Taste: Dining Out: Where We’re Eating: August 2010: Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos, Pottstown

Who knows where the chic diners filling this elegant Pottstown BYOB come from? They’re all happy to be here, enjoying chef Ron Garces’s Mexican egg rolls, chicken mole or snapper Vera Cruz. You’ll also find enchiladas stuffed with steak, chicken or shrimp, taquitos with succulent roast pork, and steaks—Argentine rib eye with chimichurri, New York strip with chipotle—that honor co-owner Marisa Ferrio’s meat-centric Brazilian homeland. BYO tequila, and the congenial (if a tad oversharing) staff will fix you fine margaritas. Insider tip: Save room for Ferrio’s homemade flan and tres leches cake. 235 East High Street, Pottstown, 484-624-4931, jcmexicanfood.com.