Eat Out Review: El Gallo Giro

Recently, we logged another attempt at our “Find a New Favorite Mexican Restaurant Quest”. The subject this time?   El Gallo Giro (Provo location on University Avenue). Though I really want to find a good “table service” restaurant (you know…you sit down & someone does everything for you…that’s the kind of service every mom needs once in awhile!), this place fared pretty well in the food department. Good salsa – check. Good entrees – check.

It’s another hole-in-the wall place…crowded and an interior that feels thrown together, but we’re here for the food, right? We went for lunch on a weekday and there were multiple emergency vehicles parked in front…this must be where the firefighters and paramedics go for lunch because we saw a steady crowd of emergency workers eating here…some would leave & others would arrive to take their place. When we walked in, there was no wait to order at the counter, but by the time we had our food, there was a line out the door. They give you a number to put on your table & bring your food to you.

First were the free chips and salsa (so glad they didn’t cut these out as some non-table service Mexican places do)…and they were YUMMY. Great salsa! They also have a salsa bar where you can fill little cups with various salsas and condiments (limes, pickled onions, etc.). Love that!

For entrees, Mr. Diner  ordered a smothered beef burrito and I had an employee’s recommendations – a enchilada/burrito special with the meats she recommended – a pork/beef combo (yes, you can have a combination of 2 meats in one item…like a chicken-pork burrito). I thought the meats had great flavors and were excellent. The beans & rice they were served with were typical.  Mr. Diner thought it was just okay because his meat was fatty. Mine was not…guess he just got a bad serving.
Anyway, prices are cheap with lunch specials as low as $3.99. Ours were about $6 each. Definitely going to go back for more. Next time, though, I want to try the mole!
El Gallo Giro
346 N University Ave  Provo, UT 84601
(801) 377-2571

 

 

Entree Price:  $

Average Fork Rating:  3.5
Mr. Diner: 3
Mrs. Diner: 4
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