Dining Review: Gringo


That would be the first thing that you would hear from the employees at Gringo. They would greet you with “Hola!” in a synchronized manner.

Another Mexican restaurant opened  in Festival Mall. I had lunch there with my officemates, Tim and Fraz.

My lunch buddies, Tim (left) and Fraz (right)

We did not get to taste any other food items ‘cause they were still under soft opening; even some of the sides were unavailable. So basically, we all ordered almost the same thing.  

Tim and Fraz's identical orders

Gringo Southern Spice Chicken (₱235)Gringo’s famous chicken made extra delicioso with a distinctly Latino flavor. I ordered this with 2 sides – mashed camote and garlic mushroom.

Fraz at first did not like the chicken because it was a bit sweet. But the more bites he had and after adding hot sauce to it, he said that he was getting used to the taste, and it was actually starting to taste better.

I’ve always been a fan of the mashed camote and chicken combo (hello, SeñorPollo!).  The chicken was very tender and juicy and it went well with the mashed camote. I cannot say the same thing about the garlic mushroom – it was dry in texture and I think they just sprinkled the toasted garlic in it.

My serving was big! I thought they gave me half of a chicken. I was so full I did not get to finish it. It also felt like I ordered 3 other sides aside from those I ordered since nachos came along with my chicken! And I liked their nachos. Even though there was no cheese on it, the salsa was good enough to make everything tasty. Plus it’s free! Yay! 

Gringo Southern Spice Chicken
They served me the biggest chicken portion

Customer service is great and service time was fast as well, 10-15 minutes.  

Taste: 5/5
Price: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Ambiance: 4/5

I’m coming back for the ribs!

Gringo's food and drink menu


Gringo is located at the Third Floor, Expansion Wing, Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City (near Kenny Rogers Roasters


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