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El Speedy Gonzalez celebrates Mexican heritage


Restaurant: El Speedy Gonzalez

Location: 1100 Upper Valley Pike, in Springfield

Telephone: 937-504-7534

Social media: On Facebook

Background/overview

Jose Ayala made plans for a winning Mexican restaurant in Springfield. He wanted to celebrate his Mexican heritage by introducing people to authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine with quick service in an area of town that’s full of activity. He’d seen the name Speedy Gonzalez many times and thought that image of something quick was perfect for relaying his idea for a new Mexican eating place that would win the palates of busy patrons. In February 2017 his plan was celebrated with the opening of this new Mexican dine-in or carry-out eatery in Springfield.

The old building that previously housed a KFC is completely revamped. This new restaurant is painted a bright yellow inside and out with many decorative scenes of Mexican artistry. Most prominent is the carved white warrior stallion in victory stance on the front lawn of El Speedy Gonzalez.

The menu

Beverages: Kid’s drinks-$ .99; Coffee-$1.49; Coca-cola products, or Iced Tea-$1.99.

Kid’s Meals (choose from ten meals): Burrito, rice & beans, Cheese Pizza & fries, Taco, rice & beans, or Chicken Fingers & fries-$4.25.

Lunch (choose from fifteen plus meals): Chicken Soup & sides-$5.99; Burrito Deluxe & side-$6.49; Huevos con Chorizo or Rancheros (eggs w/Mexican chorizo or ranchero sauce) & sides-$6.99.

Vegetarian Fajitas & sides-$7.99; Grilled Shrimp & rice, or Scallops and Shrimp & sides-$8.99.

Appetizers: Cheese Dip (cup)-$2.99; Spinach Dip-$4.49; Buffalo Wings (12)-8.99.

Nachos: Nachos w/Cheese-$4.49; Nachos Supremos-$8.99.

Salads: Tossed Salad-$2.25; Cancun Salad (w/grilled shrimp & onions)-$7.25; Taco Salad, or Lupilla Salad (w/grilled chicken, spinach & strawberries)-$7.99.

A La Carta: Grilled Jalapenos-$1.99; Guacamole Salad-$3.65; Bean Dip-$4.49.

Vegetarian: Chalupa, Cheese Enchilada & beans, or Cheese Quesadilla, rice & beans-$7.99; Vegetable Burrito, rice & salad-$8.49.

Combinations (choose from 28 meals): Chimichanga, Taco, & Enchilada, or Taco, Burrito, rice & beans-$7.99.

Specialties (served w/sides): El Speedy Burrito-$7.49; Enchiladas Supremas-$8.99; Yacatan Fish (Catfish)-$9.75; Pollo Loco (Charbroiled Chicken Breast)-$9.99; El Speedy Steak (T-Bone)-$12.99; Molcajete Verde (Pork)-$13.99.

Favoritos: Fresh Handmade Tamales, rice & beans-$7.99; Fajitas Nacho Supreme w/guacamole salad-$11.99; “Special Dinner” (chalupa, taco, chile relleno, tamale, enchilada, rice & beans)-$13.29.

Desserts: Sopapillas (fried tortillas w/honey & butter)-$2.99; Flan-$3.49; Banana Burrito, Fried Ice Cream or Xangos (Cheesecake Burrito)-$3.99.

Hours

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday

More information

Senior citizens, military, police and fire personnel receive a 10 percent discount with current I.D.

Drive-thru service is limited to call-ahead orders, because there’s no speaker system installed.

Look for local restaurant profiles by Glenn and Kim Creyts every other week. For inquiries regarding this column and ideas for other restaurant profiles and suggestions for future columns, contact Glenn and Kim via e-mail at glenncreyts@att.net.



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