Food on the road

Last night, I found a Japanese restaurant in Castle Rock. Very good, better than the Chinese restaurant earlier in the day. I was the only customer, and the entire staff greeted me in Japanese as if I were a long lost friend.

Tonight, I wanted some New Mexican fare (New Mexico has its own cusine separate from typical Mexican food.) Asked the desk clerk, and he pointed me to the El Sombrero, just across the freeway.

The El Sombrero is clearly a favorite of the locals. Couple after couple came in, and after they were seated they switched to be with friends, confusing the staff, who was good-natured about it since they knew them all.

The food was excellent. I had a combo plate, which featured an excellent chile rellano, sopapillas with honey, many other dishes I couldn’t name, all excellent, with chips and cilantro-laden salsa, all served up by a flaming waiter. Pretty classy for $13.00.