Gringos Locos anticipates a Summer 2018 opening, “two to three months from now,” according to a Gringos Locos employee.

The Mexican restaurant has faced licensing and permit hurdles, according to the employee, and plans to have them resolved for an opening around June of this year.


Originally, Gringos Locos planned to open in September 2017 shortly after the semester began. Students have shown a fervent love for the Central Florida restaurant, which also has locations throughout Downtown Orlando.

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The University of Central Florida has signed a lease with Gringos Locos, often referred as “Orlando’s Best Mexican Food,” who will occupy the space in Knights Plaza where Kyoto Sushi & Grill served.

Knight News spoke with UCF News & Information Assistant Director Mark Schleub on the new restaurant.

“We hope Gringos Locos will open in time for the start of the Fall semester,” Schleub said.

“We’ve heard a lot of positive feedback from students about Gringos Locos coming to UCF, so we think this dining option is a good fit for our campus.”

The Mexican restaurant will be working on interior renovations prior to opening, which involves additional permitting and inspection, and may delay its debut.

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