Fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine and friendly service.
Located in a shopping center (which includes highly recommended candy shop Bailey's) with a large parking lot.
Recommended for all groups, including families.
Eat-in and take-out available.
Distance from our Airbnb rental Birchview Homestead: 10.8 miles
Our first meal at Crystal's was unknowingly on their first evening going live on DoorDash. We walked in, without reservations, during the middle of what appeared to be a busy time. My wife and I both have years of experience in the restaurant industry, so we have a deep understanding of the pressure that appears during those times. We waited awhile for our food, but by all accounts, the team at Crystal's operated with high standards and higher customer service skills. The staff was extremely friendly, and Crystal was truly leading her team in a positive fashion. And the street corn! I would have waited twice as long for the street corn!
We wanted to give them another fair shot at service time, (and again, street corn!) so my wife, her parents, and I visited them again early on 12/16/21. The food was good and tasted authentic and homemade, especially the pozole. We also observed a steady flow of to-go orders being picked up, as well as a few other tables that were sat during our stay. And the street corn? It was so good we toasted with them!
We plan to continue making regular date nights of dinner at Crystal's and dessert at Bailey's. If you're in the Brodheadsville, PA area, I highly recommend that you do as well! Crystal's is active on their Facebook page. Like them and visit them today and order the street corn!
Update 6/22/22: We have visited Crystal's many times since our last review, and I'm happy to report that we consistently have amazing food and great service! It can be busy at, which is completely understandable with how good the food is. Still highly recommended!