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I keep passing a new place called Old Gringo on the corner of Tysoe St and Rosebery Ave, near to Exmouth Market. They are advertising mexican and brazilian food. Just wondered if any CHounds had checked it out?

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  1. I passed that yesterday and was wondering the same thing. I don't really live in that area of town and would like to know if it merits a special trip.

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    1. re: greedygirl

      I must say that any place advertising its food as Mexican/Brazilian would seem suspect to me. I'd be similarly suspicious of a restaurant specializing in Mexican AND Brazilian food. Why not just do one of those two? Then again, the proof of the pudding in the eating. I am genuinely curious, albeit a tad pessimistic.

      Random note: the other day I walked past a little restaurant in Mayfar serving Polish and Mexican (or "Mexican", rather) food. So anything is possible.

      1. re: D Hound

        fyi that little restaurant in mayfair serving mexican and polish has been written about by leff.

        1. re: howler

          Name of restaurant... I know someone's mentioned it before, but I don't remember. If Leff writes about it, is that like God endorsing a certain political candidate? :-)

          1. re: howler

            Went there (L'Autre is the name of the place) on his advice, it's good for the Polish stuff. Haven't tried the mexican stuff there. More details: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/524460

            1. re: limster

              Thanks... sounds like an appropriate name! French name... Mexican and Polish food.

          2. re: D Hound

            okay so my partner cycles by this place everyday and finally dragged me for dinner on saturday evening. we had a sort of late (9pm) booking and the room was not very busy.
            things started out worrisome as they ran out of triple sec so no margaritas, the caiparinha was a really excellent substitute. they also ran out of burritos (a party of girls ordered six). it's obvious the kitchen doesn't want to be wasteful and they may be struggling.
            that's a shame because the food we ordered was absolutely delicious and really affordable.
            we ordered nachos to start which were inexpensive but nothing to write home about, our mains were so big though that the starter was unnecessary.
            can't remember the given names of either of our dishes but they were both labeled as "Brasilian" I went for Haddock with mixed veg he went for prawns in a creamy cheesy squash soup with perfect green rice. Everything was cooked perfectly and we'll definitely go back. Mains were under a tenner each.