136 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020
|Guadalahonky's is Draper, Utah's original Mexican restaurant! We have been open since December of 1988, and yes at that time our only neighbors were cows! People who know great Mexican food will tell you Guadalahonky's is the place to go- to go. Our salsa is famous, one bite and you'll see why. Guadalahonky's offers a wide variety of Amexicana & Tex Mex classical favorites from Chimichangas to Enchiladas, Tostadas to Asadas, Fajitas to Stir Fry, we also offer a Veggie menu and an American menu for those of you who have a timid tongue. But don't worry only our Fuego (fire) menu is really spicy. Our menu is huge- huge, yeah you could say that about our portions too!|
|Mexican, Tex-Mex, Family Restaurant, Casual Dining, Take-out, Catering, Cantina|
Guadalahonky's Mexican Rstrnt
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Latin American, Bar & Grills
Price Range : Average
I have always heard great reviews on most Mexican restaurants because most of it comes from a can from Sysco but I like the real McCoy. I want fresh meat and beans with homemade sauces. This is American Mexican food. It's good but not authentic. I have to say I like the Americanized version. Good food and drink and good looking patrons at the bar on Thursdays and weekends. I like it.
12/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I'll have to agree with the more recent reviews here. My husband and I tried this place and were very disappointed. I honestly don't know why it was so busy.
The food isn't awful, but I wouldn't call it good either.
Service was OK, but the food was a huge disappointment. We won't be going back.
04/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
A coworker heard that I loved Mexican food, and recommended Guadalahonky's to me since I live on the South end of the valley. She had recently dined there for her birthday, and said it was great. My wife and I decided to stop there based on her review.
I should have remembered that this coworker often enjoys turkey and cheese on white with nothing else on it for lunch. The flavor combination of her topping-free sandwich perfectly describes the essence of Guadalahonky's - it is bland, boring, unremarkable, and generic. If you like places such as Su Casa and think frozen burritos with Pace Picante Sauce are the bomb, this place is for you.
The chips and salsa is exactly as many reviewers described: store-bought chips and watered-down pace with a few fresher vegetable chunks. I ate it, and it was okay, just not anything remarkable. I ordered the ""Mucho Macho Plato,"" which consisted of a chile verde chimichanga and a chile relleno (both smothered with chile verde), a tamale and a cheese enchilada (both smothered w/Enchilada sauce), a beef taco, and rice with beans to fill in the gaps. The chile verde had good chunks of pork, but was not spicy in the least. The tamale was decent, but bland, and the enchilada sauce tasted canned and overly salted. The taco was good with shredded beef. The rice was terrible - just that awful flavor of bad wannabe mexican rice, but the beans were good. The chile relleno had delicious white mexican cheese filling, and was probably the best thing on there. The fixings included a tiny dollop of sour cream and an even smaller dollop of guacamole (you guessed it - boring guac).
My wife had a Navajo taco. Once again - just flat out boring. Very school-cafeteria.
The prices are on par with average mexican restaurants, but the food is below-average. Kids might dig it, but mexican food lovers will scoff - it's just not that good. If I suffered from frequent heartburn, didn't want to drive, and knew my kids wouldn't eat anything but Mac n' Cheese, I would visit this establishment. Otherwise, I would not make the effort. I am very unlikely to return until my tastebuds are dead and gone.
02/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I drive past this restaurant everyday on my way to and from work and hadn't ever eaten there. Some friends of mine had gone there and said the food wasn't that great, but I still wanted to try it myself since I'm a big fan of Mexican food. After reading their website where they talk about their homemade salsa and their claim of being ""Rated Utah's top Mexican Restaurant"" my wife and I decided to give it a shot.
The decor was early 90s, and gave me the feeling of being in a cheap Tijuana restaurant (they have a big cartoon painting of a smiling donkey with sunglasses that's hideous). Bad Sign.
The chips and salsa were junk. The chips were obviously store bought tortilla chips; they looked and tasted like something you'd buy wholesale in a big bag from Costco. The ""homemade"" salsa was terrible. As a previous commenter mentioned, it tasted like Pace Picante. In fact, I'm about 95% positive that's exactly what it is and is probably being used as some sort of cost cutting measure. Who wants to go to a restaurant and eat stale store bought chips w/ Pace Picante? I don't even eat Pace at home because it's such a low quality salsa.
I ordered the chicken fajitas. I'm pretty sure my order sat under a heat lamp for a while because the cup of grated cheese they included was completely melted. They gave me a very tiny bit of guacamole so I really couldn't even say if that tasted decent or not. The rice was soggy and the beans were very dry, especially on top. They looked like beans that had been stored in a fridge/freezer overnight and reheated. The chicken seemed like it was good quality and it tasted fine. That's probably the only thing that was decent.
The service was fine but that doesn't make up for the sub par food. Overall, below average.
12/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had to go there for a work function a few times and each time the food was just so bland. It tastes like they got the food from the grocery store, opened it and put it on a plate for you. I would not go back again unless I had to for work again. It is like most typical Utah Mexican Food places that just is very bland and people from Utah got used to the taste so they might like it, but someone that has lived around the US knows that this is not good Mexican food.
06/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After reading the info on the web site i decided to go there for lunch to try their ""amazing"" salsa. Well, as soon as we sat down and i noticed the cheap (and slightly stale) store bought chips i was skeptical. Sure enough, the salsa was not a great as touted. It basically tasted like Pace Picante with a little extra pepper and hot sauce. We ordered the 2 taco special with chicken filling. It was decent but nothing to rave about. Pretty bland for the most part. The beans were ok and the rice was forgettable. The only positives i have to say is that the service was adequate, the kids menu had a lot to choose from, and the tacos didnt seem to be very heavy and fattening. I wouldnt say i would be going out of my way to go there again. Coming from Arizona, this mexican food is sub par.
04/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My first time visiting this what you call a restaurant was on a Friday night after work. We got there around 5:40pm we finally got served around 6:45. I got full on the chips and salsa, one thing that was good on the food quality. The rest is like paying someone to serve you a burrito with refried beans from a can! Yuck! And they are expensive too for the what you call food that they somewhat serve.
10/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We usually go to Guad's on a week night since it isn't too far from our home & is relatively fast, so I can't speak for how crowded it is on the weekends, but we usually get great service & the food is pretty good. Some of the menu items are a little plain, but if you want spicy, get the spicy chicken fajita. My husband loves their chips (they are too thick for me). Also, they have the best fried ice cream in the city. Wow, it is amazing!!! Guad's is a fun place to go if you are looking for a relaxing evening, but I would recommend getting food recommendations from a friend before going.
04/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We had heard skeptical reviews but decided to give it a try. The wait was long (Fri night) which we took as a good sign. However, the service was friendly but very slow, and the food arrived looking somewhat like it had been put through a blender. There was little taste, even having ordered it ""spicy."" Chips and salsa were not plentiful, and no refills were offered. As we were leaving, we ran into some friends who confirmed our thoughts about this place. Their experience was similar, and they were in a completely different section of the restaurant, with a different server. It wasn't horrible, but we won't go back.
09/13/2004Provided by Citysearch -
The food here has improved greatly in the last few years. I recommend the chile colorado enchilada, as the chile verde can be very bland. You're always safe with the tacos. The fajitas are less than desirable. However, the chips and salsa are always there, and the flavor is to die for.