Following a hankering for a Mexican meal last week, I had my first, long awaited visit to Guzman Y Gomez.
Armed with discount vouchers and hungry bellies, Miss Piggy and I scoffed down a hearty lunch for only fifty cents! (I’ll be exploring the world of vouchers a little more now that my 2012/2013 Entertainment Book has arrived).
When my sister and I visited Mexico years ago (we traveled by bus to a coastal town on the Baja peninsula called Encenada), I was struck by how fresh and beautiful the food is. Some of the Mexican food here in Australia is a terrible replica – there is nothing better than the real deal.
Most of the seating was outside but as it was a horrible rainy day, we opted to sit inside at the long communal table. Feeling like grandmas and not being able to hear ourselves talk, Miss Piggy had to ask the young, hip waitstaff to turn the booming Mexican tunes down a little.
For starters Miss Piggy and I shared a bag of thick corn chips with chunky guacamole. Then we each had a barramundi quesadilla and shared and enormous rice and vegie filled burrito. We also had two brightly coloured sweet Mexican soft drinks – these are the same ones Mad Mex has (mandarin is my favourite!).
There are other similarities to Mad Mex – both are fast and fresh, they make the food to order, you can wash your meal down with a Mexican beer and both are in the same price bracket. One big difference for those with a sweet tooth – there is no churros on the menu at GYG!
How did it rate?
I had been wanting to try GYG for ages and I enjoyed the food. While there aren’t as many options for vegos, I was still able to have a tasty lunch. I admit it’s not my favourite but if I was in the mood for Mexican and a GYG was nearby, I wouldn’t hesitate to go there again. It’s a happy face for me.