Guadalajara and a surprise!

14 04 2010

This past weekend, my parents came to visit me and Chris.

After much debate, I remembered there was a fantastic restaurant (from what I heard from friends) called Guadalajara. There are 3+ Guadalajara restaurants in the Charlottesville area alone, but the one we went to was the one on Rt 29.

It was a really nice restaurant, from its exterior/interior appearance to its delicious food. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of the food we ordered, but I will describe what everyone ordered.


  • My mom – Lunch carnitas (pork cooked in seasoning blend, served with beans, lettuce, guacamole, jalapenos and tortillas).
  • My dad and me – Lunch chimichanga (flour tortilla filled with beef topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream & guacamole, served with Spanish rice and beans).
  • Chris – Burrito California (steak burrito with cheese and served with refried beans and rice).

I love Guadalajara <3 I hope to go back again soon! There’s another Mexican restaurant in the area that Chris and I used to frequent – Aquis es Mexico. Both these restaurants are fantastic and serve truly amazing food.

My parents also gave us some premade food for the weekend.

Premade Mom dishes

Asparagus and Shrimp

Haagen Dazs Ice Cream

They prepared some cooked soybeans and dried tofu, asparagus and baby shrimp and bought 2 mini cartons of Haagen Dazs caramel dulce de leche ice cream :) The asparagus and shrimp were eaten really quickly by our resident fatty (hint: not me :D) and we still have a little bit of the soybeans + tofu. The ice cream was gone in one day as well.

I am planning to make a special surprise dinner for Chris this Friday, so stay tuned for more details!