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“More than a one night stand!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gringo's - CLOSED

Gringo's
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“More than a one night stand!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Before you even start with the food you have to talk about Gary and Laura. Have yet to receive better service ANYWHERE on the island! Now let's talk about the food first everything is baked and made with fresh sauces. Portion size is above average for the island. Gary has taken classics from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and of coarse California and rolled these dishes into the backbone of gringos. Want your Plate Christmas just ask..want a really smooth guacamole sauce on your smothered burrito just ask. Gary also comes up with specials and on my last trip had a Mexican lasagna.....out of this world...bottom line gringos will become a habit...at least a once a week habit

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Catfish1254
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Gringo's and Gary - they're Grrreat!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank Simon H
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Kamloops, Canada
1 review
“Our favorite!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food, lovely people”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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181 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A surprise off the main drag of Bocas”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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