Downtown Gilbert exudes positive energy that is young, full of life and filled curiosity and wonder of what the next adventure for our foodie stomachs will be. Whether you're four or eighty four, you will enjoy all the foodie wonders that Gilbert has to offer.

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I chose to wine and dine at Joyride Taco House for some Mexican cuisine in Downtown Gilbert - the Heritage District. As I mentioned in the previous blog, it was a perfect evening of cloudless 75°F night, with a crisp breeze, and a combination of sweet and savory smells coming from all around us. You can hear laughter of people enjoying themselves with their close friends and family as they embarked on their foodie journeys ...

Upon walking up the front steps, we were met by some upbeat music and a smiling hostess ready to take our name and phone number. She gave us our wait time and immediately following, I received a text letting me know that they would text me when our table was ready with a link to an app called No Wait, which allowed us to see how long our wait was, how many more people were in front of us, and even had the option to add yourself to the waiting list from the comfort of your own living room! Lines are a thing of the past with this app. Definitely a smart utilization of technology!





Our quoted hour wait turned into a 20-minute wait, which was absolutely a pleasant surprise. As you looked around the space, it had a great indoor-outdoor connected feel with eclectic furniture, vibrant décor, including vintage steering rides, and a large bar centered at the hub of this place. When we were seated, we were greeted by our server and he asked for our drink orders and brought out some fresh chips and salsa that definitely was not mild, but so tasty you kept eating more. I ordered the Raspberry Ancho Margarita ($9), and WOOOOWEE that drink packed lots of flavor and tequila - definitely would recommend it to my fellow diners especially since throughout the restaurant I saw at least one at each table!


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Their menu had just enough variety of selection to satisfy everyone's guilty pleasure, with lots of Gluten Free and Vegan options available to accommodate even the most sensitive palettes. When we had our fix of chips and salsa, we went ahead and ordered our food. My choice of the evening was off the Salad & Shares (aka appetizers section), a Chicken Quesadilla $10.50 and my boyfriend ordered three street tacos (Chicken Tinga, Carne Asada and Carnitas) with a side of roasted veggies $10.50! Talk about MMM MMM GOOD! The portions were perfect especially with the chips as an appetizer for us to enjoy.


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We just couldn't make enough room in our stomachs for dessert but our server was happy to recommend several for our next visit to Joyride Taco House! Thank you Joyride Taco House for hosting us, it was a blast!