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Published September 20th 2012
Mexi - Can Make Burritos
Located in Broadbeach, under the Oracle, and serving light, tasty and cheap meals, GyG is the perfect place for pre-crazy-night-on-town drinks and dinner, or just a small quiet meal with a few friends or just one person you find really attractive.
Once, some representatives from there came to my work. They gave me six cards entitling the bearer to a 'Free Burrito.' I was supposed to give the cards out to my colleagues, so we could all try the burritos then recommend them to guests. I put all six in my wallet, and used them myself over the ensuing weeks at times when I had spent all my money on drinking and could not afford to eat out.
I don't feel bad. After all, I'm writing this favourable review. Hopefully some of you will take it upon yourselves to visit GyG and help pay my debt. The burritos are good. I would not recommend them if they did not meet my exacting Burrito Judgement Criteria. I have been to Mexico. I know burritos like a Mexican knows how to grow a moustache. I know burritos like a Mexican knows how to load the maximum amount of sticks onto a donkey. I know burritos like a Mexican knows…. well… burritos.
They play actual Mexican music in there. As mentioned, I have been to Mexico. I have shaken my hips to sexy dirty Mexican beats with sexy Mexicans all over that tequila-drenched land. When I am in GyG, I close my eyes and pretend I am in a dimly lit tequila bar, surrounded by salsa and serenaded by sultry Spanish strains. When I hear someone say 'get away from the strange, gyrating lady, darling,' I know it is time to open my eyes, stop shaking my ass, and not to make look at any of the people in the line as I wait for my 'Free Burrito.'
They stock Pacifico and Modelo, which, in spite of what Corona advertisements entice you to believe, are the beers real Mexicans drink in real Mexico. They also do a pretty mean margarita. Meaner than a knife fight in a Mexican prison.
The big wooden benches outside are perfect for group Mexican consumption, while the tables inside are smaller and more intimate, for smaller groups or burrito dates. Although I would not advise two people on a first date to eat burritos in front of each other. Beans running down your chin are not conducive to a romantic atmosphere. The sexy dirty Mexican music will probably get you in the mood anyway.
And of course, they don't just do burritos, all the other Mexican favourites are there. I would hazard a guess that all the food is as excellent as the burritos, but I can't say for sure, because I was never given a card saying 'Free Taco' or 'Free Quesadillas.'