students from the nearby language schools. I live in Cuernvaca and eat here 3-4 times a year. Tacos al pastor are very good. You are handed a "menu" and you check off what and how many you want of the various offerings. No beer, no... More

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