Sunday, we went out to Gallardo’s Steak and Grill restaurant. This is the restaurant that took over the old Ms. Mendoza’s location. The new McDonald’s is getting close to opening beside it.
This is obviously a chain but I don’t know where it originates from. It has a very large menu with items that indicate a Mexican flair. The only thing Mexican I tried was the Margarita and it was good.
This is a new restaurant and Sunday it was filled to the brim. Cars were parked everywhere. The inside was full so we took two tables outside. In Panama, when a new place opens, I think it is a goal of all to try it within the first week.
Since the restaurant is new, the restaurant was packed and all employees are still in the training process, I was prepared for a time consuming luncheon event. It met my expectations.
I only took two photos since I was at a table for two. I did not get any photos from the other table of four, but I did receive their comments.
I ordered the Filet Mignon with French fries. The photo follows:
As you see from the photo, mine came with patacones and not the French fries. The waitress brought out an order of fries when I pointed out the mistake. The meat was supposed to be 8 ounces and it was at least that if not more. It was tender and I liked it.
My table mate had quesadillas. She liked them.
At the other table one of the kiddos had some chicken nuggets. He liked them and he is picky, so they were a success.
I gave my patacones to the other table and Natalie didn’t care for them. She said she likes them nice and crispy and these weren’t that way.
Most of my complaints should disappear after the staff gets used to the technology of electronic ordering and understanding their menu.
I forgot to mention that they have a private room that can be reserved for special functions.