We Found Our RV & Shrimp Chicharron!
Arriving to Tucson late in the day, we were impatient to see the motorhome. So we drove directly to it's location, and although the facilty was closed for the day, we found it and were able to get a preview. It is a 2016 Fleetwood Bounder 35K, and has a floorpan that we had never seen before. The floorplan was designed with the kitchen and dining area flowing into the living room and then the bedroom. The bonus points were a full size refrigerator, electric fireplace, 1.5 baths, a king size bed (rv king, of course), and two slide outs. She looked amazing on the outside, but we would have to wait until the next day to see the interior.
Having satisfied our curiousity, we opted to look to see if the Food Network website had any Tucson restaurants listed. The Charro Cafe' was on the list, menu looked interesting, and as hungry as we were, we were on our way! After we put our name on the waiting list, we were invited to visit the bar while we waited. The bar was located a couple of doors down next to the patio. The decor was fun and festive for the Dia' de los Muertos. They had chips and salsa to accompany our drinks. The beer was cold and tasty and the margarita was delicious! Before we knew it, a waiter came to retrieve us and showed us to our table.
Our waiter was named Moses and was friendly and attentive, answering our questions about certain menu items and in asking him, provided us with his recommendations. We ordered the Shrimp Chicharron as an appetizer and for our entrees, the Carne Seca (one of their specialties) and the Seafood Enchilada. Let us tell you that the Shrimp Chicharron was amazing! The dish consisted of bacon-wrapped shrimp & caribe peppers stuffed with queso. Oh my goodness! I would drive to Tucson right now for a plate it was that good! The Carne Seca was like nothing we had had before and the serving was so generous, we had plenty to take with us for a second meal. The Seafood Enchilada was tasty but the shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on top overpowered the deliciousness that was in the enchilada. Moses noticed that I had scraped most the the cheese aside and offered to replace the dish, but I opted not to as I had already had had half the the dish. Instead, he decided to bring me some flan for dessert. Totally unnecessary, but very much appreciated.
Dinner was wonderful, food was delicious and Moses was a bonus in making our visit a memorable one. On our way out, we spoke with who we thought was the manager, but turned out to be the owner, Marcos. We told him how amazing Moses had been, how he added to our experience, and what an asset he must be to the success of the restaurant. He was appreciative of our rave review and called Moses over so we could take a picture with him. Such a great night!
We were back at the RV the next morning, eager to see the interior. It didn't disappoint! The interior was like new, the colors were great and the floorpan was perfect! In all, she was more than we could have wished! There was an issue with the living room slide out, but they were willing to pay for the repair as we were on a timeline to get on the road. So, after doing all the paperwork and getting the keys, we slept in her that night and got up early the next day hooking up the Jeep on the tow dolly and were on our way to Las Vegas via San Diego!
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