A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, a patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. Catch one in its traditional habitat for $10 with today's Groupon: $25 worth of Mexican cuisine and drinks from Los Gringos Locos, in maple-leafed La Canada. Los Gringos serves hearty portions of classic Mexican cuisine in a funky, Baja California atmosphere.
Revolutionaries sling their bandoliers over the backs of their chairs and raise an intrigued eyebrow at the menu of tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, burritos, and salads. Dispatch fresh cilantro to the rich guacamole, mixed tableside and pounded smooth with a maraca ($8). Mole enchiladas with succulent chicken and queso fresco ($12) and shrimp tacos with bell pepper, tomatoes, and pineapple ($13.49) pique appetites and perk mustaches. The grilled flautas are served sizzling with rice and beans ($12.49), and when the season allows, Los Gringos' expert chefs prepare green corn tamales ($10).
Los Gringos' potent house margaritas come in traditional, peach, mango, and strawberry, and they range in size from normal to a size large enough for skipping stones or fishing for lime bass (starting at $4.79). The usual cerveza suspects run $3.75 to $4.25 a bottle. Plus, this Groupon may be used along with Los Gringos' specials on Margarita Mondays and Taco Tuesdays.
Gayot reviewed Los Gringos Locos:
- …there are many things this place does well. In particular, the tableside-prepared guacamole distinguishes the eatery from most other Mexican spots in the area. Also notable is a shrimp enchilada bathed in a sauce delicately infused with peanuts. Other reliable options include fajitas and carnitas. The margaritas---some big enough to swim in---are more than respectable.
- Los gringos locks [sic] is perhaps the best Mexican food I've ever had and definitely the best in the area. It is Americanized (fajitas not menudo) but that's a good thing… – Edward D., Yelp
- The food is great but the drinks are to die for! Watch yourself before you order the "large" b/c it's about the size of your head...I kid you not...The fresh made guac is consistently delicious and there's always a lively atmosphere. – JanieDee, Citysearch
- You won't regret the margarita, and, if you do, you probably won't remember after that cab ride home, it's strong, it's gigantic, it's impossible to pick up and drink, you kind of have to get your mouth up to it and tilt it ever so slightly to spill small amounts of it's gloriously golden contents down your soon to be enamoured gullet. The food is amazing… – reichertty, Citysearch
La Canada Flintridge
464 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada, California 91011Get Directions