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“Gringo's and Gary - they're Grrreat!”
Review of Gringo's - CLOSED

Gringo's
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gringo's and Gary - they're Grrreat!”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful Mexican food just off the beaten track of the main Bocas strip. Fantastic Jalapeno Poppers shared to start, followed by the Smothered Burrito. And then a quick special dessert brought by the owner himself, rounded off with coffee and a long chat with Gary. A lovely evening.

Visited August 2014
Helpful?
Thank Simon H
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kamloops, Canada
1 review
“Our favorite!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We spent two weeks on this amazing little island and went to Gringo's 3 or 4 times! I can't WAIT to go back! Gary is helpful, friendly and has a good sense of humour!! He is a great host! We went here one evening and the power on the island had gone out and he STILL managed to make us an amazing meal!! His margaritas are great! His wife is also on the scene and is very friendly and welcoming!

See you again next March Gary!!

Christie and Pirate Christopher!! (From Canada!)

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Christie C
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food, lovely people”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great restaurant with very fresh and authentic Mexican food. The owners Gary and Laura are lovely people and do their utmost to entertain and engage every guest. Laura even kindly recognised a tiny uncharacteristic error she made with my order and couldn't apologise enough and gave me a free beer as a means of making amends. Would highly recommend this place and would go again if I wasn't leaving so soon!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Rory1985
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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A surprise off the main drag of Bocas”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great authentic Mexican food, great margaritas!
The only thing better is chatting with the American owner, Gary, who has lived in Bocas for over a dozen years! The chili rellenos was outstanding. Indoor and outdoor seating. We were told the recipes were made fresh every morning!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank SteveTraveler
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Boquete, Panama
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gringo's”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Gary was a great host. He said his margaritas were strong and he was telling the truth. I had two large margaritas and they tasted great and plenty of alcohol. I had the smothered burrito for lunch and it was fantastic. He was closed on Monday, but prepared two regular size margaritas for my friend and me. That way we each had a delicious drink on the way to the next bar.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 20CharlieB44
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