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  Gringo's Mexican Cantina, Glenelg
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  • Gringo's Mexican Cantina, Glenelg - Glenelg
      Gringo's Mexican Cantina, Glenelg
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  • Nachos and beer at Gringo's - Glenelg
      Nachos and beer at Gringo's
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Gringo's Mexican Cantina is, as its name suggests, a Mexican restaurant in the beach resort of Glenelg.

It is located on Colley Terrace, just a few metres from Jetty Road and Moseley Square. The long sandy beach is just a 2 minute walk away.

It offers an indoor dining area as well as a handful of outdoor tables with views of Moseley Square. I ate here on a hot and sunny day in April 2006, so I sat outdoors with my meal.

As well as eating at the restaurant, you can also order take-away food. Below is a selection of meals from the take-away menu (note: the eat-in menu is a little more extensive....and a little more expensive....than the take-away menu):

Taco ($4) - tortilla filled with lettuce, onions, cheese, salsa and a choice of beef, chicken, frijole or chilli con carne;

Gringo's Nachos ($10) - corn chips with refried beans, cheese, salsa, guacamole and sour cream;

Burrito ($9) - soft flour tortilla with refried beans, salad, salsa and a choice of beef, chicken, frijole or chilli con carne;

Chilli con carne - with corn chips ($8), with Mexican rice ($8) or with both ($10);

Guacemole dip ($8.50) - avocado blended with tomatoes, onions and herbs. served with corn chips;

Salsa dip ($7) - spicy tomato dip with chilli, capsicum and coriander. Served with corn chips.

Frijole (bean) ($7) - hot bean dip. Served with corn chips.

Potato skins ($8.50) - with a choice of the following fillings: sour cream and chives, salsa and cheese, chilli con carne, frijoles;

Taquitos ($8) - beef rolled in a crispy corn tortilla. Served with salad, salsa and sour cream;

Con Queso ($9) - hot spicy cheese dip. Served with corn chips.

Favorite Dish: I opted for:

Gringo's Nachos - Cost: $15

A large plate of nachos with melted cheese, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. Every bit as nice as the nachos I'd been eating in Mexico a few weeks before my trip to Australia!

The same meal would have cost me just $10 to take away, but I imagine the portion would have been smaller.

Bottle of Cooper's Lager - Cost: $5.50

Good quality Mexican food near the beach!

Address: Shop 1, Colley Terrace, Glenelg
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Located on Colley Terrace, just off Jetty Road, close to Moseley Square.
Phone: 82953524
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Mexican

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 22, 2006
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