Gringo's

4.7
70 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Mexican inspired American cuisine is a fusion of ancient techniques and modern dining sensibility; Our unique interpretation of all the best parts of our shared culinary cultures. We bring a fun and festive atmosphere, relate-able food and exciting cocktails to a new level of enjoyment.

Gringo’s corn tortillas are made in house daily. All sauces and salsas are scratch made with the freshest ingredients possible, nothing frozen or canned. We source only all natural, sustainable meats, poultry and seafood raised without hormones or antibiotics. Our cheeses and dairy products come from top producers and farms. We treat our customers as our own family, and serve you only the highest quality products we can find. This is our commitment to you.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer reservations for patio seating. In addition, we reserve the right to seat tables held for parties that arrive 15 passed their scheduled reservation.

Specials

Early Fridays

We open at 4pm on Friday to get the weekend started right!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 19, 2019

Ends: February 20, 2118

Availability: Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

Happy Hour!!

$3 Beers and $7 Homemade Cocktails

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 23, 2018

Ends: November 24, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

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Sun - Mon 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM

What 70 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit, we totally liked the vibe and ambience, very hip. The food is good for if yiu feel munchies comi ng on, LOL. Overall, enjoyed the tacos, just wish they were a bit larger. Met the cook, very nice and the waiters were spot on. Will come again in the summer.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd visit and I loved it even better than the 1st time! Our waitress was very nice and attentive and gave good recommendations on things to try when asked. The food is so delicious!

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LL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were here with our college-aged daughter for a late-ish dinner. ( I am sure that the wished she were there with friends.) Would love to come back as a couple- or group of friends. Really fun - unpretentious vibe and tasty food. A good value. Absolutely will come again.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally got to see why so many people love Gringos. The vibe, food and service was on point. I will definitely come again.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Really loud. Good music faintly heard in the background. Food was below standard. My parents loved their food but not this time. Chicken over cooked, tortillas stale and the best tasting thing was the margaritas. Sat in the middle of a baby shower.

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N
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Gringo’s was excellent! From being greeted by the manager to all the people that took care of us during our meal. The food was exceptional - everything we had was well prepared. Great atmosphere too. Will definitely be going back and telling everyone I know to go to Gringo’s!

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KV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere! Food was delicious. Definitely a must go if you are in the area

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The fish tacos were the only good ones. The others were definitely not worth their value.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I’ve been here several times for happy hour, Taco Tuesday, holiday dinner specials, etc. Atmosphere is fun, food is great, value is fair considering food quality, and customer service is generally pretty good. Unfortunately, the last time we were there, the server was drab and unattentive even though the restaurant was not even packed.

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TG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lot of fun at Gringos. The food was great and the staff was friendly. I appreciate the fun menu and how everything was made fresh.

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CW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Friendly service. Was s but slow but would still go back

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CD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff food was pretty good, although an allergy prevented me from trying most of the menu :)

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F
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Very noisy and very small portions. Not a good place to visit.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value! Chicken n waffle was propably one of the best dishes i 've had in a while.Must!

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IB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

My first official time for a meal at Gringos. I have been here a few times before for a taco here and there. I decided to come with some friends for the unlimited Taco Tuesday. I think the $20 unlimited tacos with $3 draft beers all night is a great deal. However my complaints overall at Gringos come with all the rules they have in place. No substitutions in general and limited tacos available with the unlimited taco deal. Out of all the tacos on the menu, only 4 are included in the unlimited taco deal and none of those being vegetarian. I also wasn't able to order 2 sets of tacos at once because they can only "come out 2 at a time". I really enjoyed the ambiance, especially the throwback music. Overall a decent place to go to, especially for a relaxed night out with a group but not the best value/quality for your money in JC. It'd definitely get more stars from me with just the institution of taco substitutions.

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JD
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything! Best Mexican food in New Jersey! Great service. Salsa's need some work. Only negative is the lack of parking. Will definitely come back.

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M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Saw it had good reviews and I was attending a concert a few blocks away. Even though the place was about 1/5 filled the hostess told us it would take 5 minutes to seat us until the wait staff could "catch up" or something weird like that. So we went to the bar which was really cute and grabbed one drink. I had a cocktail that was really fun and creative. We sat outside and the food was excellent and the waitstaff nice. Portions were on the smaller side but no big deal, it was still enough.

I would definitely go back.

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NC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Tasteless food . Limited brunch menu . Over priced for nothing

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PS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fun spot with terrific tacos, great drinks, top service, and lots of energy. HIGHLY recommended for a fun night out!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Gringos, always delicious food and a good time when we go :)

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LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First review: Loved this place! Food was fantastic -- we really liked the nicknames for dishes. Service was impeccable and food came out very quickly. Try the churros! Came out hot and were the definition of delicious.

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l
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were seated quickly with our reservation. We then proceeded to order our chips & guac appetizer and a pitcher of sangria. Our guac came out within 2 minutes of ordering which was great as we were hungry.

However, within 5 minutes of being there, we placed our dinner orders of lobster tacos and chicken tacos thinking it would take some time to cook the meals as we enjoyed our guac and drinks... These tacos came out about less than 5 minutes later... before our sangria pitcher even came out. This was way too quick as we were done with our full meal within 10 minutes of being sat, but we still had no drinks. By the time our sangria pitcher came out, we felt like we had to chug it as they were clearly hurrying people out.

The chicken tacos and guac were both delicious, but my boyfriend said the lobster taco was just ok. With them rushing to get your food out and get you out the door, I wouldn't recommend this spot. Go to Orale instead, they have MUCH better service and Mexican food in the area.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I went with my pregnant friend, after she ordered a diet coke the server brought her Jack and Coke which she unfortunately took a huge gulp of. Attention to detail, especially this is important. The server seemed to think it was funny which aggravated the situation.

Food is decent, drinks are good, servers need some better training on customer service

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BL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The brunch menu is not online and they were out of a couple of items on the menu. We had to constantly ask the waitress to bring water to the table. We went on a Sunday and they had live music which was nice, it was just a little loud and you had to yell at the rest of your group.

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was really bad. They brought out our app after they brought our dinner. They kitchen kept messing up our order, we sent it back 2 times.

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a
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had an amazing time :) loved this place! Great and fast service as well.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great music on a Sunday brunch!

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing to brag about, probably wouldn't go back. We thought it was a bit pricey for tacos smaller than my hand and for margaritas in a tiny glass. ALL food was ordered and delivered to the table in less than 5 minutes, it felt like we were being rushed out. We had a drink each, appetizers and tacos in under 30 minutes -- the overall experience was uneventful.

The waitress we had was super sweet!

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S
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service. Tacos mostly excellent. Great to sit outside on a beautiful evening. Margaritas were very acceptable.

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JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I think Gringos is just ok. The tacos are average and overpriced. We had a party of 8 with kids and one person was arriving 5 min late. When we arrived, the hostess initially said we had to wait until all the people were present before she could seat us. Bear in mind this was early and the restaurant was empty at 6 pm on a Wednesday! Then I said we had kids and asked if she could seat us so she did. They have a kids menu so I thought they’d be more kids friendly. Our server was awesome, however. The corn is excellent and I’d have to say the best thing on the menu. Overall, if you want Mexican tacos in JC this isn’t my go to place. They’re overpriced and ok and the drinks are expensive. I think its more of a hipster joint to be seen in than a good restaurant.

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BG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Gringos so much! It beats all the taco spots in Jersey City, including Orale and Taqueria. I honestly don't know why their ratings aren't higher, because as far as I'm concerned, the quality and creativity of the food is top knotch. The service is great and fast before everyone gets out of work or on the weekend, and then it gets slower. They are a little pricey too, unless you get there for happy hour. It still won't stop me from eating my fish tacos, grilled corn, and Tijuana street tea though. I definitely recommend Gringos. Everyone I bring there falls in love and raves about the tacos! It's not just me.

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Fun place with high energy. The service was extremely fast. Our guac was delish, my friends fish tacos were amazing and my chicken tacos were a bit dry but full of flavor. The selection of cocktails was plentiful and our drinks were great! Over all I would come again and recommend to friends.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Travis! He is the best!

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Ehh. The do not offer a large menu. Drinks were really small.

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PT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too noisy for a family
Too expressive we did not really have réal dinner for 90$!
Waitresses are a little bit too fast to get back your plate and you to order another plate
But à good ambiance sure

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Second time dining here. Very festive ambience with love music during brunch. Service can be a little slow. With that said food is very good and they are giving a run to Orale as best Mexican in JC. Highly recommend the shrimp and Grits.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New job celebration! Waiter was attentive and food was DELICIOUS!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You must order the chicken and waffle tacos, they are amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bussers were great! Very on top of clearing our table and giving us more water.

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