Tag Archives: Zambrero

Spring Dining at Bella Vista

7 Nov

* This post was by T2, a co-author of In The Taratory from 2011-2013. *

As you can probably tell by now, T1 and I are north-sider girls. So the various restaurants on Belconnen’s Emu Bank strip are frequent dinner destinations for us both. T1 has already written about her recent Haha Bar and Zambrero experiences (both places I’m also a big fan of) here and here. I’ve yet to try Sanur’s Balinese restaurant or the Prince Palace Chinese restaurant (both of which have garnered positive reviews from friends), but I do particularly enjoy the odd laksa at 2 Yummy BBQ Noodle House or a chicken stirfry at Thai Chiang Rai.

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We’ll be back to Zambrero

3 Nov

As with most of the new blogs, I usually post the link to Twitter, and it was no different with my not-too-impressed post on Tuesday about the experience we’d just had at the Belconnen Zambrero store.

Just over 12 hours had passed before Zambrero themselves got in touch with me, and by Wednesday afternoon they had fully responded to all of the issues I had raised – and a genuine response at that, not just some sort of form e-mail.

Suffice to say, I’ve been incredibly impressed with the professionalism with which they handled the feedback, and their responsiveness – certainly not something I’ve ever received with any other type of franchise.

I finished the last post saying that I’d still return to Zambrero just because it’s tasty and near my house. I’m happy to now say that I’ll be returning for a lot more reasons than that.


Belconnen Zambrero on Race Day

1 Nov

Burrito and Corona! $8.70!

You wouldn’t be wrong if you said that I frequented the Belconnen Zambrero. It’s great. I wholeheartedly endorse it. It’s indulgence food, it’s sustenance (at any time of day or night) – can’t go past it. But my experience there tonight has left me a little… bemused.

I understand it’s Melbourne Cup day. I didn’t go to the races today (and can’t vouch for just how many customers Zambrero had through its doors), but my friends and I did trek down to the Lighthouse in the late evening for a beverage or two to celebrate the day and we were looking for a quick meal afterwards. Zambrero was chosen for its proximity and consistently good delivery.

Well, we were wrong on the latter point. I was served by three staff when ordering my vege burrito. The first looked tired but still cheery. The second… not so much. I realised pretty quickly there was no ‘guac‘ (guacamole) and a few seconds later, realised there was no cheese! No guac is one thing, but no cheese?! As a Facebook friend later remarked, guac and cheese make the burrito!

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