As temperatures rise, maybe you've developed a hankering for some warmer food, too? Warmer as in South of the Border. For residents in and nearby Cedar Rapids, Gringo's Mexican Restaurant is a hot spot for enjoying "the flavors of Mexico in a relaxing Old World atmosphere."
From fajitas, quesadillas, and enchiladas to chimichangas, tacos, and burritos... Gringo's serves up all your Mexican favorites. Munch on the free chips and salsa before your meal comes.
On my visit, I chowed down on the Burrito El Charro. It's a HUGE char-grilled burrito stuffed with chicken, pork, or steak (I chose chicken), rice, grilled onions, and chile con queso topped off with enchilada sauce and sour cream. It was scrumptious and filling. (Like, really filling. I was so stuffed I could hardly move... and still had half a burrito left over for the next day!)
Gringo's is located at 207 1st Ave. SE in downtown Cedar Rapids and is open Mon-Tue 11 AM to 2 PM, Wed-Thur 11 AM to 9 PM, and Fri-Sat 11 AM to 10 PM.
Check out Gringo's website for a full menu as well as catering options. Give 'em a "like" on the Gringo's Facebook page and be sure to check in on Foursquare when you hit them up for delicious Mexican food.