Trip to Amish Country: Coyote Crossing on the way home
He has often suggested that we drop in on the restaurant founded and run by his son Carlos Jnr. The restaurant is called Coyote Crossing, in Conshohocken, PA.
Carlos had said to be sure to call before we went, but we were in such a hurry that we didn't really know whether there would be time on this trip to call in, or not. So we took pot luck.
We arrived in time to have lunch. We decided to eat inside rather than outside, having seen plenty of sun already on the trip. We ordered, and the waiter set about locating Carlos Jnr, who was out and about keeping the restaurant supplied. We said we'd call back in December and dedicate some planned time, but as it happened Carlos got the messages and made it back to the restaurant just as we were driving out.
The rapid entry of the Audi sports car rang a bell of recognition based upon a loose theory of family resemblances, and sure enough it was Carlos. We had a good chat and introduction before heading out.
Perhaps all that needs to be said about the meal -- Michele had enchiladas and I had a chilli verde burrito (what else ...) -- is that it is by a very long distance the best Mexican meals we have ever had in the US. Absolutely superb, and the equal of the best Mexican restaurant food we have had in Mexico as well. For the US clientele, Carlos and staff have obviously added some flourishes we have not seen often in Mexico -- at least, outside high end places catering mainly for tourists -- and the presentation matched the food quality. The restaurant decor was superb.
We heartily recommend Coyote Crossing to anyone in the area of Philadelphia. It is well worth taking the Route 76 (276, 476) option just to have the chance to call in.
Here is our image recording -- in conventional and pop art formats -- of a memorable meal. We can't wait to get back.