Guzman y Gomez is your no-frills Mexican dining. Step into this chic-looking restaurant and you will find yourself momentarily transported to the streets of Mexico. Bask in the splash of colours across the walls and dine over textile tables pieced together by colourful motifs.
I know Guzman y Gomez for the many times I have walked within Tanjong Pagar Centre – a favourite lunch spot where the crowd spilled all the way to the common seating area because inside is always full-house.
We visited the outlet at The Star Vista on a weekend afternoon. The restaurant interior spelt vibrancy and the menu items shone as bright as that. Be it burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, nachos, tacos, quesadillas or salads, you can choose to fill it up with your desired fillings such as the grilled chicken, slow roasted beef, pork or pan seared barramundi. Vegetarians can even have the option of sautéed vegetables with guacamole too.
Just beside the counter, you can create your own salsas with the likes of roasted jalapeno, coriander and roasted onion.
Starting with the Tacos ($8.50/2pcs, $11.50/3pcs), the affable pricing came with three good selection of meats where we happily had the barramundi, chicken and pork.
Wrapped in soft tortilla, each pocket was generously stuffed while the tomato salsa lent a tanginess that pierced through all the meatiness.
If you are looking for something straight-up easy for munching and convenient to eat and walk, the Burritos ($7.90 mini, $10.90 regular) certainly can’t leave your hands.
They made the perfect tortilla roll loaded with rice, Jack cheese, vegetarian black beans and salsa. Seemed mushy, but they weren’t a complete mess. I could actually taste those puffy rice studded with stubborn beans alongside those juicy tomatoes.
Enchiladas $14.90 would give me food coma should I devour it whole for myself. The massive figure was likened a giant friend of the burrito, well-dressed in a coat of guacamole and salsa, while garnished with chipotle crema and corn chips. The guacamole was unusually smooth with little soft chunks that glided across my tongue.
The fuzzy feeling of comfort food simply made me sent my kisses for this.
Burrito Bowls $10.90 is another version of the burrito wrap, but served open-faced.
The spicy grilled chicken we ordered was lip-smacking delicious with the multitude of flavours. If only the rice was slightly more moist, this dish would easily be my next favourite.
Guzman y Gomez does a mean pair of crispy churros $3.95 dusted in sugar. Chocolate sauce on the alert too.
Guzman y Gomez
1 Vista Exchange Green #01-32, The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
Tel: +65 6694 2044
Daily: 10:30am – 9:30pm
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