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Gardunos - Rio Rancho, NM


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Gardunos - Rio Rancho, NM

Billy Bob | Mar 20, 2007 12:35 PM


I am not much of a chain restaraunt guy, but I will on occasion while travelling, hit places that I am familiar with. Gardunos mexican is one of those places. I rate it as average to a little above average chain mexican fare from my past experiences. Today on my trip to Abq, I stopped in at the one in Rio Rancho and ordered two Carne Asada tacos. Now I have made tacos at home and will dip my tortillas in some hot oil to crisp them up just a bit and then drain them so they aren't that greasy. Sure there is still some, but not that much. These two tacos from Gardunos were so greasy, it was literally dripping off of the taco like a leaky faucet. A drip a second for the whole time I was eating it. I would guess at least a teaspoon or two of dripping grease pooled on my plate from each taco. Now I sat wondering, what preparation method would require that much grease? Is the meat literally swimming in grease? Are the tortillas soaked in grease instead of quick fried and drained? Being a farily decent cook, I am at a loss as to how you could get that much grease on a taco. Even Jack in Box deep fried tacos have less grease. I will not be going back to Gardunos after today's visit.

Billy Bob

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