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First Look: Gringo in downtown St. Louis


Gringo lives again in downtown St. Louis.


Two years after closing in the Central West End, the Mexican eatery has reopened in the MX District at 635 Washington Ave., in the former Robust Wine Bar space. The first day of service for Gringo’s latest incarnation was Monday, Oct. 8.


The menu features a variety of south-of-the-border dishes from burritos – available either grilled or fried – to tacos, including old favorites from the original Gringo like the brisket birra tacos. New offerings include creations like machetes, 14-inch tortillas rolled up with a variety of fillings stuffed inside. As expected, the bar offers plenty of tequilas and an array of margaritas and other tequila-based cocktails, including three on tap, plus beer and wine.


Gringo’s interior is configured similar to the Robust days with 145 seats inside, including a private event room. An additional 40 seats are slated for outside. The space is painted in shades of white, teal, blue and yellow further accented by the natural light form the large windows. There’s whimsy but little kitsch in the decor with subtle touches like the gold luchador masks in the bar area and the marlin mounted on the wall near the host stand.


Gringo is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.


Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.

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