Popped in to Provecho tonight for a yummy Latin inspired meal after having this one on my list for a bit. Out in the Langtree area of Mooresville, it feels like it is quite far out (for me) but it’s becoming quite the little restaurant scene out here.
We arrived at 8pm on a Friday night, easily found a parking space and walked into the half full restaurant to a sign that asked us to seat ourselves. We chose a half booth half table that felt comfortable to us and had a seat. I love that we got to choose where we wanted to be.
The waitress came over to greet us quickly and got our drink order. I ordered a Strawberry Cream Margarita and it was Instagram worthy. It was frothy and cold, and sweet too! I don’t know where the “cream” came in, but it did have this beautiful black sea salt on the side that was just gorgeous! I have to say I wouldn’t have minded some sugar instead of the salt. Still, a delicious drink.
We decided to begin with Queso Fundido, which the server explained was not like cheese DIP but rather cheese melted in an iron skillet. It was served with flour tortillas but she also brought us chips, too. It comes with a small cup of salsa verde, but I ordered a cup of regular salsa since I prefer the tomato based salsa. The salsa was very chipotle forward, but it was fine. The fundido was amazing! Melted cheese with browned bubbles all over…wow! It was my favorite dish of the night.
I had two tacos, one beer battered fish and one braised beef. They were both great. The fish was crispy and topped with avocado, crema, Mexican slaw and cilantro. It was a nice contrast with the warm fish, the fresh slaw and the cool crema. The beef taco was more about the meat, and it was delicious as well. Think a Latin flavored roast beef.
My son got Arroz con pollo, which was delicious and you could really taste the adobo, which is not my favorite flavor oddly enough. Still the chicken was cooked well and it was a flavorful dish.
This is a great little restaurant which looks like a lot of local people come to just hang out, have a drink and a snack as well as diners having dinner. Give it a try!
I’ve eaten at the Charlotte Cantina 1511 restaurants in the past, so knew what to expect, but was still pleasantly surprised by this location. It is in a convenient shopping center, and parking can get a little dicey at peak times, but is usually find-able.
They have an outdoor seating area for warm weather, and plenty of seating inside. It is a rather sizable space. The staff is warm and friendly.
They offer complimentary chips and salsa when you dine in, and the chips are fresh and warm and perfectly salted. The salsa is cool and spicy, very delicious. I love their Queso Dip too!
For lunch I had the 2 Chicken Tacos, which is one of the choices on the lunch menu special features for Tuesday. The tacos were topped with lettuce, pico de gallo, a slice of avocado and Mexican crema. They were so darn good! The chicken was shredded and spiced and they lime wedge that they serve with it helped cut through the creamy crema and avocado. So good. It was served with black beans and Mexican rice. Also cooked well.
My friend had the Chicken Tostado Salad off of the same menu. Beautiful strips of chicken, spiced perfectly atop a mound of lettuce and tomatoes and topped with a scoop of guacamole and cotijo cheese.
We also couldn’t resist ordering a side of Street Corn. My dining companion told me that this was the closest she’d had to the real deal in Mexico, so I had to try. True to her word, the corn was plump and juicy and the crema and cotija cheese provided a wonderful creaminess which was balanced by the Tajin seasoning that was so sharp it made me pucker! Definitely try this!
This is a great addition to the restaurants here in Mooresville, even though it is a small chain. The service is top notch and the food is delicious and thoughtfully prepared. I can’t wait to go back!
The last time I visited this location was when it was the Prickly Pear years ago. We loved it then, although the stairs can present a challenge to some. There is handicapped parking in the back and a ramp for those needing access. This building was once a church and is kind of off the beaten path right past downtown Mooresville, but that just adds to its charm.
The service was great on our visit, our food was brought very quickly and our waitress was very attentive and kind. The chips were fresh and warm and the salsa was very flavorful and just spicy enough. Also very fresh. We ordered a cheese dip as an appetizer and it was thick and creamy, very good!
Our dinners were also delicious. I got a platter with a taco, chile poblano and a tostada. All was delicious, but the taco was my favorite. The meat was spiced well and it surprisingly held together while I was eating it.
My kids got the Pollo con Crema and that was super good. The meat was seared just perfectly to give you the crispy brown bits but the chicken itself was very tender. The rice was also flavorful and fluffy.
We truly enjoyed our experience and can’t wait to return.