As an American living overseas, I often get Mexican/Tex-Mex food withdrawals.
After trying and crying over several ‘Mexican’ restaurants in Sydney, I found Mad Mex with some friends. And now there is an alternative: Guzman Y Gomez.
Guzman Y Gomez have eight outposts: Kings Cross, Bondi Junction, MLC Centre, Australia Square, Crows Nest, Westfield Sydney, Fortitude Valley, and Newtown, where I was yesterday.
Don’t be scared! Seats are empty because I was there at 11am!
GYG is a fresh fast food joint serving up tacos, quesadillas and burritos in the style popularised in California, New Mexico and Texas.
They have a simple menu where you pick your dish, your meat filling and any sides you want. There is also a condiment bar with a myriad of complimentary sauces to light a fire in your mouth.
The fillings include:
1. Chicken Guerrero
2. Spicy Chicken Guerrero
3. D.F. Steak & Onion
4. Beef Guerrero
5. Pork Chipotle
7. Veggie (includes quacamole)
I go for a Mini Burrito with D.F. Steak & Onion, Corn Chips & Guac and a can of drink. The D.F. Steak & Onion is slices of juicy, tender, flavorsome steak with sticky onions and just a little chipotle heat. The burrito is stuffed with rice, beans, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa and plenty of cilantro (coriander). Fresh and yummy!
For $12 altogether, you can’t beat it in Sydney.
GUZMAN Y GOMEZ Mexican Tequeria
175 King Street
Newtown, NSW 2042