With only a very short time before I move out of Penang I finally discovered a Mexican restaurant on the island. A few days ago a friend told me that a Mexican restaurant has opened in Tanjung Bungah at Hillside. Apparently it has only been open a few weeks. So tonight Kevin and I gave it a try.
The restaurant is located at 27, Jalan Sungai Kelian | 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Penang Island11200, Malaysia, in a building formerly occupied by a Thai restaurant. The name of the restaurant is Grumpiez Green Pepper Mexican Cantina. The owner and chef, Bob, presented us with the rather extensive menu of authentic Mexican dishes. We ordered the super nachos as an appetizer, thinking it was the typical Malaysian size appetizer. Wow were we wrong. I was huge and easily could have been a meal for two. It was really delicious, especially the home made guacamole.
Kevin ordered the chimichanga. Sorry, but I was too busy eating to remember taking a photo. According to Kevin it was very tasty. I ordered the spicy pork hard shell tacos, which were great. The dish consisted of refried beans and rice and beans.
We both had a refreshing glass of Sangria to drink, even though they had our favorite Mexican beer Corona.
For all of those Americans who miss authentic Mexican food and those of you who either have missed it or have never had it I highly recommend Grumpiez Green Pepper Mexican Cantina. I definitely go back there before I return home.