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Gringo's Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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612 Norfolk Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4468
+1 757-961-2987
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Every time I head into Virginia Beach, I try to stop here. The food is amazing. Salsa is delicious. The tuna and mushroom taco is to die for. Highly recommended!

Thank AkariChan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced. Super friendly staff. Amazing food and drinks. Definitely going back when I'm in the area. The ingredients were FRESH! Had the shrimp tacos. Never eating shrimp tacos anywhere else again. Nothing compares. The drinks were amazing. Just be prepared, it looks like a hole in the wall but it is sooooo worth trying.

Thank Marilisse G
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Small restaurant, bathrooms were not very clean, but food was outstanding. Large portion sizes, steaming hot, cooked fresh- was top-notch. Chef also very knowledgeable about gluten, many gluten free options!

Thank J W
Virginia Beach
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Margaritas are terrific but pricy, the food was hit or miss. Complementary salsa and chips are great. Salsa tastes fresh and house made, as does the queso dip. I had a salad and added pulled pork. The pork was a tasteless boiled mess, the salad under it delicious. My partner had a dish with marinated grilled pork that looked and... More 

Thank Ann C
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This place is one of the tiniest restaurants I've ever seen. Even has a bar. The bartender was exceptionally friendly and even gave me a white and red sangria to taste on a busy night. I chose the red and it's really good. I had read the reviews posted and decided to try the fish tacos. That is not my... More 

Thank sunnysusie55
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2015

A chef at popular Virginia Beach restaurant recommended Gringo's, an excellent recommendation. My husband and I shared 4 types of tacos: shrimp, fried fish, mahi-mahi and tuna. Each taco was unique and all were excellent, although we wouldn't order the fried fish again because the exceptional marinades of the other fish and shrimp were so great that we would prefer... More 

Thank CynthiaE292
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Wife and I went early on a Tuesday so it wasn't too crowded. Servers were friendly. Drink order was 2 Margheritas which were pretty good. Order chips and salsa and 2 tacos each. Salsa is made fresh and was quite good.A different server brought me my 2 tacos, but my wife's were no where to be seen. After a few... More 

Thank Phil L
Richmond, va
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246 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We tried to go to the brewery across the hall, but decided to stop and eat here instead. There was a clipboard outside that they asked us to sign our name on, but they never checked it. No one came out or told us how long it might be. After about 45 minutes two,tables left, no staff came out, so... More 

Thank techgmu
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Decided to give this place a try, as we had heard this was the best Mexican food at Virginia Beach. Cannot confirm that; however, this place was nothing special compared to the other Mexican restaurants we have tried in our travels. First, the restaurant is quite small, so you can expect to wait for a seat. Patrons are asked to... More 

Thank RustyEats
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

My experience here from start to finish was an absolute treat. There was a wait but after we had been waiting for about a half an hour the staff came out and offered us drinks and said they were doing all they could to get us in with a party of 6. Which even from the beginning showed great service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 Norfolk Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4468
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-961-2987

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?