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Apr 13, 2011 06:54 PM

Authentic Mexican / Latin American restaurant

My family and I will be in Las Vegas next week for a wedding and in addition to the family functions we'll have a few nights on our own. Can anyone recommend an authentic Mexican or Latin American restaurant, off the strip, the kind of place that locals from that area go for a taste of home cooking? I don't speak fluent Spanish but I can get by without an English menu if necessary.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. You might want to consider Los Molcajetes on Eastern Avenue. Do a search on the board for more details. Only down side is they don't have a liquor license, so no margaritas.

    Los Molcajetes
    1553 N Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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    1. re: Philber

      Another negative is its cash only. The combination molcajete is excellent..

      1. re: westie

        And a third thing to consider: they are closed Wednesdays, which is sort of an odd day to be closed so I thought I would warn you. I learned this the hard way when a colleague and I went out to lunch a week or so ago. We needed to go someplace near my office (and Los Molcajetes is only about two or three blocks away), and since we don't drink during work hours the no booze thing is no big deal. I usually take lunch to work, and was drooling all morning thinking about my molcajete.....seeing that "closed" sign was a major disappointment......

        Los Molcajetes
        1553 N Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

    2. May sound funny, but go to a Mariana's or Cardenas supermarket. They both have a food court inside that serves some good eats.

      A lot of friends like Casa Don Juan on Main street in the Arts District.

      Casa Don Juan
      1204 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89104

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      1. re: BIGGUNDOCTOR

        Yes for Cardenas. One of the few places here that I can get good tripas, cabeza and lengua.

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