August 05, 2013

Inside Gringo in the Central West End

From our review: "Should Gringo get its execution right, it has the potential to be more than just a pretty face. The proprietors have proven they can do it with Pi — here's to hoping that they can do it again." Keep reading Cheryl Baehr's review of Gringo in the Central West End.

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Among the dozen or so tacos available at Gringo include the pescado (grilled or fried market fish, Napa cabbage slaw, chipotle crema, toasted pepitas), carnitas (confit pork shoulder, salsa verde, pickled red onion) and the signature Gringo (crispy tortilla, ground beef, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, jack cheese, Mexican chipotle crema).
Among the dozen or so tacos available at Gringo include the pescado (grilled or fried market fish, Napa cabbage slaw, chipotle crema, toasted pepitas), carnitas (confit pork shoulder, salsa verde, pickled red onion) and the signature Gringo (crispy tortilla, ground beef, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, jack cheese, Mexican chipotle crema).
Bartender Allison Messerla crafts a "Rosa Mexicana."
Bartender Allison Messerla crafts a "Rosa Mexicana."
The front of Gringo in the Central West End.
The front of Gringo in the Central West End.
The shrimp coctel ceviche stars wild-caught shrimp accented with Mexican cocktail sauce, avocado, cilantro and orange with saladitas crackers.
The shrimp coctel ceviche stars wild-caught shrimp accented with Mexican cocktail sauce, avocado, cilantro and orange with saladitas crackers.
Among the dozen or so tacos available at Gringo include the pescado (grilled or fried market fish, Napa cabbage slaw, chipotle crema, toasted pepitas), carnitas (confit pork shoulder, salsa verde, pickled red onion) and the signature Gringo (crispy tortilla, ground beef, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, jack cheese, Mexican chipotle crema).
Among the dozen or so tacos available at Gringo include the pescado (grilled or fried market fish, Napa cabbage slaw, chipotle crema, toasted pepitas), carnitas (confit pork shoulder, salsa verde, pickled red onion) and the signature Gringo (crispy tortilla, ground beef, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, jack cheese, Mexican chipotle crema).
Harry Weber's sculpture of Tennessee Williams.
Harry Weber's sculpture of Tennessee Williams.
The tortilla soup features all-natural chicken, roasted tomatoes, cumin and green chiles.
The tortilla soup features all-natural chicken, roasted tomatoes, cumin and green chiles.
Gringo's bar area.
Gringo's bar area.
The colorful taco salad brings crispy corn tortillas, black beans, jack cheese, Mexican crema, cilantro-buttermilk dressing and a slew of vegetables.
The colorful taco salad brings crispy corn tortillas, black beans, jack cheese, Mexican crema, cilantro-buttermilk dressing and a slew of vegetables.
Gringo's "Rosa Mexicana" is made with hibiscus-infused tequila, Gran Gala liqueur, lemon and orange juices, and simple syrup.
Gringo's "Rosa Mexicana" is made with hibiscus-infused tequila, Gran Gala liqueur, lemon and orange juices, and simple syrup.