Guzman y Gomez definitely can’t compare to a Mexican restaurant like Mamasita, which we reviewed in our last blog post. However, as far as Mexican fast-food chains go Guzman y Gomes is one of the better options. It avoids some of the mistakes of other fast-food chains, such as Mad Mex (runny cheese sauce on their nachos rather than real cheese) and Salsa’s (they use the rice/beans from their burritos in their tacos as well… what even is taco?). The prices at Guzman y Gomez are fairly standard for Mexican fast-food, including $10.90 burritos and $11.50 nachos.
We bought these burrito bowls for just $5 each because of a special offer that was available back in March. Cheap, yay! However the original price is still pretty reasonable, considering that the bowls are a filling lunch option. All the burritos have rice, cheese, beans and salsa as a base, then you can pick a topping. We chose ‘pork chipotle’, which is spicy pulled pork , and the ‘farm fresh vegetables’ which are just capsicum, onion and mushroom. Normally guacamole costs extra, but the veg option includes guacamole for free!
Both of the bowls we tried had nice flavours, and were big enough to be satisfying but not heavy. They’re also much less messy to eat than wrapped burritos.
Verdict: Guzman y Gomez is a good choice for a quick and affordable Mexican food.