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El Gringo
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921 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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921 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6080
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Only the best Mexican in Manhattan Beach

This place looks like a tiny hole in the wall, and even has a take-out window in the front but don't be fooled by the tiny interior. The bowling alley kitchen these folks work out of cranks out some of the best Mexican you've ever had. It's fast, inexpensive, and worth the wait in the usually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place looks like a tiny hole in the wall, and even has a take-out window in the front but don't be fooled by the tiny interior. The bowling alley kitchen these folks work out of cranks out some of the best Mexican you've ever had. It's fast, inexpensive, and worth the wait in the usually long line outside the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Terrific folks here, and they really care, from the cooks to the servers. Some of the best salsa in town, and really good food. Good value for the money. Big portions. Killer burritos, too! Wish they had a full liquor license. Try to go in off hours if you don't want the hassle of sitting next to families of over-indulged,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Excellent tortilla soup with unique ingredients. Carnitas and chicken are best quality. Burritos are enormous.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This wonderful "walk to" neighborhood place is our favorite casual Mexican spot. Great food and super service make for a great "combo"!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

The lunch specials are a good value. I especially like the chicken tacos and the chile rellanos. The refried beans are not made with lard! Healthier.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is small, local Mexican restaurant with hints of New Mexico and Chihuahua cooking. The staff is very perky and efficient. Most everything on the menu is good and slightly spicy. Chips and salsa are very good and the beer nice and cold. Go early as you make reservations at the door and this is a popular local place. Note... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Since I haven't been here for quite a while, the food might have been better than my ratig. I do plan to go back with my family members sometime soon, and will modify my rating after I've tried it again.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This place borders on a dump (it is clean!!!!!!). The food is very good for the price. Good salad and tacos

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

On a trip to LA in 2010 I went to this small, local Mexican Restaurant with a friend and enjoyed myself as well the food. It is located in a small strip center on the west side of Sepulveda. This year, I went with my wife, son, his wife and their kids. The staff is friendly and enthusiastic and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 921 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 372-6080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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