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“Where the locals go for good Mexican food at a good price.”

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El Gringo Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 135 Restaurants in Hermosa Beach
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Hermosa Beach, California
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Where the locals go for good Mexican food at a good price.”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This isn't a fancy place. Locals stop in on their way to and from the beach or just as a place to grab a good burrito and a glass of beer. There are always families as well as friends sharing quick bite.

I can't tell you how many times we're out driving around and end up here. It's really comfortable and friendly.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Manhattan Beach, CA
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“good local spot but not cheap”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This place has been in this spot for a very long time and every local has eaten here at some point. A block from the beach makes it convenient whether you are heading to the sand or heading home for the day. It is absolutely casual. So casual you would expect it to have cheap prices however this is no longer the case. The food is good but expect to pay more for taco rice & beans( and all other combos) than you would at most other mexican restaurants. Its still regular old mexican food so why the prices are this high I am not sure. Parking is non existent unless you are lucky enough to find a metered spot(add a few more $ to your meal). Our server was very friendly and efficient and we did not have to wait long for our lunch to arrive.

  • Visited October 2012
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Hermosa Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great Mexican Resturante”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

I love the carnitas and the chicken soup but everything is good.
The place is a comfortable place to just drop in. Near the beach, 1/2 block.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
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“The location will bring me back”
Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Take quarters for the meter. There is only metered parking available. Know where you're going. This is an area full of one way streets.

The rooftop deck was closed, which was a letdown.

Friendly waitress.

My machaca burrito didn't have much machaca. It was mostly cold, raw onions and lukewarm rice.

The burritos are huge, but they charge $2.50 to split a plate, so I didn't bother having my kids share one. I am usually a big eater and I ate about half a burrito. Unlike "the most interesting man in the world" who has never filled up on chips... I did fill up on their delicious chips and salsa.

Tamales and tacos a la carte are about $5 each. Kind of small.

Can't beat the location. I noticed 2 for 1 margaritas on Mondays, 2 for 1 tacos on Tuesdays, 2 for 1 sangria on Wednesday, and a Tahitian bottled beer in the cooler that I need to go back and try.

Even though it isn't anything to write to Bobby Flay about, I can see it being a regular stop before or after the beach.

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Henderson, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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“Great Mexican restaurant with a roof top deck!”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

If you hit El Gringo during the day make sure to sit on the rooftop deck with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Order a carnets burrito and a margarita and you'll be in Mexican paradise!! Great hole in the wall place with very reasonable prices.

Visited July 2011
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