The Gringo-Back Patio Area

New Hipster Hangout in West Town Serves up Tacos and Pop-Rocks Churros

By: Micaela Shambee–Editor, The Drive

The Gringo-Back Patio Area
60-seat back patio area at The Gringo. Photo Credit: Micaela Shambee, IG: @mickeystyled

–Attention college kids! The Gringo will be your new hangout spot in-between classes, finals, and exams. Run, don’t walk to The Gringo, the new taqueria and beer garden serving up margaritas, tacos, and fun childhood snack-themed churros (remember Pop Rocks and Oops! All Berries anyone?). Taking over the Grandview Tavern space at 1202 W. Grand Avenue, The Gringo boasts a 60-seat private back patio space complete with its own back bar.

The Gringo Patio Bar
The Gringo Patio Bar. Photo Credit: Micaela Shambee, IG: @mickeystyled

Opened last Thursday, June 7th, customers will find a menu with 10 tacos (plus vegetarian options), 3 signature cocktails including a tasty-tangy “Prickly Passion Margarita” and fun dessert options that you may or may not have room to stomach after enjoying scrumptious tacos and boozy Froze.

The Gringo Desserts: Oops! All Berries and Pop Rocks Churros
The Gringo Desserts: Oops! All Berries and Pop Rocks Churros.Photo Credit: Micaela Shambee, IG: @mickeystyled

As the name suggests, The Gringo is putting a spin on the traditional. From the funky decor (A painting of the “Girl With the Pearl Earring” rests on the walls near exposed piping), and Wood benches with a hint of North Side Ivy, The Gringo has “hangout spot” written all over. Take a look at some of the menu options below:

The Gringo, is located at 1202 W. Grand Avenue, open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Wednesday and Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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