Gringos & Mariachis: The Shortest Distance Between The Lindley and Tijuana

Your dream Mexican meal comes to life inside the four funky walls of Gringos & Mariachis in Bethesda. Murals cover the walls in the unique setting, lending to the feeling that you stumbled down an alley on a trip to Tijuana and found the best little hidden restaurant. 

Look for a menu of authentic street food and classic drinks, including the all-important tacos, handmade salsas, and entrees like chile relleno. The bar offering is just as crucial, and Gringos & Mariachis specializes in tequila, whisky, and mezcal, whether they are in an expertly blended margarita, or just on their own to sip and savor. Gringos & Mariachis does a mean weekday happy hour with low-priced drinks and eats, and a weekend brunch with everything from pancake tacos heaped with al pastor to Mariachi French toast studded with fruit and nuts. 

Gringos & Mariachis has two Maryland locations, with the nearby spot on Cordell Avenue opening at 11:30 a.m. daily.