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“Great cheap mexican food”
Review of gringo's

gringo's
Ranked #622 of 1,497 Restaurants in Antwerp
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: Mexican
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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 great cocktails at reasonable prices at the colourful bar. Also be adviced that Gringo's doesn't accept any payments by card so make sure to bring along enough cash. In return you get good mexican plates at great prices in a true informal atmosphere.

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Thank Marc V
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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.

Thank Mieke G
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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 was getting hotter by the minute, i asked the female waitress (very helpful, as was the other lady with teh decorations on her arms) if it was possible to move outside (before our food arrived) she gladly agreed and we moved to a table near the road. half way during the move my friend was verbally attachked by one of the drunks (pony tail hair and looking unwashed) who said "we were messing him about moving tables and we should leave now, teh sentace was full of F... this and F... You's, so we left, on leaving however we asked the waitress what the problem was and who was the drunked fool...her reply....He was the owner!!!! OMG NEVER EVER AGAIN, it is a nightmare and one to be avoided at all cost, the signs on the door say it all, No this and NO that and no reservations and cash only and and and horrible place run by and even more horrible little dirty man.

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3  Thank AntwerpPaul
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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 portion size and for me as a vegetarian the veggie tacos where one of a handful of options.
The chocolate mousse was an awesome dessert! Very fluffy and tasty. I would recommend this to everyone who is looking for an authentic restaurant experience and loves to be in company.

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Thank WannabeAmerican
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We've been visiting this place for many, many years and all that time we've only had just one single not so good experience. This wasn't even related to the food, which is simply excellent; let there be no misunderstanding about that! There's been one occasion where the service was really, really poor and on that one occasion we let the owner know about what went wrong. This has held us from visiting the place for many months, but finally we decided to go back, and we found that the problem with the service had been taken care of and is now history.
As I said, you will not find better value for you money in the whole city: if you like Mexican food this really is the place to be. You'll never give ChiChi's or any other chain another thought.
The atmosphere is always pleasant and the place is always very busy. There's limited room and they take no reservations, so many people just go around opening time to make sure they get a seat.

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1  Thank LucVanBogaert
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