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El Gringo Mexican Restaurant

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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible

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SOPAS
Bowl $8.65
Cup $5.25
Xcholti “soul-chee”
our most popular item! a generous portion of chicken, avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion & rice in clear chicken broth, choice of flour or corn tortillas.
Bowl $8.65
Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup
chicken, noodles, cilantro, corn, tomato, green sauce & black beans in a clear chicken broth.
Bowl $8.65
Menudo
traditional menudo served seven days a week with all the fixin’s & your choice of tortillas.
Bowl $8.65
Black Bean Chili
a generous bowl filled with homemade chili made from black beans, sautéed green bell peppers, onions, jalapenos and ground beef with a splash of our signature red sauce. the bowl of chili is topped off with grated cheese, cilantro, chopped onions and sour cream. served with chips.
SALADS
dressing choices: spicy ranch, mandarin orange, italian.
Full $10.95
Half $7.95
Pollo Negro Salad
tender chunks of pollo negro (blackened chicken), avocado, tomato, corn, and cheese served in a bowl of fresh chopped greens.
Full $12.5
Half $8.95
Ensalada Del Mar
grilled mahi mahi (blanco or negro), with avocado, tomato, cilantro, green and red cabbage and fried noodles on chopped greens.(great with mandarin orange dressing).
Full $11.5
Half $7.95
Zacatecas Salad
an inspiration from zacatecas, mexico; the hometown to many el gringo employees. your choice of carne asada or carnitas in a bowl of chopped greens with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, black beans, corn, cheese and tortilla strips.
Full $7.95
Half $4.95
House Salad
chopped greens, tomato, topped with a combination of jack and cheddar cheese.
TACOS
$8.25
Baja Tacos
(chicken or carnitas) four (4) hand size soft corn tortillas filled with your choice of chicken or carnitas sauteed in our red sauce, topped with cilantro, tomates & onions.
$4.95
Pollo Negro Taco
(blackened chicken) soft flour tortilla filled with grilled/blackened chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and guacamole.
$4.95
Carne Asada (grilled Steak)
soft corn tortilla filled with grilled steak, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, onions and guacamole.
$4.95
Fried Fish Taco
a baja mexico favorite! soft corn tortilla filled with fried fish, onions, lettuce, tomatoes & guacamole. ask for the white fish sauce.
$5.15
Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Taco
grilled mahi mahi (blanco or negro) with red and green cabbage & our fish sauce in a soft flour tortilla.
$3.95
Ground Turkey Taco
hard shell-corn tortilla filled with lean ground turkey, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.
$4.95
Carnitas
(grilled pork) soft corn tortilla filled with grilled pork, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, onions and guacamole.
$3.95
Classic Taco
hard shell-corn tortilla filled with your choice of; beef (ground or shredded), chicken, or beans. filled with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.
QUESADILLAS
$8.25
Cheese Quesadilla
flour tortilla filled with melted cheese. served with guacamole & sour cream.
$10.45
Chicken Quesadilla
(grilled chicken) flour tortilla filled with pollo asado & melted cheese served with guacamole & sour cream.
$10.45
Mexi-cali Quesadilla
(grilled carne asada, carnitas or chicken) flour tortilla filled with choice of carne asada, carnitas or chicken, cilantro, onions, corn & melted cheese served with guacamole & sour cream.
$10.45
Barbeque Chicken Quesadilla
(grilled chicken) grilled pollo asado, melted cheese, cilantro, onions, all smothered in tangy bbq sauce.
$8.95
Black Bean Quesadilla
(vegetarian) flour tortilla filled with melted cheese, black beans, tomato, cilantro, onion, corn. served with guacamole & sour cream.
$10.45
Fajita Quesadilla
(carne asada or chicken) flour tortilla with your choice of carne asada or chicken with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and melted cheese. served with guacamole and sour cream.
TOSTADAS - TACO SALADS
served in an edible fried flour tortilla bowl topped in beans covered with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese with guacamole & sour cream with your choice of
$10.45
Specialty Meats
carne asada, carnitas, grilled-mahi mahi, pollo asado, pollo negro and chili verde.
$9.75
House Meats
shredded chicken, beef: ground or shredded.
$8.95
Veggie
black beans & rice or refried beans & rice.
TOSTADAS - TOSTADA
served on a plate with a flat fried corn tortilla topped in beans covered with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese with guacamole & sour cream with your choice of
$10.45
Specialty Meats
carne asada, carnitas, grilled-mahi mahi, pollo asado, pollo negro and chili verde.
$9.75
House Meats
shredded chicken, beef: ground or shredded.
$8.95
Veggie
black beans & rice or refried beans & rice.
ESPECIALES
served with your choice of two sides: rice, refried beans, black beans or salad
$14.5
Fajitas
choice of chicken or carne asada sizzlin with bell peppers, onions & tomatoes. served with beans, guacamole & tortillas. (no choice of sides)
$11.25
Mexican Pizza
fried flour tortillas layered with ground beef, cheese, enchilada sauce, beans, topped with cilantro, tomatoes, onions & sour cream. (no choice of sides)
$9.75
Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas
Two Enchiladas stuffed with grilled Corn & Black Beans. Served with Guacamole and choice of two sides.
$11.25
Flautas
two crispy flour tortillas stuffed with chicken smothered in our red sauce. served with guacamole and sour cream and choice of two sides
$10.95
Chorizo & Eggs
Spicy Mexican Sausage scrambled with Eggs. Served with Tortillas and choice of two sides.
$10.75
Enchiladas Verdes
two chicken enchiladas covered in a layer of our tangy green sauce, sour cream & cheese. served with choice of two sides.
$10.95
Huevos Rancheros
Fried Corn Tortilla topped with fried Eggs smothered with Ranchero Sauce and choice of two sides.
$10.95
Chimichunga
fried burrito filled with your choice of chicken or beef, rice & beans. served with guacamole and sour cream and choice of two sides
$10.95
Machaca & Eggs
Shredded Beef scrambled with Eggs and Ranchero Sauce served Tortillas and choice of two sides.
$10.95
Enchiladas Rancheras
Two Cheese Enchiladas covered in a layer of our chunky Ranchero Sauce, Cheese & Sour Cream. Served with choice of two sides.
DINNERS
All Dinners Served With Choice Of Two Sides: Rice, Refried Beans, Black Beans Or Salad.
$13.95
Pollo Asado Dinner (grilled Chicken)
grilled chicken breast meat spiced with mexican seasonings served with guacamole, tortillas, and choice of sides.
$13.95
Pollo Negro Dinner (blackened Chicken)
grilled blackened chicken breast meat served with guacamole, tortillas and choice of sides. (spicy!).
$14.95
Grilled Mahi Mahi Dinner (grilled Fish)
choice of mahi blanco (rubbed with lemon pepper) or mahi negro (blackened) served with tortillas and choice of sides
$13.95
Carne Asada Dinner (grilled Steak)
steak marinated in citrus juice and mexican spices, grilled to order. served with guacamole & tortillas and choice sides.
$13.95
Carnitas Dinner (grilled Pork)
Our House Specialty! Hand pulled - Grilled Pork. served with Guacamole & Tortillas and choice of sides.
$13.95
Chile Verde Dinner (pork And Steak)
combination of pork and steak sauteed in green ranchero sauce. served with tortillas, guacamole and choice of sides.
BURRITOS
Burritos Are Served wet With Cheese Unless Noted - And Theyre Big!
$11.25
Mahi Mahi (blanco Or Negro)
Grilled Fish, Beans, Rice, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, Sour Cream, Guacamole & Spicy Fish Sauce (Served Dry).
$10.45
Carne Asada (grilled Steak)
Beans, Rice, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, Sour Cream & Guacamole.
$10.25
Chicken (shredded Chicken)
Beans, Rice, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, Sour Cream & Guacamole.
$10.45
Carnitas (grilled Pork)
Beans, Rice, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, Sour Cream & Guacamole.
$10.25
Machaca (shredded Beef)
Beans, Rice, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, Sour Cream & Guacamole.
$10.25
Green Burrito (shredded Chicken)
Chicken, Beans, Rice, Topped with our tangy Green Sauce & Sour Cream.
$10.45
El Diablo Burrito (steak)
Spicy Carne Asada! with Beans, Rice, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, Sour Cream & Guacamol
$10.65
Breakfast Burrito
Carne Asada (Steak), Egg, Potato, Cheese, Onion, Sour Cream & Guacamole (Served Dry).
$10.65
Asher Burrito
Pollo Negro (Blackened Chicken), Eggs, Avocado. Covered in Green Sauce. Topped with Sour Cream & Guacamole.
$10.25
El Gringo Burrito
(Pork and Beef) Chile Verde, Beans, Rice, Sour Cream & Guacamole.
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

We came back almost 2 years after our first visit to El Gringo. Very nice atmosphere and good service. The food is really good and is recommendable for a nice meal during the week...

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PeterFDK
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Friendly service, but I expected more from my friend’s’ favorite Mexican food in the area. Generous portions. Chips were just so-so.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mariaLeoOls
Reviewed September 26, 2018

El Gringo may be off the beaten path and not the most attractive from the outside, but it's definitely a destination restaurant. The food here is outstanding and worthy of going out of your way. The Machaca and chicken were both amazing with the proper...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bubuflu
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We went here because my husband had wonderful memories of visiting as a kid. It lived up to his expectations. Get a table on the roof if possible. It's fun to sit up there and see the ocean. The food was good. I had the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CordeliaGray
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I don't know why everyone says get the sangria. Get beer! Anyways, get a combo enchilada taco. That's what I get. Delivers every time

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PabsDiabs
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the outside fool you! This place had great food (delicious, tender fajita meat) and great service. An accidental find that we’d go back to in an instant.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank burroughsfarmsgirl
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This restaurant probably qualifies to some people as a hole-in-the wall with EXCELLENT food! They grill their tacos or something and they are delicious! Ample sized tacos mean you can be satisfied with ONE taco, provided you have some of their DELICIOUS GUACAMOLE first! EXCELLENT...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank katdod50
Reviewed November 19, 2017

A little hole in the wall place. Good food, good service. I grabbed my carry out and walked across the street to Hermosa Beach. Had a wonderful lunch on the beach. The guacamole with the fresh chips were delicious. The freshly made taco was delicious....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank LettuceAdventure
Reviewed June 27, 2017

There are now four locations and the consistency of quality and service across all four is amazing. Yes they have great carnitas and their charbroiled chicken is good in tacos, burritos, etc. but the real star is the chicken soup with thin noodles. The perfect...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank RidingTheCusp
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

We popped into this little place, unknowingly just before closing time and the 2 girls waiting tables graciously waited on us without hesitation. The food was excellent. I had blackened mahi mahi tacos and my wife had a burrito. For great service and food, I...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Jamie J
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