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Gringos Cantina Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Chaweng Center | 40 meters off the main road behind The Islander Restaurant, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 77 413 267
13:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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Rockville, Maryland
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

It is not easy finding good Mexican food in Thailand but the food at this restaurant was very good. They have a nice happy hour deal for liters of your favorite cocktails. Beef and chicken fajitas were arroy (yummy).

Thank Dan G
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We went for dinner last night and had 3 starters between 4 of us, the starters are quite large portions so we are glad we shared. The food was delicious, and the staff are very attentive and friendly, we will definitely be back here and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank calindsay2015
New York, New York, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I was traveling in Thailand with my husband and we were towards the end of our trip and needed a break from Thai food. We had read about the great reviews at Gringos and decided to give it a try and we're not disappointed. It's right off the main road in Chewang and wasn't very crowded. The service was excellent... More 

Thank Sarah L
Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

You can imagine our excitement, Texans visiting beautiful Koh Sumi only to find a Mexican Cantina! It did not dissapoint! In fact we were on the island for a full week and went three times due to a family vote. Fantastic food, great service and atmosphere. In a nice and shady road in the middle of Chaweng Beach. Home run... More 

Thank mhelweg
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, I first visited this place 10 years ago as a backpacker and decided to try it out again whilst on holiday all these years later based on fond memories. We travelled across the island to find it. I remember the food being the best in the area, with big portions and delicious ingredients. It did not disappoint! It was... More 

Thank Phillipa C
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Whenever we end up in chaweng, we always choose Gringos for our lunch or dinner. It's cozy, quiet and the food is an excellent balance in quality\price. Being in the crowded area of chaweng beach is tricky, but gringos is well positioned, being in a narrow side road. We always have a jug of margarita and I love their burritos,... More 

Thank Fst85
Surat Thani Province, Thailand
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I placed an order to go (takeaway) from here so I can't review the sit-down aspect of the restaurant. For taste, I will say I was very excited to see that it was genuine Mexican food in all its sloppy delicious glory. Unfortunately, when I opened the order at home, I found the burrito that was advertised on the menu... More 

Thank PadSeeEw
Tromso, Norway
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We was a group of 5 who eating there yesterday. Food was fantastic. Big portions. Everybody was happy when we leaving. Very nice atmosphere. When we eating there it was a few other table with guests. Nice owner who come a talked with us. So are you in Chaweng try this Restaurant. They have nice prices and menu for kids.... More 

Thank kjo75
Silkeborg, Denmark
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180 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Who would have thought that you can get really good, authentic tasting Mexican food on a beach in Thailand. Well you can! Gringos Cantina is a nice airy restaurant with a large Mexican menu and all the food we tasted was very good. We have been there several times and it is always a pleasure to eat there. Even the... More 

Thank Trane&Trane
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

After reading the TA reviews I was looking forward to trying Gringo's. First our waiter couldn't understand our drinks order and bought the wrong drinks. Another waiter did sort it out but not a great start. I had the fajitas which were very average but my husband did enjoy his steak. Just an ok meal with ok service and setting.

Thank Jo_Hughes999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$23
International, Mexican, Southwestern, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chaweng Center | 40 meters off the main road behind The Islander Restaurant, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut  >  Chaweng
  • Phone Number: +66 77 413 267

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