Review of The Gringo


On one of the last warm fall days that we had in Chicago, I took a nice long walk in my neighborhood and I ended up at a restaurant that I have been wanting to try all summer long which was The Gringo.  This restaurant opened over the summer in the former location of the Riverview Tavern.  The Gringo is a vibrant restaurant and bar located in the historic Grandview / P Jacks building on Grand Avenue in West Town. The unique space has Mexican Folklore décor and Spanish tiled design throughout the venue. Unfortunately, when I visited The Gringo the outdoor patio was already closed for the season but, I was still able to try out the menu.

I ordered a variety of their tacos from the menu including the carne asada, al pastor, chicken and chorizo tacos. I thought that all of the tacos were very tasty.  The tacos are ordered individually and they are small which makes it easy to try several different types of tacos.  I also had the chips & Guac which was a nice starter for the flavorful tacos that followed.  I plan on going back to try out their signature churros for desert then next time.

The Gringo

located at:  1202 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642



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