When Australia’s popular Mexican joint opened their third outlet in the West and had opening hours till dinner time, I was elated! Yes, I am talking about Guzman Y Gomez, a Mexican Taqueria situated in Star Vista mall. Bustling with people and a trademark Mexican festive atmosphere, this joint perfectly sets the mood for the evening. Before I start to write about the food, I must share with you that this place has secured the top spot in my quest for good Mexican food. The menu is interesting and it has perfect meal combination sets at affordable prices. The service staff suggest the optimum upsized meal options and guide you efficiently. Impressive right from the start, I must say.
A Mexican meal without Nachos or tortillas seems kind of incomplete. We ordered the ‘Corn Chips’ which are crisp and well-salted. Their guacamole dip (ordered separately) acts as a nice complement to the chips.
There are three choices of mains available at GYG: Burritos, tacos and quesadillas. Their ‘Burrito Bowl’ is one of my favourites. It consists of black beans, bell peppers, onions and guacamole. I go for an upsize of veggies which they provide in generous portions. This makes it a bigger bowl so that 2 pax can share it which makes it a steal. Also the freshness of the ingredients enhances the quality of the dish. Highly recommended.
I also ordered the ‘Veg Quesadillas’ as the other main dish. The newspaper print makes their food pop, increasing the Mexican feel of the place. You can choose to take 2 or 3 pieces in your dish. The cheesy effect merged with the fillings makes this a delicious offering. If you like a kick in terms of the sauce, go for their medium spicy or highly spicy sauce. Note that they offer 3 types of salsas, onions, and jalapenos as self service at no extra charge.
Just for the sake of trying a Mexican soda, I ordered the ‘Jarritos Mandarin’ soda. Though the fizz is lesser than the other aerated counterparts, I found it a bit too sweet for my liking. Spotting the 100% sugar label on the bottle after ordering certainly did not help.
If you work in CBD, you probably already know about GYG. The Star Vista outlet has both indoor and patio seating and is generally crowded. So arrive a bit early to get seats or order a takeaway and sit and eat on Star Vista steps and watch some performance. For its quality Mexican offerings, for quick service and for its wallet-friendly prices, Guzman Y Gomez is worth a sureshot visit!
|In a Nutshell||Deelightful Rating|
|Cuisine Type: Mexican||★★★1/2|
|Nearest MRT: Buona Vista|
|Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green #01-32 Star Vista, Singapore 138617|
|Timings: Mon-Sun: 10.30am – 9.30pm|
Loved your honest review… I like GUZMAN AND GOMEZ.. The one in Melbourne has a similar menu…. Their sauces and accompaniments are fab
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Thank you Sharvari 🙂 Glad to know that you have had a good experience with their offerings in Oz land too 🙂
Cool review! Do they do vegan options as well?
Hi Nat. I think that you can customize the burrito bowl to be made without cheese since its like a add-on. But I am not sure if they have vegan cheese for their quesadillas. If you place a request to them, maybe they will start offering a vegan version too 🙂 Thanks for liking the review 🙂