After yesterday’s excitement today the much hyped Guzman y Gomez commenced normal operations.
Even at 11:50 the joint was jumping. They run a clever “take the money first” system which gets you a number which in turn emerges from the kitchen.
They’re definitely staffed up for a rush, probably more than 1 employee per square metre in there and flames belching off the grill in a pleasing and exciting manner.
The burrito is $10.50 so for the scope of this review I went for 2 quesadillas for $7.50.
The decor is pleasing wood tones and intriguingly they’re licensed with mexican beers, frozen margeritas, and tequila shots on offer.
To be honest I was expecting the more tex mex sincronizada de queso but one can hardly fault them for being more authentic than a taco bell.
My pork chipotle and steak chipotle’s were adequately fiery without being excessive and hot sauces are available if you really hate your tastebuds.
All in all not bad, worth a second visit and we might do a burrito showdown with Zambrero when things get to normal.
But compared to the gold standard of the Burmese Curry Place?
Well I’m still hungry, and it was 50c more.
Worth giving a try for dinner before hitting the town though.
(For more sub $10 lunches in Civic check the tag, if you’ve got recommendations let me know.)