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Tex Mex or Mexican recommendations

I am off to Vegas and I want the best tex-mex or mexican food available. All advice appreciated ....and any other interesting ethnic food would be appreciated

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  1. Vegas doesn't have any good traditional mexican food. Mundo has fantastic modern latin food. I love it there. Tacos Gordo, Tacos Mexico and a few other places around town offer decent tacos but not as good as a many other places in L.A. For Tex Mex not too many choices and none I've found worth recommending.

    1. Another vote for Mundo! Especially Happy Hour at the bar.


      1. A strong second on Mundo if you want up scale dining at a reasonable price. If you want to try a "hole in the wall" then I would recommend Los Molcajetes located at Eastern and Owens. There are several threads on this board and plenty of Yelp reviews. They do not have a full liquor license so you are limited to beer and wine. The combination Molcajete is very good!

        As I recall Westie posted some pictures from Los Molcajetes...

        1. Casa Don Juan on Main
          I would skip Tacos El Gordo
          El Jeffe is good
          There are a ton of Mexivan restaurants in town, as well as trailers/street vendors. One I want to try is on the corner of Bonanza, and LV Blvd. They always have a line,and the adobada looks good from the street. We also have a lot of other Latin American countries represented.

          What do you consider bad/good Mexican? Anything in particular that you are looking to try?

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          1. For good TexMex I second Cafe Don Juan.

            For good Mexican...
            Los Molcajetes
            1553 N Eastern Ave
            Las Vegas, NV 89101
            (702) 633-7595

            Border Grill at Mandalay Bay Hotel.

            1. Viva Mercados for Mexican. Rincon de Buenos Aires for Argentinian.

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              1. re: Eric

                I'll agree with Viva Mercado's. My family and i have been going Viva's since at least the 80s.

                I like the fact that the menu is not limited to beans and rice mexican, but a lot of different styles

                It also has a selection of 12 kinds of salsas with heat ratings from 1 to 10.

                1. My son took me to a Mexican supermarket where they make everything fresh. Maybe someone here can tell me the name of it. I had the best al pastor and tripas I've eaten in a long time.

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                  1. re: mucho gordo

                    My guess is that your son took you to Mariana's or Cardenas -- both of them have multiple locations, though.

                    1. re: Dave Feldman

                      Thanks, Dave. I believe it was Cardenas.

                  2. If you have $$$ to spend, Border Grill has great food at the higher end of the spectrum.

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                    1. re: cmbeetle

                      newbie here.
                      This place has very good reputation for good mexican food. They share their kitchen with a 24 hour bar so if at 3am if you feel like having some mexican food (limited menu). You can go there. Oh forgot to mention, they have great margaritas.
                      They are actually on Martin Luther King

                      QUE MAS Mexican Cafe

                      1435 W. Craig Rd.
                      Ste. D
                      North Las Vegas, NV 89032
                      Phone: (702) 633-4249