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Mexican Brunch

Gringo Loco Cantina

8.2/10
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The Esplanade, 4217 Surfers Paradise (QLD)See map

Average price $25

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Chef Afonso Both
  • Average price $25
Baja Fish
$7.9
Crispy fried fish, sweet corn, guacamole, salsa fresca & slaw
Chipotle Steak
$7.9
Grilled steak with lime, chipotle, slaw, sweet corn and jalapeno salsa
Pulled Pork
$7.9
With caramelised pineapple, slaw, cucumber and cumin crema

Dietary options

, Gluten free

User photos

Chicken quesadilla
Gringo Nachos
Great food
Mega burrito
Quesadilla chicken

Ratings & Reviews

Very good

8.2/10
based on 92 reviews
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Quality of food :8.3/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.1/10
  1. Tessa H.
    Tessa H.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    The restaurant came recommended online and the menu looked promising but was disappointing. The mojito was nice, but the jalapeño poppers weren’t hot enough to melt the cheese inside fully and the spicy chicken was drowning in a generic BBQ sauce and quite pink at the bone on some pieces. The enchiladas were awesome and the beef cheek taco was great but the prawn and chorizo was the real disappointment. Sitting at a beachside restaurant on the Gold Coast to find that the prawns in the taco were the shrimp-like ones you get in a country towns fried rice was just shocking. The staff were lovely and the restaurant has a great vibe so I hope that it was just an off night.

  2. Stanley W.
    Stanley W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Friendly and funny staff with tasty food, Cocktails were ????. Fair prices and a view of the beach. Ticked all the boxes for great afternoon with family

  3. Cass H.
    Cass H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing service by the wonderful staff, food came out quickly and was absolutely delicious, no fault whatsoever!! Excellent value for money and great atmosphere

  4. Jessica A.
    Jessica A.
    • one review
    2/10

    Didn’t have my booking, food came out cold! Drinks were forgotten, we asked for no Chili and the food came out with Chili. Cocktails weren’t the best - waste of a night

  5. Isabel H.
    Isabel H.
    • one review
    10/10

    The service was great, very friendly & hospitable. The food was very tasty, fresh and authentic. Very affordable & definitely a good find. Would go back!

  6. Alexander C.
    Alexander C.
    • one review
    8/10

    the staff were very good the tacos were excellent but the loaded fries were crap had obviously been sitting for a while and were soggy.drinks very expensive

  7. Mary e.
    Mary e.
    • one review
    2/10

    This was over rated the prices are to high for want you get. Not enough options for vegetarian. Never any water served at . The sangria was not strong enough they gave our us short glass.

  8. Julie R.
    Julie R.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Great location on The Esplanade. Food was delicious but started to get pricey when you add on guacamole and sour cream. We unfortunately didn't get the tacos we ordered but they were delicious anyway. Drinks were pricey.

  9. Richard B.
    Richard B.
    • 5 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great service, drinks and food. My daughter thought the Nachos was the best she has had. Cocktails were excellent. It was a shame it was raining as I imagine the outside area is even better on a sunny day. Parking was convenient.

  10. Melanie H.
    Melanie H.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    The food was delicious, large portions and quick to the table. Place was clean and welcoming. Staff didn’t pester with unnecessary questions.

  11. Annabelle M.
    Annabelle M.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious food, served fast and great place to people watch. Also a cute view of the beach ????

  12. Bobbi D.
    Bobbi D.
    • one review
    2/10

    The service was terrible we waited over an hour for our food & one meal was wrong so had to wait another 10mins . Food was very disappointing & they overcharged us tried charging us for their mistake . Overall very disappointing , wouldn't recommend & definitely wouldn't go back .

  13. Cathy R.
    Cathy R.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great fish tacos!

  14. Helen P.
    Helen P.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    Surfers Paradise really needs to lift its game on the dining front. This restaurant experience was pretty average - had run out of chicken wings by lunchtime and service was a little haphazard. The food was just OK - I could make a better taco at home really.

  15. Tony F.
    Tony F.
    • one review
    8/10

    Very busy little cantina in the heart of Surfers Paradise. The food and service were very good, even at maximum capacity. The menu offers a wide variety and the bar offerings were extensive. My frozen margarita order was misplaced, but soon rectified with many genuine apologies. Happy to return.

  16. Helen T.
    Helen T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Best Mexican I’ve had in a while, also options for other family members that don’t do spicy. Really nice food great service. Definitely go back again

  17. Andrea L.
    Andrea L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fabulous Mexican food. Particularly the fish tacos! Menu to suit everyone. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Great location. Highly recommend.

  18. Jade K.
    Jade K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and well priced. In a great location right on the esplanade where you can watch the excitement of surfers paradise go by..Thanks for a lovely night, we will be back!

  19. Alyson S.
    Alyson S.
    • one review
    9/10

    Really tasty tacos lots of fresh flavours. The frozen margaritas were great. Happy and pleasant staff a fun night out right opposite the beach.

  20. Rochelle B.
    Rochelle B.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    Service was slow. Took an hour to get our food and when it did arrive the nachos had no beef in it, the corn chips where not fried enough, very thick and not crunchy and the chicken wings were cold. Overall underwhelming. It was busy and the staff were good but I wouldn't return

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How to get to the restaurant

The Esplanade, 4217, Surfers Paradise (QLD), Australia

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