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ernest van dijckkaai, Antwerp, Belgium
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Great little Mexican place. You cannot reserve a table, you have to pay cash and space is limited but it's so worth it. Good, hearty Mexican food in a laid back and casual atmosphere.

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Thank Pauline D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Oldish simply Mexican style wooden chair restaurant-cantina. The waiting for the food is long, but the food is fresh. The place is small as the kitchen is. Socialist style of concept and serving. You don't have to be here if you don't take it the way it is. The bargain is the drinks you order while waiting ... The food... More 

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Thank searcheangel
Antwerp, Belgium
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You cannot book here so get early or be disappointed. I love the food here and the cocktails are amazing but a little pricey!

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Thank annep188636
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

So overall the food is average, something you can't really complain about. BUT if you had a below average kind of day--please don't go there- because the service is something you might not tolerate. 1- they wouldn't let us order all the dishes we want (although we were a group of 6). Old lady and the old man kept arguing... More 

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Thank MJ-traveler1988
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had always wanted to check out the Gringo's Cantina, and was very excited when my friend invited me to go to dinner. The service was beyond appauling. There were three of us (two being very built men) and after our third plate of guacamole and tortilla chips the waitress bluntly refused to let us order another one. telling us... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Once again service in Antwerp restaurants shines by its absence. The waitress was more interested in being chummy with her friends at the bar than actually working. Food is pretty poor and shows little resemblance to proper mexican fair. Overpriced and overrated. I can only assume that any 4/5 rating is from people who don't know what a real restaurant... More 

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Thank philinspain
Antwerp, Belgium
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Gringo's is still a special restaurant in Antwerp. If you're looking for real cheap but OK mexican food this the place to be. The restaurant itself is rather small and doesn't accept any reservations. You have the most chance to find free seating early when the restaurant opens. When you arrive later and you decide to wait you can get... More 

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Thank Marc V
Antwerp, Belgium
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Gringo's is colorful and cosy, with great mexican like atmosphere and the food is always excellent. They do not accept reservations but just have their great coctails at the bar until there is a free spot.

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Thank Mieke G
antwerp
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

What a terrible experience... I visited this Place Sunday afternoon in the summer, (the day of the Antwerp Iron Man) upon arriving i was greetied by a barrage of requests relating where and how i should fasten my bike up by what looked like two local drunks....anyway...I was sat in the window and the sun was up and the place... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We walked therefrom our hotel, it was very close. The restaurant itself is really small, but decorated lovely. It has a great atmosphere, a motif students and people from different nationalities, it was very lively. Service was very friendly and helpful, the waitress spoke great English and explained the different dishes to us. The food was lovely, tasty, healthy, great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $29
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ernest van dijckkaai, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp

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