Revolving restaurants - Nardo's and Gringo Gordo's

by connie, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 22:06 (307 days ago)

Can anyone tell or know if anyone has moved into the spaces vacated by these 2 restaurants? Thanks.

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Revolving restaurants - Nardo's and Gringo Gordo's

by Linda from Canada @, Zihua and Grand Marais, Manitoba, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 07:03 (307 days ago) @ connie

No one is in the space of Gringo Gordo at this time- it has a "for rent" sign.

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Revolving restaurants - Nardo's and Gringo Gordo's

by HolyMole @, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 15:35 (306 days ago) @ connie

Can anyone tell or know if anyone has moved into the spaces vacated by these 2 restaurants? Thanks.

"Revolving restaurants" is right. Just in the past decade along Adelita, you had Salvadors move from the foot of the pedestrian bridge (where Restaurant Adelita was, last time we were in Zihua), down to Nardo's original location further down Adelita, where the street branches to go towards the smaller footbridge one way, and the other way dead-ends at Casa Loma Bonita. Nardo's had moved further up Adelita, past where the old Casa Café was.
Then, Salvador moved over into the old El Perla Negra location, (beside what later became La Terracita), and Nardo's moved back into their original spot. El Perla Negra moved into their spot next to the entrance of La Cieba condo, (is El Perla Negra still there? Once, Abelardo explained to me why the feminine "Perla Negra" has "El", instead of "La" but I can't remember why, now)
Someone mentioned Sixtinos recently. Once, it was called Fortinos (get it?) and they had a funky little plant-filled place along Alvarez in Centro. Then they moved to Adelita, then....?
Another that we followed around to at least 5 different locations was Mi Chayito, originally (I think) at the far end of the little plaza off Calle del Ejido, where the flophouse is now located, (which itself was originally down at the end of the plazuella, beside Mi Chayito), over to Vicente Guerrero, then over to Adelita, then out to the far end of La Ropa road in that hotel, (Las Palmas?), then, last time we saw them - along La Ropa road. Hope Mi Chayito survives somewhere.
And who recalls "De Donde Eres?" on Adelita? And Blue Mamou?
Just saying these names makes us ache to get back.

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by Lee of Lino, Lino Lakes, MN, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 16:23 (306 days ago) @ HolyMole

Wow! Your memory is much, much better than mine but I do remember Blue Mamou

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 16:31 (306 days ago) @ HolyMole

The owner told me that El Perla Negra was named after the ship in Pitates of the Caribbean. It’s El because iit identifies a barco (masculine) rather than a perla (feminine).

That’s what he told me. I take no further grammatical responsibility.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 16:42 (306 days ago) @ Fran

I got the same explanation from Abelardo when I asked.

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by HolyMole @, Friday, November 17, 2017, 16:07 (305 days ago) @ Fran

The owner told me that El Perla Negra was named after the ship in Pitates of the Caribbean. It’s El because iit identifies a barco (masculine) rather than a perla (feminine).

That’s what he told me. I take no further grammatical responsibility.

That`s what Abelardo told me too. But to thicken the plot, what about that wonderful song by Linda Ronstadt on her `Canciones de Mi Padre` album called La Barca de Guaymas``......it seems that `boat` can be either el barco or la barca.
Spanish can be almost as crazy as English.

(I recall that great comedy routine on Ed Sullivan years ago, of the fellow teaching English to a foreigner, instructing him to pronounce each word according to its spelling. First word is bough`, which the student has no idea how to pronounce. The teacher pronounces it, then writes `dough`on the blackboard. The student, naturally, rhymes it with `bough`, and teacher`tells him the correct way to pronounce it. Then he writes `through`` with similar results, then `though`, then ènough`....until finally the student gives up entirely.)

Revolving restaurants - Nardo's and Gringo Gordo's

by OlsenMN, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 17:20 (306 days ago) @ HolyMole

Nothing ever replaced the vibe and the food and the hosts of De Donde Eres.

Revolving restaurants - Nardo's and Gringo Gordo's

by dees_1, Friday, November 17, 2017, 09:42 (306 days ago) @ OlsenMN

De Donde Eres was a special place! Food was always wonderful and it was great to see something new each day! There were times when we ate there 10 out of 14 times for dinner. Neek used to let some visitors cook there if they wanted. I did (in their second year) and make chicken/shrimp gumbo and NY style cheesecake.

We stay in touch with Neek and Sabrina.

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by Pelicano, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 19:41 (306 days ago) @ HolyMole

I was told by a reliable source that they move because they can't carry the rent in the off season...

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by Jackie, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 20:51 (306 days ago) @ Pelicano

Or is the real reason they closed because of the extortionists who have caused so many other restaurants and businesses to close. Elvira's being one of them. I hope not.

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by Doozer, Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:01 (306 days ago) @ Jackie

Not Casa Elvira on Paseo del Pescador? That's one of our favorites and has been there forever.

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by Jackie, Friday, November 17, 2017, 17:03 (305 days ago) @ Doozer

No I was referring to Elvira's on La Ropa. So sorry it is gone. It was one of my favourites.

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by victorio, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 23:02 (306 days ago) @ Pelicano

Hola
The reason Gringo Gordos closed was not because of rent or lack of business or extortion. It was because they were too successful. Dennis and Geralynn (sp?) came here to retire. They found that they were spending too much time working. They had no time to enjoy their retirement. They have moved to Ixtapa where Dennis plays a lot of golf.
He still has a passion to cook, just doesn't want to do it full time. He plans to do occasional catering gigs, just hasn't started yet. He had planned to do an USA Thanksgiving meal for about 30 people, but things didn't work out.

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by Charlybby, Saturday, November 18, 2017, 13:59 (304 days ago) @ victorio

Also, Nardos is now on Calle Ejido past Señor Pintos in old Fireballz

Revolving restaurants - Nardo's and Gringo Gordo's

by HolyMole @, Saturday, November 18, 2017, 15:01 (304 days ago) @ Charlybby

Also, Nardos is now on Calle Ejido past Señor Pintos in old Fireballz

Interesting. Has Fireball relocated or just shutdown? That location was an aggravating noise source for several years to those of us staying up above the hardware store at Nora's.....not so much as Fireball's, but the previous bar, that blasted "music" into the street at all hours, even when there were no customers.

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by Charlybby, Saturday, November 18, 2017, 16:40 (304 days ago) @ HolyMole

Fireballz moved to Ixtapa last year. Also, The Flophouse closed, heard they're moving but no one seems to know for sure! Totally gutted now :(

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by Casa Juan @, Sunday, November 19, 2017, 08:08 (304 days ago) @ Charlybby

Nardo's must have had a "soft" opening last night 11/18, they were closed at 7:30 [m despite the sign saying they were open until 10 pm, Phone # is 755 118 1912 or 755 119 9079 might be worth an advance call to find out closing time

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by OlsenMN, Sunday, November 19, 2017, 10:04 (304 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Nardo's must have had a "soft" opening last night 11/18, they were closed at 7:30 [m despite the sign saying they were open until 10 pm, Phone # is 755 118 1912 or 755 119 9079 might be worth an advance call to find out closing time

They have been open for weeks but I have never seen a diner there, and unfortunately they will be having live music tomorrow with Skalibur, one of the loudest rock bands around.