Friday, September 2, 2011

Guzman Y Gomez @ Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Over the last months, we have been reading of a wave of Mexican cuisine that has settled into Brisbane but never really got around to trying it out. Mexican is something new particularly to Malaysia with the only options being nachos, fajitas and etc that you get from Chilli's and probably a handful of other restaurants.

In Brisbane, one of the names floating around is Guzman Y Gomez. While it sounds all fancy, it is essentially a fast food outlet that serves Mexican staples; nachos, burrito and tacos and most importantly to others, alcohol. Prices are slightly above your main stream outlets like McDonalds and KFC.

What I like about this outlet at the Emporium is parking, although it is a bit of a hit and miss, since it is quite limited.  


I think they have gotten their logo right, nice and bright.


Once you get the expectation that this is a fast food place, the sparse fixtures seems alright.


The nachos was pretty good; fresh guacamole, beans and beef topped generously on crunchy nachos. 


Truth to be told, this was the first time i ever had a burrito. What's inside? A choice of chicken, beef or fish, rice and beans, a lovely sauce that ties everything together. While I know of some who are not huge fans of the rice or the beans, I eat anything so this was a good all in one meal. Unless of course, if you need more, you can order some tacos too.


A choice of hard or soft tacos, the hard one probably tasting like the nachos, the soft tortilla with similar burrito fillings minus the rice I believe. 

Overall, a good introduction to Mexican food even though I do not have a clue as to how authentic this would be. I don't see why I wouldn't come back but that being said, with so many mexican places to try, it might be a while before I pop by for a revisit.

Address and contact details:

Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria Fortitude Valley on Urbanspoon

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Cheap mexican food with the option of beer to go with it, whats there not to like?


Michelle Chin said...

i love black beans with burrito!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: yeah well i have a friend who doesnt take beans and the wife whos not too big of a fan of rice in the burrito, like i said, happy to take both!

eatnownownow said...

I just tried Mad Mex! :) It was wonderful. I've heard that it might be cheaper than Guzman y Gomez. Of course, it's also on the dodgier side of the Valley since it's on Brunswick St Mall, haha.

CUMI & CIKI said...

WHAT?! first time you've ever had a burrito?! You've been missing out man! But yeah, looks lk a great place for fastfood Mex. but eh, not margharitas by the jug arr??! haha (tapau)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: i honestly think so! don't know why though..not sure about by the jug but im know they serve margarita slushies though

eatnownownow: you know i have no probs eating at Brunswick St Mall if i could find blardy parking since its a bit of a walk esp at night from my place, although u are the 2nd to say its good.