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“Just hideous”
Review of El Gringo - CLOSED

El Gringo
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: El Gringo, Ko Tao - Mexican Restaurant
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Description: El Gringo, Ko Tao - Mexican Restaurant
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We only ended up eating here after a misunderstanding with our hotel, who intended to recommend the infinitely superior Farango next door.

As others have commented, the service here is absolutely shambolic, with us waiting 45 minutes for our starters to arrive while others who had arrived much later than us received their food much more quickly, and we were by no means the worst-served in this respect.

When it did arrive, it was by no means the worst Mexican food I've eaten, but hardly worth the wait.

But the final straw was the state of the toilets - as bad as I have ever seen in any restaurant, with no way of washing your hands - what the restaurant staff used is beyond me.

Avoid this place like the plague.

1  Thank LondonPhilC
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Don't go into it thinking you will get good Mexican. The food was overpriced and the portions pretty small but what we did eat was ok. Don't bother paying extra for refriedbeans. You only get a table spoon max. I would say stick with Thai food

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Thank MrTravelPants86
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

There were only a few other tables and the food took over an hour to arrive. When it did, it was deplorable...sweet Mexican food. But it serves us right for ordering Mexican food on an island in Thailand in the first place.

What a bad experience. Avoid this place at all cost. Incompetent staff and terrible food.

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Thank Todd M
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Went out for a meal and looked ok, definitely wasn't. The food was not only late, it wasn't nice and have 2 of us a morning on the toilet. The service doesn't redeem it in anyway, the bloke behind the till was trying to mug us off into giving him too much money. My mate gave him 1000 baht and the bloke argued he only got 500, not needed.

Thank angusmainland
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We went out for dinner at this restaurant cos we were crawling for Mexican food. The waiters were really rushed, and small kids ran around, waiting tables, just wierd, not cute. Food very average and overpriced. After dinner I went to the rest room, and the smell in he back area of the restaurant almost made me sick! Soo dirty and smelly, if we would have checked the rest rooms first, we would never have eaten the food. We felt really happy that we didn't get sick, since the hygiene level at this place is so low.

Thank Lena S
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