Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Plaza Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant - Dunedin

I had spent the morning at D.lightfultouch Day Spa and Salon in Palm Harbor and was feeling a little bit hungry. I figured I would just drive south on Alternate 19 until something popped out at me! I passed several locations that I thought would be interesting, but I wasn't in the mood for Italian or deli, so I just kept driving. When I got into Dunedin, I remembered a little Mexican restaurant, El Zarape, which I used to frequent, and wondered if it was still there. I continued to 2020 Bayshore Drive, but there was no El Zarape. In it's location, is another Mexican restaurant named Plaza Garibaldi.

I decided to stop, since there was a sign outside advertising margaritas! It's funny - that is the reason why I stopped and I didn't actually have one.

I was greeted as soon as I entered. It was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and there were numerous other diners. Most were enjoying the margaritas! I looked around and it looked very clean. I ordered my iced tea and started perusing the menu. The waiter brought me the chips and salsas - regular and hot. I loved having the hot salsa in addition to the regular. What a nice touch, I thought to myself.

The waiter showed me the daily specials. I couldn't decide whether to have the $4.99 special or just have one of the regular lunches, which average $5.50. Ugh, I always have the hardest time trying to decide between a chimichanga ($5.75), a chili relleno ($5.50), tamales ($5.50) or fajitas ($6.99). [The chili relleno was made with a green chile.] I finally decided to go with the daily special, so I ordered the bowl tostado. My choices were shredded beef, ground beef or chicken. I opted for the shredded beef.

It didn't take very long for my friendly waiter to arrive with my lunch. Either that, or I was so absorbed in the conversation at the next table, that I didn't realize how much time had passed! Just kidding, I couldn't quite hear them!

Plaza Garibaldi is open 7 days a week, with specials every day. Oh, the Mexican beers are only $2.75 and served with an ice cold glass! Monday through Thursday, Buy one meal and get one half off with the purchase of two drinks and on Sundays, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.

If you want to call them, their number is 727-330-7648. Tell them Tampa Bay Afternoon Delight sent ya!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are back and reviewing my favorite food of all time - Mexican! The only thing you forgot was ME!