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Richmond: Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant - Thai food with salsa and chips

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Richmond: Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant - Thai food with salsa and chips

rworange | Jan 29, 2008 10:05 AM

I mentioned this briefly in an old Gonzalez post
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/42076

However, for people who might be interested in Thai and not Mexican, it’s noted in the title of this post.

Gonzales now has a full Thai menu with 63 items. They are keeping the Mexican menu unchanged. So the server brings two menus, two dishes of salsa and a basket of hot chips.

Why not? Should the choice be Thai, there are the chips to munch on while waiting for the food.

There are 10 Thai lunch specials for $6.95.

I had the param rong song with choice of chicken for the meat. Beef or pork is the other choice.

The chicken in the thick, slightly spicy peanut sauce came on a bed of vegetables that included carrots, cabbage. some sort of spinach-like green and broccoli. A large scoop of white rice was on the side.

They have nice fresh lemonade which seemed to have some touch of Thai spice

The back of the restaurant menu has a strawberry drink that had tapioca. It doesn’t appear on the take-out menu and they were out of it.

I know nothing about Thai food. I enjoyed my meal. I suspect it is solid average Thai food … but again consider the source.

Actually I’m more likely to stop there for the Thai food rather than the Mex-American food which is fine but really, really ... really Mexican-American.

Some cold rainy day I’ll give one of the soups a try … probably the combo beef noodle with rare beef, beef ball and stewed beef.

The combo appetizer plate ($8.95) that has chicken satay, imperial rolls, fried tofu with peanut sauce, fried sweet potatoes and fried shrimp rolls is something that I’ll probably give a try one of these days … also the pumpkin curry.

The yellow banner about Thai food just went up and on my visit on Sunday I think I was the only person ordering Thai. The restaurant has good prices for Mexican food and was doing a surprisingly brisk business on a Sunday afternoon both in-house and take-out.

The really nice owner said the cooks were Thai so he decided to add Thai food.

I think it is a good decision. There are a zillion Mexican restaurants. There are a zillion Thai restaurants. Only one where you can get both … with chips.

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Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant
12955 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805

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