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El Griego Guiñador is a restaurant specializing in Mexican-style ice cream. It is used as a front by the Salamanca family to smuggle drugs across the US-Mexican border using a fleet of trucks.

History

Season 2

Mike is summoned by Hector to El Griego Guiñador. Hector explains what he wants Mike to do: he wants Mike to go to the district attorney and claim that the gun was his own, not Tuco's, and he didn't say anything before because he was rattled. Mike agrees, but still wants a payment. Hector's $5000 offer is off the table, and he offers to let Mike live if he agrees to the terms. Mike refuses, so Hector threatens to send Leonel and Marco to kill Stacey and Kaylee. Mike still doesn't budge, and demands $50,000, figuring that he needs the money more than Hector ever will. When Hector refuses, Mike produces his pistol, telling the Cartel underboss "either I get my money, or neither of us walk out of here." Impressed with Mike's "big balls," Hector agrees to pay Mike that fee. ("Bali Ha'i")

Mike begins surveilling the restaurant's activities at night.

The cold open shows the Regalo Helado semi-trucks travelling across the US-Mexico border and being inspected by border agents at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. ("Fifi")

Gus had Mike sprayed with cocaine on one of Regalo Helado’s trucks, leading for the truck to be seized stopped at the border crossing and drivers arrested. The DEA then raided El Griego Guiñador. ("Sunk Costs")

Trivia

  • El Griego Guiñador means "The Greek Winker" in Spanish. The given name Eladio means "the Greek" in Spanish and is the Spanish form of Helladius. This is a reference to Don Eladio the boss of the Juárez Cartel.
  • The restaurant used in filming is a real Mexican ice cream and dessert shop called "La Michoacana Mexican Ice Cream," which is interestingly similar to the name of the Salamanca's other restaurant El Michoacáno.

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