THUMBS UP: Dante Reynaud is the manager of Gladstone's Guzman Y Gomez Mexican restaurant.
THUMBS UP: Dante Reynaud is the manager of Gladstone's Guzman Y Gomez Mexican restaurant. Luka Kauzlaric

Mexican restaurant brings Dante to town

FOOD, traffic and some friendly birds have been the biggest changes to Dante Reynaud's life since moving to Gladstone in May.

The Mexican-born man lived in Brisbane for five years before the opening of Guzman Y Gomez brought him to Gladstone.

He has worked for the company for four years and is the manager of the Gladstone store.

Growing up in a town one hour from busy Mexico City, he said Gladstone was a peaceful change to what he was used to.

"It's not as stressful as it is in Mexico; it's more like 'yeah no worries mate'," he laughed.

"I enjoy going to the marina, the Botanic Gardens, to Tannum Sands ... since being in Australia I've been to Sydney and Melbourne, Byron Bay.

"I'd like to start travelling around here, like visit the Great Barrier Reef and to Agnes Water and the Whitsundays."

The people and the weather were the two biggest highlights to living in Gladstone - and meeting some local birds.

"The magpies are my friends. They greet me on my way to work!"

Since opening the store, he said it had settled down and they had some regular customers.

"It's very popular," he said.



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