Husband-and-wife chefs Edgar and Kim Alvarez have turned Mount Airy’s historic Cresheim Cottage into a modern, friendly Latin American eatery. It’s the kind of place where your kids eat as well as you do. (The kiddie menu includes chicken and cheese quesadillas, and veggie tacos with salsa and guac.) Where a lady at the table next to you leans over and gushes, “Ohhh, is that the calamari? It looks delicious.” And it is—the fried-crisp rings are tossed with onions and jalapeños and topped with a bright tomatillo sauce. Also delicious is the queso fundido, with black beans and roasted chilies. Insider tip: Don’t judge the bar by its size; it may only have three stools, but it turns out some seriously heady drinks. Try the refreshing caipirinha, a traditional Brazilian cocktail made with cachaca, lime and simple syrup.
What a find! Friendliest service, scrumptious appetizer and main dishes (smoked octopus salad and mole ribs are just two favorites). Homemade desserts to die for and excellent, fresh-made cocktails. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the owners Edgar and Kim could not be more gracious and appreciative. I first went strictly out of curiosity and have returned 20+ times in past few months. The many friends I've referred were thrilled too. Posted by John-Paul: Jan. January 5th, 2012 at 11:59 AM