El Gallo Giro

Mexican | Tex-Mex
Worth a return

Great true-Mex and Tex-Mex food! Start with hominy-pork soup (pozole), campenchana (octopus and shrimp in a garlic-lime marinade) or freshly-made guacamole accompanied by chips and salsa. Quaff a Mexican beer or creamy-sweet horchata (rice milk), then move on to a beautiful plate of chicken mole blanketed with intense chile-chocolate sauce or fish tacos on soft tortillas. We loved our carne borracha, which is shredded beef besotted with hot peppers, onions and tomatoes; the molcajetes, served in lava rock bowls, are a dining event. Even the refried beans are extra-good, sprinkled with crumbled cotija cheese.

More familiar Tex-Mex meals are mighty tempting, too: enchiladas, chimichangas, fajitas, etc. El Gallo Giro’s little tacos, selling for a dollar apiece, are local legend. You can have them filled with steak, pork, goat, cheek, tongue, chicken, or tripe.

What to Eat
Chicken Mole
Chile Colorado
Tacos al Carbon
El Gallo Giro, Camarones Borrachos
Camarones Borrachos
The camarones borrachos is served in a molcajete and came out so bubbling hot, I had to wait several minutes for it to cool down. Note just how large the shrimp are in this outstanding dish.
El Gallo Giro, Horchata
The huge portion sizes include the beverages, such as this delicious and extra cinnamony horchata.
El Gallo Giro, Chips and Salsa
Chips and Salsa
The chips are homemade, the salsa tastes fresh and spicy. I can't remember the last time I had better chips and salsa.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday3pm - 9pm
Tuesday3pm - 9pm
Wednesday3pm - 9pm
Thursday3pm - 9pm
Friday12pm - 10pm
Saturday12pm - 10pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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