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Chiringo -- Tapas and Fine Dining With Low-Key Spanish Style
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Chiringo's offers fresh, Spanish-inspired tapas and dinners, as well as a few all-American favorites--along with patio dining, breezy Gulf views, and fabulous cocktails. A popular spot among locals and tourists alike, expect friendly service, a casual atmosphere, and fresh, colorful dishes that can be endlessly customized. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Inspired by the small restaurants scattered along Spanish beaches, Chiringo offers tapas, full plates, and fabulous drinks. The restaurant prides itself on fresh, colorful ingredients, and they deliver; locals keep coming back for the fabulous flavors and beachy atmosphere. Patio seating, an open-air bar, and mouthwatering food make the experience unforgettable every time. 

Chiringo’s offers both upstairs and downstairs patio dining; opt for upstairs seating, and you’ll be rewarded with lovely Gulf views. Because it’s within easy walking distance from the beach, this is a favorite stop-over among vacationers, but locals from the surrounding area often travel in to enjoy Chiringo’s atmosphere, as well. Expect a fun, beachy casual atmosphere; this is a great low-key date spot, and it’s often packed to capacity during busy summer evenings. 

The menu here has something for everyone–from the youngest and pickiest eaters of the family to the most discerning Spanish-food tastes. You’ll find all-American burgers, fish sandwiches, and Cubans–as well as fresh, beautifully-crafted rice bowls, salads, and even fresh poke. Although the fried oysters leave a little to be desired, you’ll be blown away by the house-made guac, salsa, and snapper dips–all fan favorites. 

Our favorite menu items include:

The Chop-Chop Bowl 
The ultimate light, customizable bowl that’ll fill you up while packing a wallop of fresh flavors. Each bowl features fresh yellow rice, leafy greens, tomatoes, and pickled onions, topped with a curry mustard sauce. Choose from chicken, fish, or shrimp to top it off, and you’ll be blown away by the flavors. 

Fish Sandwich
A simple but excellent favorite, the fish sandwich is crafted fresh using the catch of the day. Opt for your fish blackened, grilled, or fried, and you’ll receive it served up with lemon aioli, tomato, and arugula, all on a fresh brioche bun. 

As with pretty much everything else on Chiringo’s menu, the taco menu gives you plenty of options to build your ideal taco. Each order comes with two tacos, which are suprisingly filling. Choose from fish, shrimp, chicken, or veggies for your protein; meats can be blackened, grilled, or fried. Then choose between baja or Cabo-style toppings. Baja toppings include jalapeno and chipotle crema, cabbage, and pickled onion; Cabo-style includes jalapeno aioli, cilantro, radish, and cotija cheese. Our favorite? Chicken tacos, blackened, served cabo-style. But you can’t go wrong! 

Chiringo is located on the corner of Defuniak St. and Holtz Ave. in Grayton Beach, Florida. Just a couple of blocks from the Gulf, it’s a convenient stop after a day of exploring Grayton Beach. 

Insider Tips:
– Chiringo doesn’t typically take reservations, and they tend to fill up quickly on weekend evenings.
– Wondering if Chiringo is kid-friendly? It is! They even offer kid-favorite staples like hot dogs, burgers, mac and cheese, and fries, along with other traditional tapas options.