Carindale Shopping Centre just recently opened up their new extension and within this extension came a couple of new foodie delights to check out. First on our list was Guzman Y Gomez but we were unable to visit on their opening day as there was a big stretch of people line spilling out of their shop, it was like a giant long tequila worm. I said to Mr. H, they must have some crazy secret sauce or something for people to wait patiently in line for their turn. It turns out, GYG was offering free burritos for their special day, that’s why!
So, the TRIBE went the following Thursday night….around 6:30pm as to avoid the dinner time rush.
When you enter the shop you can’t help but notice the Cactus plants Dividing Wall, I think it’s so “preciosa” (beautiful). Something different and with the colour yellow, even when its raining outside the interior gives you that warm and sunny feeling.
Once we have acquired a table….you have to have a sharp eye and reflexes to get one, okay….which I gave the role to Mr. H and Miss M, they do it really like pros, I lead myself to the short conga line waiting my turn to order. There’s plenty of time to stare at the overhead menu board to plan out your order list mentally.
What I did with my TRIBE’s order list, I spread out the selection so that we can taste as much as we can bearing in mind the limitation of our tummy capacities.
So here’s what we have that Thursday night:
The kids enjoyed the Jarritos brand of soft drinks, we love the Pineapple and Mandarin flavours. I’ve ordered a frozen Sangria, which was enjoyable but I hardly finished it as I’m not a drinker and Mr. H was no help at all as he only took a couple of sips to taste it.
I’ve selected the 3 Tacos for AUD$10.50 and ordered: 1x Hard Shell with Beef Guerrero, 1x Hard Shell with Barramundi and a Soft Shell with Chicken Guerrero.
The Hard Shell Tacos were delicious, the crispy shells complemented the fillings inside. I didn’t particularly like the Soft Shell Taco, the fillings was nice but the Soft Shell was too bland for me to appreciate it.
I would definitely order GYG’s Famous Nachos next time I have a craving for Nachos. I love the corn chips that they served, totally different from the typical Doritos type. The cheese they use have a much sharper taste then your typical cheddar cheese. The guacamole is generous in portion and the Pico de Gallo salsa is fresh. What I also like is that their beans are not those mushed up sludge that you typically get from other establishment.
What is a Burrito and what is inside of it you might ask:
Well, it’s like a rolled up Kebab but in a different Mexican way of course! It is encase in a soft moist yummy flour tortilla.
You can choose whatever meat/fish filling you like on the menu, it is partnered with Pico de Gallo and Tomatillo salsa, flavourful rice, black beans and cheddar cheese.
Miss M and Mr. Adventurous loved their burritos, it is a heavy filling meal itself. I’ve ordered the Kid’s burrito without the beans and Mr. Adventurous ate all the filling and half the tortilla. I kept on asking him if he likes it and he gives me a two full thumbs up which is rare when we try out new places.
TRIBE’S FOODIE VIEW: GYG’s prices on their items are reasonable. The Tribe enjoyed our dinner and went home with full tummies. The food is kid’s friendly and what I like about the menu structure is you can cater it to what you want. If you don’t want beans on your burritos/tacos/nachos, you can ask them not to add it to your food. We would definitely go back again for their GYG’s Nachos…..
The service is fast as they have a different set of people who handles the food prep and another set to handle the customer ordering.
Tribe’s total bill for the night was AUD$57.50
OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sun 11am – 10pm
CONTACT NO: 07 3188 1704
LOCATION: Guzman Y Gomez
Shop1204 (new dining precinct)
1151 Creek Road
Carindale QLD 4152
F.Y.I~ I’m not related or connected to this business, the purpose of this post is to give you a sneak peek on our TRIBE’s eating out adventure. We paid with our own TRIBE money for our foodie purchases.