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Guzman y Gomez Quesadillas. $10 lunch review

By johnboy - 17 August 2012 29

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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.)


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devils_advocate 2:56 pm 22 Nov 12

shauno said :

EvanJames said :

$10.50 for a BURRITO? Oh dear. Good mexican food is peasant food…earthy and filling and good. Cannot imagine what they’re serving at this place but suspect it’s tex-mex. Proper mexican would have a preponderance of beans, not beef. And pork before beef.

Its an idea imagine if Canberra had food courts like Singapore? Pepper crab for $25

Do you mean the hawker markets? That’s a completely different animal.

But agreed, it would be awesome. But labour costs are too high here to replicate the experience (including the middle-aged waitresses topping up your beer glass from a longneck of tiger sitting in an icebucket, haha)

Solidarity 2:34 pm 22 Nov 12

Is there any well priced food anymore? I was happy to find that Snag Stand opened up in Woden so I could stop spending $10+ on Burritos from Zambreros, but they leave me a bit dissapointed.

c_c™ 2:10 pm 22 Nov 12

I tried it the other day, after the price increase. Not much change out of $11 for a spicy chicken burrito that had only a couple of pieces of meat, was stodgy and dull and far from spicy. Tiny bit of salad that looked like they’d used a caulking gun to ration it, and a mountain of beans and rice as filler.

A very unsatisfying and pricey meal.

Keijidosha 2:04 pm 22 Nov 12

Following my previous comment (and in fairness to GYG), I’ve just noticed that Zambrero think their very average nachos offering is worth $12.50!

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:43 pm 22 Nov 12

Keijidosha said :

EvanJames said :

$10.50 for a BURRITO? Oh dear. Good mexican food is peasant food…earthy and filling and good. Cannot imagine what they’re serving at this place but suspect it’s tex-mex. Proper mexican would have a preponderance of beans, not beef. And pork before beef.

I dropped in to Guzman last week for some nachos and noticed a 10% price increase. That was a tipping point for me to turn on my heels. The quesadillas were already way overpriced IMO, and $11.50 for a handful of corn chips and toppings is laughable.

I tried it when first opened. one bit of quesadilla, straight in the bin. disgusting.

Keijidosha 12:36 pm 22 Nov 12

EvanJames said :

$10.50 for a BURRITO? Oh dear. Good mexican food is peasant food…earthy and filling and good. Cannot imagine what they’re serving at this place but suspect it’s tex-mex. Proper mexican would have a preponderance of beans, not beef. And pork before beef.

I dropped in to Guzman last week for some nachos and noticed a 10% price increase. That was a tipping point for me to turn on my heels. The quesadillas were already way overpriced IMO, and $11.50 for a handful of corn chips and toppings is laughable.

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 11:58 pm 20 Aug 12

I think it’s fair to say that Canberra doesn’t offer any decent quality, authentic or otherwise, Mexican cuisine.

OzChick 9:53 pm 20 Aug 12

I was told Zambrero Canberra Centre will be offering $5 burritos every Wednesday.

Can someone confirm this?

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