Apr 29, 2013

El Gallo Giro - Kuna, Idaho

InstagramDining options in Idaho are puny compared to my old stomping ground of SoCal. Then again, the population of Los Angeles exceeds that of the entire state of Idaho! Yes, California may have its superabundance, but Idaho boasts its scattered gems.

The Treasure Valley, an area that spans from Vale, Oregon to Boise, Idaho, has treasure that often requires some digging. For example, my first experiences with sushi in Idaho were lackluster. I wondered, more than once, if I had mistakenly grabbed the plastic sushi display. Yet through hopeful perseverance, I was finally rewarded with Sakana in Merdian! [Click HERE to visit that post.]

InstagramMexican food proved to be just as elusive. We had visited some tasty fast food joints, but nothing remarkable. Then El Gallo Giro was praised in Boise Weekly. I added it to my iPhone. Word-of-mouth confirmed the writeup. So, we trekked down the mountain and headed for the farming community of Kuna.

The interior of El Gallo Giro is charmingly cozy. The wait staff made us feel like they had been missing us. My husband and I shared the Fajita Combination Plate, consisting of chicken, beef, and shrimp. It arrived at our table piping hot — even the steam was beautiful! The warmed tortilla's were wrapped in foil on a plate that featured handmade guacamole along with other toppings. The crescendo was the Molten Chocolate! We both nodded our approval!

InstagramI captured this trilogy on Instagram. My husband, Barry, kept eating the props. He nobly agreed to cooperate with my photo shoot. I assured him that it would move quickly and the photography was indeed a snap! However, the formatting became a distraction — mostly with the aromatic main course.

When I joined the living, I looked up to see Barry's strained patience and pleading eyes. I had forgotten to release him to his feast. I started laughing. He laughed just long enough to grab his fork. The rest is his-story!



  1. I moved to our smallish town in Texas back in 1987. Two things I've missed about living in the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex area are the wide variety of restaurants, and shopping! Fortunately, we're only a couple hours away if we need to go shopping, but it's a bit far just to go out for dinner. When we visit our daughter in Colorado Springs, eating out is one of the big highlights for us.

    Being in Texas, we never suffer a lack of Mexican restaurants. In our town of 25,000, there's practically one on every corner, and most are run by Mexican families, and the fare is authentic. When my daughter first left home at 20, she moved to Germany for 6 months. She missed our Mexican food so bad, and it was no better when she moved from there to Minneapolis. Now that she's in Colorado, it's easy enough to find a good Mexican restaurant. I'm glad you found a good one! :-)

  2. I can see you are having success in your culinary expeditions.


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