Although there is bar seating along the windows, no one comes to Gringo for the view. This is especially true now that full demolition is going on across the alley in front of them. Actually, the teardown was kind of a cool old brick building. It makes me sad but hey, people need to live somewhere. Gringo is located on Blood Alley by the way, which neither got its name from abattoirs or executions.
I eventually overcame my inclination to fall off the stools and we got seated at the window (not for the view as mentioned previously). We ordered some tacos from our enthusiastic server who was very good at remembering our names. He also gave good ordering advice. The menu is short at Gringo including some bowls, burritos etc. We came for the tacos and were not sorry.
We started with tortilla chips and some very good guac. Chips are not house-made but they were warmed and proved to be adequate vehicles for the dip.
The tacos arrived, one of each that they offer. Four-inch double corn tortillas were a good start and each was generously filled. There were the usual suspects; ground beef, brisket, pulled chicken, pork, poached pollack (which fooled me into thinking that I was eating ceviche) and surprisingly, jackfruit. The toppings varied from pickled onions or jalapenos to fried onions, salsa and cracklings. A decent feed of tacos for $3 each.
I expect that the main attraction at Gringo for most people are the libations. A full bar offering beer and various Margherita's is probably the perfect companion to a taco (or visa versa).
Despite being chronic teetotalers we enjoyed Gringo and its relentless 80s theme including song after song which triggered old memories and anecdotes. 
For what it's worth, we give Gringo 3 out of 5.

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