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

rworange | Jan 29, 200810:05 AM

I mentioned this briefly in an old Gonzalez post

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.

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

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