El Charro Negro – Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world. Today a co-worker and I took time out of our busy schedules to have lunch together away from the office. This was a rare occasion since we both work non-stop, heads down only taking a few minutes each day to brown bag it at our desks.
Not far from the office on Lancaster Avenue is El Charro Negro LLC, a Mexican restaurant that promotes itself on serving AUTHENTIC Mexican Food and they truly deliver on that word.
I don’t know about you, but I have been duped many times eating at restaurants that have claimed to be authentic, only to be disappointed but thankfully this was not the case with El Charro Negro.
Initially I was a little apprehensive about entering as there was only one other car in the parking lot at this noon hour, but not more than 2 minutes passed before customers began streaming in, both for take out and to eat in.
Upon entering the restaurant we were warmly greeted and seated then served a small basket of chips with two types of salsa, of course I chose the spicy one. I liked the fact that it wasn’t a large basket of salty chips because eating that before the meal spoils the taste of the main course. These chips were light in texture and not salty which allowed the true flavor of the homemade salsas to shine through.
I ordered a Horchata water which is made with cinnamon rice milk and it was just the right consistency and flavor to tame the tongue after eating the spicy salsa. I wanted to try something different so I chose Shrimp Enchiladas which was packed with spicy shrimp and Debbie ordered a Beef Chimichanga which was also spicy but not too much for her, both were truly authentic Mexican cuisine.
After our meals were served I asked for the menu back so that I could take this picture and I explained that I was a blogger. There were two gentlemen seated at the next table so when their orders arrived they asked if I wanted to take a picture which I did – thank you kind men!
Our meals, both humongous in size made it impossible for Debbie and I to eat it all, so we both have leftovers for dinner tonight. We did however agree to go back again next month and order something a little lighter … yea right!
So if you are in West Chester, Pennsylvania and are looking for authentic Mexican food, stop in at El Charro Negro, you will not be disappointed.