El Cerro Reyes in Mooresville, NC

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Who: El Cerro Reyes

Who Recommended: Urban Spoon

For What: #6 Best Restaurant in Mooresville (as of today)

El Cerro Reyes has been on my “to try” list for a while.  My hubs and I visited the other day after another assignment I was on (Small Fry Diner) was discovered to be closed.  I was so pleasantly surprised!  Like many delicious Mexican restaurants , this one is tucked in a strip mall, but don’t discount it because of that.  The inside is pleasant, roomy and the wait staff is right on the money.

The menu is pretty standard Mexican fare, but everything was seasoned perfectly!  After being seated, we were brought complimentary chips and salsa.  The chips were crispy and warm and the salsa was just spicy enough.  We ordered a cheese dip and it was creamy, thick and deliciously smooth.  It is white, which is my favorite, not the processed yellow.

I ordered the lunch Chicken Chimichanga which came topped with cheese dip, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream.  It is served with a side of rice.  The tortilla was nicely crispy and the chicken inside was pulled white meat chicken, juicy from being boiled in a spicy tomato sauce.  The rice has a little cheese dip drizzled on it from the chimi, and that is fantastic!

My husband got a combo which came with a taco, chile relleno and beans.  He was not as impressed with his haul as I was, but I’m writing that off on him being grumpy.  He said the beans were kind of pasty, and there was no pepper in his chile relleno.  He deemed the taco just “alright.”  Whatever.

It isn’t ranked #6 in all of Mooresville for nothing.  Get yourself over there.

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