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El Gringo Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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2620 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2405
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were aiming to have some Mexican food, as our taxi driver advised a trip to California must involve Mexican food. We were chilling out at Manhatten Beach, when we stumbled across this place whilst taking a walk among the beautiful houses. It was a small restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere (sit where you like). Nachos and dip were offered... More 

Thank Wanderer_787
St. Catharines, Canada
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Small restaurant that was able to accomodate our group of 14. I had the chicken taco and chicken enchilada with grilled veggies and refried beans the food was good. The service was good and bad. We had an hour to wait for tables (they don't take reservations) so we went across the street to a bar to wait and they... More 

Thank Greerzo
Hermosa Beach
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74 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Connor K
Manhattan Beach, California
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266 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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 bubbles 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 

Thank bandofbabble
Seattle, Washington
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272 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Maria B
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jud J
Hermosa Beach, California
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank TravelingFromHermosa
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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 bubbles 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!

Thank Annette G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?