The torta (sandwich) was topped with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, avocado and jalapenos. Neither dish did not really do it for me. As such, I came back the next day to try a few other things. I ordered, as a starter, was the Carnitas tacos and the beef tostadas.
Having finally surrendered somewhat to carbohydrates, both of these dishes were excellent. The beef tostada was exceptional, and was topped with lettuce, avocado, Queso Fresco, sour cream, salsa and jalapenos. I cannot say enough great things about these two menu items.
It got even better.
I ordered the pork and cactus Gordita. This was fantastic, and the pork and cactus was complemented by copious amounts of cilantro, onions, queso fresco and a chipotle sauce. Absolutely delicious.
The owner, Maria, wanted me at this point to embark on a tasting odyssey of her establishment’s food once she realized what I was doing. I could only embrace her generosity to a limited degree at this point, as I was getting very overloaded with the amazing food Garibaldi’s can offer.
I was treated to tasting portions of their guacamole and their Mole Poblano, which came with rice, beans and in house made tortillas. The guacamole was excellent, but I have always been a fool for mole. What was served here was exceptional and highly recommended. I was suddenly happy I came back for a second visit. Please keep in mind this mole dish was for personal tasting. My server told me a standard portion was 2 or 3 times this.
For the most part, the food at Garibaldi’s is very good to exceptional. I did not try any of the dessert items, but from the look of them, it seemed hard to go wrong. With the variety available here, there is something for everyone. The owner, Maria, invited me back for more sampling and I may take her up on that. If so, look for a dinner at Garibaldi’s II installment.
I have not been to every Mexican restaurant in the area but of those that I have, this is the best one as of this writing. Their Dolce selection is extensive and the food can be exceptional. I hope readers will check Garibaldi’s out.
It’s a wrap for another post on Forks.
Garibaldi’s Restaurant and Bakery
11150 Tamiami Tr. E.
Naples, FL 34113
Sat – Thurs
6am – 10pm
6am – 11pm
Ample parking; Kids Menu; All Credit Cards accepted