Happy Hour at Gringo: Cold Margaritas, Complimentary Chips and Cheesy Appetizers
The Verdict: Our happy-hour meal deal began with a refreshing "Gringo Margarita" and complimentary chips and salsa, and these two simple, well-executed items alone make Gringo's happy hour a worthwhile destination in combination with its scenic patio seating (daytime drinking, anyone?). The bartenders do make a killer margarita here, after all.
"Queso Fundido" made with melted Chihuahua cheese, chorizo and poblano rajas.
The queso fundido -- a dish with melted Chihuahua and jack cheese, chorizo, poblano rajas, pico de gallo and handmade corn tortillas -- proved tasty in it all its baked, cheesy glory. The quesadilla, however, fell a bit flat in in terms of overall flavor. For another $1.75, we could've added some chicken tinga or chorizo (the former already determined to be tangy and smoky), which we're convinced would've salvaged the dish, albeit at a heftier price.
Quesadilla with Chihuahua cheese.
Overall? The atmosphere and meal deal clocked in at muy bueno. And with a second happy hour offered during late night, the deal's twice as nice.
In the Central West End.
On a scale of one to five...
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