El Gringo is authentic Mexican food served in a home town environment. It was established in Hermosa Beach, California in 1986. Local restaurateur Bill Graw had a vision when he saw the Hermosa Beach landmark El Gringo for sale in 2001. Authentic Mexican food and good service, along with a home town environment is what people want, he thought. Since then, El Gringo Mexican Restaurant has become wildly popular with locals and visitors alike.