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El Guanaco; Troy/DTW

rainsux | Jan 16, 201503:38 PM

I like El Guanaco. I like it a lot. Not fancy. Actually; it's a hole in the wall.

Service was prompt and attentive.

A small bowl of salsa & basket of chips was delivered immediately. I liked the medium spiced, thick, chunky salsa. The chips were good and not over-salted.

I ordered the Salvadoran equiv of fajitas w/chicken, beef & shrimp. The amount of food was generous. The proteins were nicely seasoned and hot. The grilled vegetables were fresh and grilled to perfection. The raw veggies were lettuce, cucumber and tomato. All were fresh and chilled. The two tomato slices were fantastic (for winter). The flat bread (brain-fade ... tortilla-like) was warm with a good texture and taste. Better than any tortilla will taste. I will order again.

I ordered a side of fried plantains. They were very good and served hot. I will order again.

Tiny space. Cramped parking. I was asked to sit at a table too near the door; cold and breezy. I should not have accepted that seating - my fault. They need a 2nd door on the entryway to at least break the cold breeze whenever the door is opened.

I counted eleven (11) 2-top tables that MIGHT squeeze four, if you are really friendly and don't order much food.

No liquor license.

Sign on the window says WiFi ... is wrong. No WiFi.

CCW friendly.

I will return.

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