I must say that La Gomera is a hidden gem of dining places. Firstly, it’s Spanish – how often do we come by Spanish restaurants? Hardly any……. I see a lot of Italian restaurants though (btw, loving them Pizzas from Dominos or Pizza Hut doesn’t make you an Italian food aficionado.)
Anyway, this place is REALLY HIDDEN! It’s tucked away at a quiet corner unit of one of the blocks on the lower-ground floor at Neo Damansara. What? Neo Damansara? Where? It’s near the Curve, you know – the entrance to Damansara Perdana. No idea yet? Erm…….. how about those ugly office buildings with neon lights making it horrible imitation of Las Vegas?
This is La Gomera.
The restaurant is dimly lit, overall a cosy and comfortable atmosphere. No loud music, no horrible music, in fact come to think of it – I don’t remember if there was any music to begin with. I must admit I’m more occupied with the food and the company.
Here’s the view from where I was sitting, the view from my back that is. It was overlooking the central buffet island.
Here’s a view of the buffet island.
There’s also a list of delicious choices along the wall.
Savor also the variety of Spanish soup available. Wasn’t in the mood to get myself heated up by them, so I took a sample of one and it was nice. I can’t remember the name. (I was too occupied, remember?)
Then there’s also the open kitchen.
At the kitchen area, there’s a line-up of bowls with labels. You know the drill, right?
Use the clips from the table (refer to pic below) and place them on the bowl with the dish (labelled) of your choice.
After that, return to the table and wait for the dishes to arrive. Don’t expect them to be huge serving though. Below was the chicken chop I tried and also the spaghetti.
Besides that, treat yourself with free flow of drinks, ice cream and other dessert and beverages of your choice.
Our meal of 6 individuals came to about RM 220. The birthday person got it free. The next person at full price of ~RM 50, next at half, next at full, next at half and last at full price. This looks to be a promotional discount, so remember to call them before paying them a visit.
My thought on the meal was that it was alright, nothing memorable (except for the mushroom soup) but nothing was bad either. It could actually be towards your liking but to me it’s just alright but worth visiting for the value and the atmosphere.
It will be nice to taste a more variety of Spanish recipes or be served by servers in Spanish costumes or be entertained by Spanish musical band performances while dining or even enjoying each bites in Spanish cutlery set-ups. Every little details of Spain & its culture counts. It will be interesting since the awareness of Spanish culture is rather new in Malaysia, isn’t it right?
As for the service, I find it’s rather messy. The label on the clips for table numbers were badly done, many of them were peeling off. We had some dishes that never appeared and we had dishes that we did not place the clip appeared. It’s a matter of mixed delivery but since it was buffet, we just took it (I believe the other table took the dish I ordered as well). Mind you, it was a weekday with only 3 tables and less than 12 adults at that time. How wrong could you get?
Lastly – WASTE NOT – they charge RM 20 per 100gm of wasted food.
Well anyway, give the restaurant a try. I do find it worth recommending since Spanish food is something I find very different, not forgetting the value for money for the variety of food available.
Address :Block E-LG-1 & 2, Neo Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/1 Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Telephone :(603) 7710 0262 | (6012) 309 5670
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