4474 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA | Directions 9210932.796200 -117.255517
Neighborhoods: Northern San Diego, Northern, Pacific Beach
high class mexican place, excellent wine – very fun filled atmosphere, very friendly staff. the food was simply exquisite. top notch service and nothing but smiling faces. from the moment i was seated i was immediately asked what they could do for me. i had a drink and placed an order for some food. with time already flying by i had recieved my food and was amazed by the precision in making my meal perfect.
The Pacific Beach Mexican restaurant is the perfect remedy when you tire of fast food tacos and burritos. – The Scene
When out-of-town guests come in for a visit or if you just have a special occasion to celebrate, this is the go-to restaurant in Pacific Beach. Unlike the beach hut-themed restaurants up Garnet, Gringo's space is elegant and modestly designed with Spanish-style furnishings and a sleek, but never generic atmosphere.
While there's nothing new here (everything is relatively recognizable), the kitchen is good at taking a traditional dish and making it their own with technique and seasonings. Two good examples are the Conchita Pibil - Yucatan-style baked pork in banana leaves in an achiote marinade - and the Pescado a la Parilla of grilled swordfish topped with papaya-black bean salsa on a bed of Mexican pilaf. Of course, the restaurant is also a great place for drinks and appetizers on a hot day: a couple of the bar's mojitos and an order of nachos is a hard afternoon to top.
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