El Gallo Giro

Review by: Michael Stern

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.

Directions & Hours

3pm - 10pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 3:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

What To Eat

Chicken Mole

Chile Colorado

Tacos al Carbon

Camarones Borrachos



Chips and Salsa


El Gallo Giro Recipes


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