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Gringos Cantina Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
International, Mexican, Southwestern, Thai
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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered only Mexican food and that was good, and the best- beer was served in frozen mug (excellent!)

Thank My Lifetime T
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and his wife are teachers in Thailand. After 7 months I visited them and we traveled to Chawang Beach for the weekend. Stumbled across this restaurant and we're so happy. Excellent mango margaritas, and the queso and chips were great. We also had the chimichangas and beef fajitas, with homemade tortillas. For my son and his wife, it... More 

Thank cutiepie56
Cheboksary, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I bought all ingredients for fajitas, cooked it, and it was awful. And I just realized, how I miss this mexican restaurant on Chaweng. I've been to Samui 4 times, spent about 7 month on this island in total. I visited this restaurant at least once a week. And I have lived at Mexico for four months, traveled through... More 

Thank Nodc3
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got chips con queso and fish tacos with half liter of margarita. The alcohol wasn't very strong, and definitely not strong enough to make the couple dishes worth it. The light batter on the fish isn't good and the rice wasn't even close to a Mexican style that I know. However, the cheese for the chips were good! Nice... More 

Thank danielle g
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about the Margaritas served by the jug & with the heat decided that is just what I needed! A good cocktail. It is up a side street & the only way we spotted it was seeing the sign on the main street. The Margaritas were OK, nothing spectacular. We decided to have Nanchos as a snack to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food quality here is bang average and very overpriced. However, portion sizes are very big, so it doesn't lack in that respect. Wouldn't go out your way to visit but it was ok.

Thank Claire S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really needed a change from Thai food so decided to give this place a go. Staff are very friendly and very attentive. The food is of a good quality and tasted good. It is a standard Mexican restaurant serving decent food. The drinks menu is very comprehensive. There are many comments about huge portion size - it's not as... More 

Thank psam010
Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to trying the food here based on the reviews and was very surprised how terrible it was. I ordered delivery so it was difficult to complain but if I had been in the restaurant I would have sent the food back. The vegetarian fajitas were made with canned mushrooms. It is not so hard to... More 

Thank eternalnomadd
Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would be good of you dont know traditional mexican food. The was was not "mexican rice" it was hard, clearly its pre-made and then reheated. The chicken in the burrito was dry and the salsa was not good at all. Its very expensive for what it is. If your expecting traditional food, dont come here.

Thank cilfa
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal tonight - so much to chose from, really is something for everyone there. Friendly, attentive (but not overbearing) waiters. Recommend the pineapple frozen margherita and chilli con queso! Also love that it down an alley away from the hustle of the main street.

Thank kelnat08

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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
International, Mexican, Southwestern, Thai
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?