Gringo Street

4.2
18 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Latin American
¡Hola Amigos! Gringo Street is an authentic Latin American restaurant in the heart of Downtown, 17th avenue, Calgary. We are serving all of your Latin favourites with a fun and unconventional twist. From our open kitchen to the interactive bar. Gringo Street is passionately serving up only the freshest and highest quality products to everyone who sits down, and that is a secret we are happy to share!

VIBRANT STAFF. UNBELIEVABLE FOOD AND DRINKS. IT IS NEVER A DULL MOMENT ON OUR STREET!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 18 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Very loud but that’s life on 17th. The beef was so tough my friend could even chew hers. The ceviche at the table next to us was warm and off, she sent it back….. it smelled funky. Drinks were good, but most of the red wine on the menu they didn’t actually have so be prepared! Servers were great though!

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EasterBrunchFromYYC
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Taco toppings were cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Bad experience, went there to have fun but the unpleasant woman waiter keeps coming back to our table after we’ve already ordered and asking the same question, obviously wanting us to order more when we still have food and drinks on the table. Probably doesn’t care how annoying it was since they automatically get gratuity for party of 8. I liked this restaurant the first time I went but after this experience, will not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

A decent but not outstanding dining experience. Pace of service was off with appetizers arriving before drinks. Drinks menu is extensive and would benefit from pared down to focus on what they can do well. 2 out of 3 cocktails were not great (poorly mixed), third was excellent. Some food was so fast as to feel rushed, another dish took a long time (but the staff warned about this, and the break was welcome). Noisy space. Better for a quick drink and bite than for a relaxing evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

Our waitress was amazing however our hamburger came to the table uncooked. Red in the center. It took the entire stay to get another made in which we had to then leave.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is amazing. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety in the food choices. I went for happy hour and tried a bunch of different cocktails recommended by my server. Our server was absolutely hilarious- we have never felt so well taken care of. The overall vibe of this place is cool and unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I’ll get this out of the way. Our server was great. Our issue was that we we waited almost an hour for our food. apparently there were some taco judges there who deserved more attention. The big problem with that? Only two tables were seated in the entire place. My colleague got his food about 25 minutes before the rest of us. Plus $13 for chips and salsa? Wild.

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MichelleS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service.

EZ
EnriqueZ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good place for a date, good food, service was excellent

JL
JessicaL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food and drinks took a while. Our server was great personality wise, But we had a party of 6 and I guess they put autogratuity on for parties of 6 (which to me is weird? I think it was 25%) But either way the thing that we didn't like was that our server didn't tell us so a lot of us overtipped. The service was not worth 40-45% tip 😋

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brunch
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazon good, service was also on point. Love this place.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was AMAZING! All of the staff were incredibly friendly. Our server was Mikayla but we had assistance from the manager and the bartender too, everyone wanted to make sure we were having a great time. It was ladies night so all of our cocktails and margaritas were half off, which was such a treat since we hadn’t gone out in so long. The Colombian hot dog was the coolest spin I’ve had on a hot dog, and the guacamole was better than my mothers recipe! 10/10 would recommend anyone goes here

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent spot, fantastic cocktails and tacos

LB
LindsayB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The tacos and arepa were excellent. I am extremely doubtful that there are 2 ounces in the margaritas. I used to love the spicy chorizo fries; however, they are over spiced with the seasoning which made them incredibly salty. We asked for more mayo to try and tone it down and they charged us $2.50. Seemed a bit steep. We will still be back, but sticking to the tacos, arepas and queso fundido.

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Shark1
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is awesome at Gringo. Had the juiciest burger and Latin King cocktail (both great on the happy hour specials)! 100% be back again for a visit, thanks Gringo!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

The drinks were way too sugary, the menu was paired down so much, and it just had an ‘off’ vibe about the place. Mid way through, we found out they have new management, so it made sense that Gringo Street, felt off.

Won’t be coming back.

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Scott
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing and made our experience a treat.
Previously had only had the tacos (which are great) but this time tried the anticuchos. Will definitely have them again.
The pork shoulder was amazing too

The reviews below were submitted before March 1st 2020, when this restaurant changed management.
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NT2019
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Over salted
I’m sad to write this review because at first I thought these guys have it down. The vibe, atmosphere and music was cool, fun and unique... I thought I was in Florida however for the price it lacked finesse. We follow Gringo Street on Insta and have been planning a visit for awhile, their drinks are super interesting and yummy however their food although interesting concepts lacked flavour and everything was over salted... I watched Chef dose everything with piles of salt. We had the spicy crab guacamole, 8 different types of tacos and yam fries and every dish was the same... I was very disappointed. We sat at the kitchen table top and my husband was bumped in the back every time the waitress went by. We had two cocktails each then a beer and just after receiving our beers were told we had to leave... the front manager told us we only had 1.5 hours and we must go. We didn’t recall being told this but were then told I 100% told them... I guess customers aren’t always right...there we were having to guzzle our beers down, pay our bill and leave with heart burn after the guzzle. The experience left us feeling disappointed... my husband thought he might come back for happy hour where the value for your money might be there... I won’t go back. It’s too bad they really have the right concept...

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

They got us in quite quickly despite having a group of four on a busy Friday night. However, it took us well over an hour to get our food while we watched tables around us that showed up twenty minutes after us get the same food we were still waiting on. We were not apologized to once, and the server appeared quite oblivious to the fact that it was taking so long and did not check up on it until we prompted her to.

JZ
JessieZ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value during happy hour. The tacos are super tasty and interesting.

Even if you are not vegetarian, you must try their mushroom tacos and cauliflower tacos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was just ok. Expected more. Service was distracted. Meh.

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StephanieS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

This is my second time dining at Gringo street. I was disappointed this time around as our tacos took a very long time to get to our table, and were already cold and the shells were dry and hard. Not so my first visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Got spilled/splashed in by the bar tender 3times with zero apology. We went earlier and reserved a table not bar top but we were given a bar top and they said no tables where available, after mentioning this to their supervisor, she explained that they gave out the table to a different group that’s why our only option was the bar top.

Not sure what to say about this but I don’t think that was great service at all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food

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ES123
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Tacos were amazing!! I love the thai coconut short rib and duck ones best. I also highly recommend the guava margarita. We came here for my friends birthday and they took great care of her- wishing her happy birthday and gave her a complimentary drink. The only negatives I took away was that they refused to modify any dishes (even though we only asked for no cilantro which they mentioned was a garnish on the nachos. Seems simple enough to just not put any on top when they are finishing the dish). They also ran out of plates and my tacos had gotten cold by the time we got any. Overall great service and good drinks

LG
LesG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

GRINGO St never fails to fill our belly’s . Decent service and happy hour.

TK
TeeK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Music was exceptionally loud and we had to yell across a small table to hear each other. Food and drinks, as always, we’re on point.

Service at times was a little confusing and delayed between our hostess/waiter and another waiter.

PF
PatriciaF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing. Service fantastic. Only down side chairs where a bit uncomfortable for sitting long periods of time.

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vipiEat
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. We lucked out and hit the restaurant during a promotion and so most things were half price. Yay.

The tacos were unique and flavourful with great presentation. The smashed potato salad was a wonderful surprise. Not what I expected, but maybe I didn’t read the menu close enough.

Definitely will go back

My only nit pick. I reserved a table but got the two worst bar seats there are in the joint.

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CatherineL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super delicious! Loved the variety and the happy hour.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I won a giftcard to Gringo Street and was so excited to try it as I had heard great things. It did not disappoint! Our server and the other staff we interacted with were so friendly and the food was great! The happy hour pricing is excellent. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was overpriced and very noisy

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vipfoodie2
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants. Chorizo fondido was fantastic ... probably the best yet and pineapple margaritas are my all time favourite here!! Great experience with new friends! We’ll be back!

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Disappointing
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The food was good but the service was slow, constantly waiting too long for another drink. Waitress was polite but she was too busy. My biggest complaint would be that the music was annoyingly loud. I wouldn’t go back if I had to sit where our table was located as our table was at the entrance- very drafty, uncomfortable and waitresses were constantly bumping us on their way due to lack of space.

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RobW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Took a while for the server to initially acknowledge us and to get our first drink. After that it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food. All of the tacos we had were outstanding.

The service at the bar was just okay. Strange not to have the bartenders serve customers there. I would probably not sit in that location again.

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maryl
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food to die for! Best tacos in YYC! Drinks were ok but the food was the star of the show. Definatelly going back soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent! It was my boyfriend’s birthday and they made sure it was special. Great food and great service!

BJ
vipBryanJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was good
Drinks was good
My yam fries took awhile too come to my table
But overall good

FAQs

Gringo Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 474-1411.

Gringo Street is rated 4.2 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.