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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gringos Mexican Cantina

1238 DeKalb Ave. (Elmira Pl.) Send to Phone
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gringos Mexican Cantina Restaurant Review

: Once a neighborhood garage, Gringos now draws patrons from the nearby gentrifying neighborhoods to its authentic Mexican fare. The interior of the former garage and its appended sheltered patio are all set about with brightly-lit, authentic-feeling bits and pieces of knick-knackery. The food is authentic: Dishes such as green mole, not often seen in typical Mexican restaurants, are found here. Vegetarians salivate over such side dishes as the enchiladas verdes and whipped potatoes kicked up with a three-chile sauce. The ranch-style beans cooked with chipotle peppers are very good. Chile con queso, flecked with a swirl of roasted poblanos, will have you scraping the bowl, and the guacamole is rough cut and flavorful. Accompanying many of the mains is a budín de elote, or corn pudding, lightly traced with Mexican crema agria. The menu offers a page of first-class tequilas, and the margarita sets a benchmark others would hope to replicate. It’s far better than the rather lackluster sangría.

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