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El Gringo Mexican Restaurant

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2620 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2405
310-376-1381
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great salsa....

So, if you're in the market for good cal-mex beach food this is the spot. Pros: Salsa, rice, grilled veggies, roof-top seating, relatively safe area, block from the beach, great service, good menu variety, and kid friendly. Cons: Nestea? Brewed Iced tea would totally seal the deal! Street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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English first
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

So, if you're in the market for good cal-mex beach food this is the spot. Pros: Salsa, rice, grilled veggies, roof-top seating, relatively safe area, block from the beach, great service, good menu variety, and kid friendly. Cons: Nestea? Brewed Iced tea would totally seal the deal! Street parking only and lack of waiting area aren't cons, it is what... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hermosa Beach with Ocean view deck Manhattan Beach with great take out Redondo Beach for larger gatherings And don't forget GUAC Catering... same great company!

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Where to start...tacos as big as small burritos, complimentary fresh salsa and chips, great island beer selection and hot waitress staff, ha! The xolchi soup is amazing, carnitas tacos are to die for and mahi fish tacos tasty. Great place no matter with friends, family young and old or for take out.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant used to be a small mexican restaurant with great food and fair prices. Not so any more. I ordered cheese nachos (they used to be so good) and they were soggy, not much cheese on them and actually uneatable. We also ordered a small pitcher of sangria and when the bill came they wanted $24.00!! We were shocked.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I didn't eat at the lower main area, but situated myself on the rooftop overlooking the pacific. The mexican food was good coupled with a nice beer or two:)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I went here with a friend who lives in the area. The food was excellent. It's located close to the beach, nice little place.

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California
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Just steps from the beach, in a residential neighborhood, El Gringo would be a major find if other foods on the menu were as good as the "Xcholti" chicken soup. Served in a large bowl, the soup includes nicely sized pieces of moist chicken, pieces of tomato, some rice and a tasty broth. You can get flour or corn tortillas,... More 

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hermosa beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

When we walked into El Gringo on a Saturday in good weather the place was 15% filled. We have been going there for 20 years and I knew this was a bad sign. I ordered a $15 dinner of pulled pork. I got a small salad, refried beans, 3 small tortillas, and a pile of dried pulled pork. My wife... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great patio, fantastic location, all the service is with a couteous smile...and the soup is to die for! If you are in Hermosa Beach...crave Mexican food...there is only 1 clear choice....El Gringo.

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Manhattan Beach, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you are traveling in the South Bay section of Los Angeles, give one of the El Gringo restaurants a try. They are in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. it's some of the best Mexican food we have down here. On Tuesday's, they have 2 for 1 taco night and all these great tacos are perfectly priced. C'mon,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2620 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-376-1381

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?