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!
346 N University Ave Provo, UT 84601