Rey Azteca in Lake Wylie – Dining Review

March 18, 2011

As spring and warm weather approach, it is definitely time for a Rey Azteca Run!  Lake Wylie’s favorite Mexican restaurant is located at 4052 Charlotte Hwy in Lake Wylie – – backing up to Blucher Circle.  With a spacious deck for outdoor dining, there’s no better place to enjoy a frosty margarita and Mexican fare.

I visited Cancun a few weeks ago, and got to eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch & dinner.  (Pure heaven for me!)  Upon return, I figured I had to go through withdrawal slowly, so I called in an order for take out at Rey Azteca.  One of my favoirte meals in Cancun included a delicious fish soup, so I tried Rey Azteca’s shrimp soup.  Delicious, and enough for two meals!  Especially considering the ample portion of chips & salsa included in the take-out order.

When I’m in the mood for heartier fare, the Chile Poblano is fantastic, especially with a bit of fresh cilantro sprinkled on top.  The fajitas are great-eat-a’s, and the Pollo con Crema (chicken w/ cream sauce) is a mild and delicious entree.  The service is fast and fiesty – – lots of fun. 

If you’ve lived around Lake Wylie for any length of time, you’re sure to run into friends and neighbors at Rey Azteca.  And if you HAVEN’T been in Lake Wylie very long, it’s a great place to meet new friends!  Every day is a fiesta.

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Dining in Lake Wylie – Concord Cove

March 13, 2010

By Jan Todd

Last night my husband Tony & I impulsively decided to go to Concord Cove for supper.  Of course, when the entrees average about $20, it is probably better to refer to it as “dinner”!

We go to Concord Cove about four or five times a year, one of our top choices for a “nice” restaurant.  It is closer to our home than any other eating establishment, including fast food or even gas station diners.  We live off of Allison Creek Road, which is about 8 miles from anywhere. 

Concord Cove is located on Concord Road, close to the Catawba Power Plant on Lake Wylie, SC.  It is in the building that used to be Granny’s Kitchen, a place I was always scared to go!  Granny’s was known for country music and cold beer, so how it was transformed into a place with a real chef, I’ll never know!

Nevertheless, inside Concord Cove, you’ll find a quaint restaurant that is reminicient of an Italian cafe, several rooms with arched doorways, warm lighting, and murals that transform you to a European village.  The menu has seafood, pasta, chicken, beef, and vegetarian selections (two!) ranging from $12 to $30 or so.  Everything I’ve ever had there has been supurb, and I generally get something different each time.

Last night I ordered one of the specials, Veal Picatta, which was encrusted in a pecan breading, topped with lemon, capers and pecan pieces.  It was fantastic!  I’m not sure how much it cost, though.  Tony paid! 

I hate it when the waitress describes the specials in detail, but doesn’t mention the price.  Usually I’m scared to order, and I would NEVER ask how much it is.  Quite honestly, I’d order the specials more often if I had full disclosure.  I mean, what if it were $80 bucks or something?  That’s a little too special for me. 

I suppose the veal was reasonably priced.  Tony didn’t break out in a sweat or make a face when he got the bill.  Of course, it was nice that the waitress didn’t charge for our drinks.  She felt that the dinner was a bit long coming from the kitchen, and wanted us to be completely satisfied.  (Of course, we were in no hurry, and were having a perfectly lovely time munching on the warm bread with flavored butters, but who were we to quibble?).

So – – out of 5 stars, I give it a 5 for last night’s dinner!

Taste – 5

Service – 5

Presentation – 4 (nothing special, but nice)

Price – 4 (good for the money, but on the pricey side nonetheless)

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