Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Guzman Y Gomez - Brisbane CBD

When I ponder the question 'What's for Lunch/Dinner' (the never ending dilemma), Mexican is usually not something that springs to mind. However today, we attended Guzman Y Gomez at Eagle Street Pier for a farewell lunch gathering ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ.

Today we went in a group of 15 people. Having such a large group attending such a small shop, it would have been nice if we could book a table to ensure seating. However when we called, we were told that they have a policy that prohibits making reservations and were told to arrive early to ensure seating {{|└(>o< )┘|}}.

So, to ensure seating for 15 people, a buddy and I arrived just before 12 to find the restaurant mostly full. It took a lot of effort on the part of the waitress and the two of us to put a large enough table together to fit all of us. Perhaps it would have been easier if they had a policy of allowing bookings for large groups.

I ordered a beef enchilada. It was served with corn chips and guacamole. The texture of the rice inside was not bad, not over cooked not undercooked. The beef had a nice texture and was cooked till soft. I would have preferred a bit more guacamole next time though. As a person who doesnt usually like the powdery texture of beans, the beans in the burrito were sufficiently un-powdery to gain my seal of approval.

Guzman Y Gomez also offers a range of beers and other alcohol, setting it apart from a couple of the other lunch joints.

This is the spicy chicken enchilada which one of my associates ordered. He commented on how large the portion was for the price, and that he liked it.

Another friend ordered a chicken burrito

These are the Tacos.

Later on, I quizzed a mexican friend in relation to the authenticity of Guzman Y Gomez, and was told that the way they do fillings is very authentic. 

Guzman Y Gomez is a nice place for a quick lunch when you're looking for something out of the ordinary. I would have enjoyed it better if they had better options for a large group, but the waitresses were very accommodating.

Price Range: $10-$15 per person

Taste: 7/10
Price: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Environment: 5/10 (would be better if air conditioning provided)

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