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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hermosa Beach
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70 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

El Gringo is very successful and it is due to their atmosphere and quality food. It is very nice to sit on the roof and watch the sunset while eating some great Mexican food and drinking a margarita

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Thank Connor K
Manhattan Beach, California
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218 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Back here last night, after a long time away. Upper deck remodeled very nicely. Food was fantastic. Started with guac, then Chicken burrito, salad, and Carne Asada Fajitas. Waitstaff was excellent.

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Thank Ace90266
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The food we had was just above average. There are a lot of Mexican food options in L.A. to challenge El Gringo and they would lose if based strictly on taste. But it takes more than a delicious burrito to create a positive Mexican food experience at a restaurant like service, location, decor, drinks, etc. and El Gringo comes out... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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247 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We stopped here for lunch during a bike ride along the strand, had to take a small detour but it was worth it. Sat on rooftop terrace in the sun, had some wine and beers, chips and salsa, and then the fabulous bean and cheese burrito (served wet, yum) - I inhaled it. Partly because we were eating lunch at... More 

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Thank Maria B
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

The best part of Southern California dining is the food and food places are authentic Mexican diner. So even though El Gringo is a small chain the food is very good. Good for quick meals or just getting tacos or burritos. Good size portions, reasonable prices, and good quick service. Hard to do better than that for beach goers.

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Thank Jud J
Hermosa Beach, California
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I have been going here for over 20 years. Try and sit upstairs on the rooftop deck. Beers are cold, food is great, and the service is always fast and friendly. Recommended.

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Thank TravelingFromHermosa
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank davidgB910DR
Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Annette G
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank louiscarl23
Ajijic, Mexico
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?