About ten minutes west of Price Smart is a new and excellent place to enjoy excellent food from the north, the north of Mexico. Gringos Mexican restaurant is open and if you are heading to Bugaba or doing a border run it is the best place to stop and eat a fresh, oversized real mexican meal.
Gary, the owner and chef chopped his first lettuce in Hussongs Cantina in Ensenada Mexico and his love of cooking Northern Mexican cuisine has taken a path from Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Isla Colon Panama and now the road to Bugaba. I now know I can find a good fix of fresh Sonoran Cuisine without flying to Arizona.
We were warmly greeted, given some chips and custom salsa, picante for me and without any taste for Mayra. I asked what was looking good for the day and Mayra selected a Chili Relleno, I choose a Carnitas Burrito, Gary also brought out something unique from Hussongs to Gringos. I always called a Chimichanga a big Mexican Eggroll, well in Hussongs they have a chicken chili egg roll, innvovation and fusion and it was exceptional and unexpected to have on put in front of us in Bugaba.
Above is a Hussong inspired Eggroll Mexicano, I recommend it without reservations or with them if you wish.
I love Carnitas, and this smothered burrito was excellent, more food than I could eat.
The Chili Rellenos I know are all breaded and fried, this one was baked, it was better. A nice vegetarian solution to my favorite meat laden dishes.
Gringos is more than just another roadside attraction, it is about 10 minutes west of Price Smart in David just before Concepcion Bugaba.
Gringos is open 11:30am – 7pm, Monday – Saturday. No credit cards, cash only and yes they will do the jubilado discount. The location despite being on the highway is lovely, the food even better.