Gringo

G/F The Block, SM City North EDSA, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Gringo
3.9
4.0 Stars

29 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 5
  • 4 stars 17
  • 3 stars 6
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 29 Reviews
  • 100 Recommend
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Category:
Fusion
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6323722894

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Jomarie A.
3.0 Stars
6

Last night (Thursday), I had a catch up dinner with my practicum friends -- and we had so much fun! We haven't seen each other for over a year now, but it's like we picked up where we left off; it felt like we did not have all those times apart at all! 128516

We chose to met at SM North because I work near there, and it's relatively easy to commute to and from different locations in the metro. Initially, we planned to dine in Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, but they can't seem to find it. We chose to eat at Gringo instead (at least they have the chicken too 128513).

Gringo is located near one of the entrances near the Hypermarket, a location you would not expect for a non-fastfood-type restaurant. When we got there at around 7:30, the restaurant was full. Good thing one of our companions, Y, reserved a slot for us -- so we were seated in no time. After spending so much time deliberating on what to get, we finally settled on the following:

✔ MANGO CHICKEN SALAD (Php 235) - 110881108811088
This came in a surpisingly big serving, all five of us had ample amount of this refreshing salad. The vegetables were fresh, too! Everyone was wondering where the mango went, though (probably the vinaigrette?) 128533 The chicken here was tender and flavorful, and had a different flavor profile compared to their chicken plates. Everyone loved the peanut-brittle-like toppings! 128156

✔ GRINGO SOUTHERN SPICE CHICKEN (Php 375 for 1/2 chicken with 3 sides of your choice) - 110881108811088
Good for 4-5 persons if you have other orders besides this. 128076 Great value for money for this chicken platter! The waiter said this is a more flavorful version of the original variant, and I liked it: truly extra delicioso! 128077 My only complaint is that some of the portions were too tough and dry. 128546 We also got 3 orders of mexican rice for the free side dishes, and ordered an additional 2 orders for Php 75 each (quite pricey, if you ask me.). The serving size looked small, but it was enough for us to enjoy it with the different dishes we ordered. It had hints of the flavors of tomato and other herbs, and was actually already pretty good on its own.

✔ CRISPY PORK BELLY WITH MANGO SALSA (Php 265) - 1108811088110881108811088
Super duper crispy! 128525 They really weren't lying when they made the advertisement for this. The mango salsa mellowed down the intense flavor of the glaze, and the sweet and slightly sour taste of the salsa gave depth to the flavor profile of the pork belly pieces. A must try when dining here! 128076 Don't order if your cholesterol levels are high, though. 128586

✔ SMOKED CHILI SHRIMP (Php 295) - 1108811088
I had high expectations for this dish, but I ended up getting disappointed. 128542 The shrimps were small and mostly stuck to their shells. The shrimps did not have that distinct crunch to signify their freshness, and when you bite into a piece, there is no "sweet seafood taste" present. 128546 The smokey taste did not penetrate the shells of thr shrimps, and there was no spiciness in it, despite having the word "chili" in its name.

✔ GRANDE MANGO SQUID (Php 350) - 11088110881108811088
This is a new item and is not listed in their menu (it has a separate insert). The serving size was pretty small, especially in comparison to its serving size, but the taste compensated for the expensive tag. The squid was fresh, flavorful, and had the right firmness to it, making it easy to chew. I would have preferred a lower price tag and / or more stuffing, though. 128513

✔ HOUSE BREWED ICED TEA (Php 175 / pitcher) - 1108811088110881108811088
SUPER YUMMY AND REFRESHING! 127865 I love how it has that legit brewed tea taste, without being too bitter. It had the right amount of sweetness that complements well with the strong flavor of all the dishes we got. Servings size is good for 5-6 pax. Even though the ice melted after a while, the iced tea never tasted watered down. Great drink! 128077

Service was just okay. Sometimes, it takes so long before we get a water refill. Waiter did some suggestive selling, but was maybe a bit too pushy (and even brought down some of the dishes 128584). We did not get some of the items he suggested as he was overly enthusiastic, it was a bit scary. 128557 Oh and also, there was a cockroach on the wall beside us! 128561 Good thing one of my friends killed it immediately to prevent it from crawling around. 128530 I hope they will be more mindful of their hygiene. 128549

In general, it was an okay experience. I'm not sure if we ordered similar tasting dishes (see how most of the dishes have mangoes incorporated in them, but they weren't really felt in the dish), or Gringo's food really has the same flavor profile that will eventually all taste the same. And having that same aftertaste that lingers long after you've finished your meal. Probably won't come back any time soon, but it was at least worth a try. 128076

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Nathalyn Q.
5.0 Stars

Southern spicy chicken- 1108811088110881108811088
Mexican rice- 11088110881108811088
Grilled tuna - 11088110881108811088

The chicken is succulent and incredibly good. Their sauce is perfectly sour. 10084️ I didn't expect it to be this good. Loved it even though they didn't have chimichuri . 🤗

Wanna try their calamansi juice in a pitcher next time. 127865

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Rian K.
5.0 Stars
3

What I love about Gringo is their super affordable quarter size Chicken for Php 225.00 it comes with 2 sides you can choose if you want garlic rice, mexican rice, maraconi salad, nachos, fries etc.
For us we chose mexican rice + fries. The chicken is so delicious! The food is heavy is your stomach. 127830
We will definitely come back. 128149

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Marili Anne M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars
3

Had Gringo the other day for lunch. It was an enjoyable visit!

We had ribs, spicy southern chicken, and truffle&cheese quesadillas.

The ribs were sticky, sweet, and great with the (tomato-base) mexican rice. The chicken was a little dry but flavourful - even the meat was spiced well. We loved the smokey beans, but disliked the watered-down sweet macaroni salad. The quesadillas were "alright" - imho, the truffle flavour overpowered the cheese.

Decent food and good service. We will definitely be back!

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Francezca B.
3.0 Stars

Gringo offers so much taste for those looking for a Mexican cuisine. I liked how the ribs and chicken tastes and the smell is really inviting. Though some parts of my meal tasted sour but overall I was satisfied. Better order enough portions especially if you're in large group. Since I'm a heavy eater, the mexican rice served is kinda small for me. Would love to visit and dine here again!

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Marie Kristine Gene B.
4.0 Stars

This particular salad is to die for! 10084

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Sas R.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Angela Marie C.
4.0 Stars
7

This was a long overdue write-up. I had lunch here with my family and the boyfriend last May. When I was growing up, I was always an SM North baby cause it's the nearest mall from our house. It's nice that there are still nice new places opening up here. 128568

We really liked everything that was recommended to us by our waiter. We had a quarter Gringo Southern Spice Chicken with 3 sides (Php 375). It was delicious! We also had their Half Rack with 2 sides (Php 365). 128571 We pretty tried almost everything on their sides menu at that and I liked all of them.

We also ordered the Crispy Catfish Salsa (Php 365) and it was one of the favorites from the meal! 128571 It was crispy on the outside and was super nice and tender on the inside. We also ordered their Truffle Quesadilla (Php 145) and it was delicious! When it arrived our table, we instantly got a whiff of the generous heaping of Truffle and it made the grilled cheese sandwich so much more delicious! 128571

For beverage, I went for their Grape Juice (Php 89) for a cup and my mom had the House-Brewed Iced Tea (Php 75) for a cup. I liked the iced tea but the grape juice tasted like the ones I used to enjoy as a kid that came in tetra pak juice boxes. 128569

I think their prices are quite steep for the food and drinks, but I'd still come back. I'll try the tacos next time! 128077🏼

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Jaquelyn W.
4.0 Stars

First time to try Gringo at SM North Edsa and I would have to say it was delicious! The Chicken Quesadilla, although isn't one of their best sellers according to the staff, was really good! The RIBS! The meat just slid off the bones and was really tasty. You get 2 sides with chips for the half rack which makes the price worth it! A bit disappointed with the chips since they put so little sauce on it! Other than that it was a great meal.

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Patty A.
4.0 Stars

Had lunch at Gringo earlier. We ordered Half-rack Ribs and Quarter Original Chicken. Each comes with 2 sides. Chicken and ribs, what combination can beat that? Nothing! For the side dishes, we had Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Corn, Marbled Potato Salad, and Garlic Rice. Everything was delicious! Their Truffle Queso Quesadillas were great as well! Itching to eat at Gringo again! And oh, did I mention that this is my "comeback" post? Haha hello, Looloo! I missed writing reviews! 128522

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Kristina E.
5.0 Stars

I was on a ribs spree in one week and I was happy I went to try Gringo. The experience was like being in Señor Pollo, but the main dish is the ribs! The ribs were really good and fall off the bone type. There was enough spice in how the meat is cured and smoked. You'll be given 2 sauces to your liking.

I ordered their ribs and sides bundle and iced tea served on a mason jar. Really hearty and filling meal for 500php. I'll totally come back for ribs at Gringo. As for Chicken, it's Señor Pollo. They have chicken here too but maybe I'll try it next time.

Service is fast and staff were friendly. The place gets really packed and I can understand why haha.

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Gwen I.
3.0 Stars

Me & the |ooloo team had lunch here yesterday. 9786

We had the following:

Chicken Soup
It looked so sad. 128534 Never before have I seen a soup served so unappealing. I don't even want to write what it looks like. It tasted meh, too.

Nachos
It doesn't really have anything on it. Just a few bits of tomatoes & a spoon of sauce. That's it. Maybe because it's just a side? I don't know. 128558

Ribs
It's good! It's not hard to get the meat off the bone & it was tasty. I'll rate this as 4 stars. 128512

Chicken
We ordered 2 types: Original & Southern Spice.

I didn't get to taste the original chicken as it was finished first by my colleagues 128513 so I went for the other one.

As I slice part of it & put it on my plate, the inside was still red with blood. Huhu. 128533 So we called the server & told her what's up & she immediately took the plate away. When she got back, there was no apology - unless I didn't hear it.

Despite the incident, the Southern Spice Chicken was actually pretty good! 128077 I recommend ordering this, but I hope they won't undercook it again.

Service:
Attentive servers. They will refill your water when they see it half empty.

Verdict:
I'd go for the Southern Spice Chicken again or maybe the ribs, too. I'll skip the nachos & the soup.

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
2

After I settled my bills with Smart Communications, I headed to Gringo - SM The Block branch to used the GCs/vouchers given by Looloo App.

The interior is nice and it's very warm and welcoming.

I asked the server if I can used the GCs/vouchers here, he said "yes for a solo Chicken or Ribs..." He means 1/4 Chicken or Half-rack Ribs. 127831127830

Me: Are sides included?

Server: Not yet sir...

Me: So I need to order?

Server: Yes Sir...

Me: Okay, Half Ribs... And what rice is the best for ribs?

Server: Garlic Rice sir...

Me: One Garlic Rice and Fried Banana... That's it...

Server: Anything to drink?

Me: Water lang...

Server: By the way, where did you get your GC?

Me: Looloo gave it to me.

And after that, I have my own butler on that day that fills my glass when its empty, clean my table when I am done, always asked me if I need anything and he even offer the wet tissue to clean my hand. 128540

Half-Rack Ribs served with Garlic Rice and Fried Saba - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

Thank you Looloo. 128153

#ilovetoeat 12851510084

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
6

It just opened recently and decided to give it a try. All of the servers were attentive and energetic. So in terms of their service, great job. 128079🏼

Food:
Gringo Baby Back Ribs with 2 sides (365PHp) not bad, it was flavorful and delicious. Got mashed potato and garlic mushroom.
Mango Chicken Salad (235PHp) generous serving good for sharing.
Calamares (can't remember the price) love the batter but it was too oily but it was still good.

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Karla C.
4.0 Stars

Good food. Excellent service. Big serving. Great value for money.

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Hannah V.
4.0 Stars

Gringo have a lot of various mexican choices e.g tacos, nachos, quesadillas, burritos and tacos. I really love mexican food so i tried their quesadillas and burritos though their sepcialty here is the roasted chicken and ribs.The place is not so big but It got a woody interior with cyclon wire and mexican painting as its design. The service was nice. Servers were very friendly I would still visit again and try the other dishes they have. 128522

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Alyssa Denise M.
4.0 Stars

Quarter southern spice chicken. Probably it was as good as I expected or even better. First bite had me close my eyes and savor it. A few bites would still have my eyes closed. Their sauce of lemon herb complimented the chicken very well. The chicken comes with 2 sides and I chose buttered corn and marble potato salad, which made my meal fulfilling. Words arenmt enough to define the gooooooood taste. I am so happy I dragged my boyfriend here.

Only gave a 4 because my boyfriend ordered a burrito (not in the picture) and it looked sad. It was so thin compared to other tex-mex or mexican restos with burritos that have lower prices and bigger servings. His burrito was even more expensive than my chicken. The taste was okay but I don't recommend. I'd recommend other places for burritos.

The ambiance was beautiful and the servers were nice too. I'd want to come back and try others from their menu, particularly the ribs.

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Jeddy N.
2.0 Stars

First time I tried this place, was very dissappointed, ribs was not tender not fall of the bones and expensive, first time to have ribs like that. Nothing special in this place.

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Marianne P.
5.0 Stars
2

Mexican cuisine is always 10084️. Every mexican resto offers unique menu but still the mixed up spices are consistent128522 Gringo original quarter chicken with two sides: chicken is herby and tasty up to the bones128516 sides mexican rice and macaroni salad complement well with the chicken. Latin Salpicao Soft Taco128536 shredded beef salpicao with eed cabbage garlic sauce and i guess..japanese mayo. Truffle Queso Quesadillas is 10084128525 legit truffle cheese or oil in it can't get over until now with the taste128522 budget for all of these around 600-800. I'll try ribs and burrito next time.

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