The restaurants: They have a few locations, but i prefer the original in Hermosa Beach on 26th street or so. This was our 4th of July tradition for 8 years in a row. When i'm craving some chips and spicy salsa and a beer, El Gringo is my go to. It's low key and very casual, but the food is great. Machaca and Eggs is my favorite #13 on the menu. It's the best Machaca and Eggs I've ever had, and i've sampled quite … more
I was originally going to title this review "Machaca N Eggs, the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast (or lunch, or dinner)" because I think El Gringo has some of the best Machaca anywhere (and this is coming from someone who's sampled Machaca everywhere from the finest restuarants in Cuernavaca to the gulliest stands in LA, from the Taqueria's of Guadalajara, to the fishing camps of Baja, from the ... well, you get the picture). But I changed the title, because I didn't … more
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.