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Tex Mex or Mexican recommendations

akondra Oct 13, 2012 02:20 PM

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

  1. cmbeetle Oct 22, 2012 01:22 PM

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

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    1. re: cmbeetle
      leopon Oct 28, 2012 04:07 AM

      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

    2. mucho gordo Oct 21, 2012 06:14 PM

      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
        Dave Feldman Oct 21, 2012 08:07 PM

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

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          mucho gordo Oct 22, 2012 11:05 AM

          Thanks, Dave. I believe it was Cardenas.

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        Eric Oct 14, 2012 09:49 AM

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

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        1. re: Eric
          lv1964 Oct 16, 2012 02:53 PM

          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. re: Eric
            rasputina Oct 18, 2012 07:28 AM

            I third Viva Mercado's

          2. shamu613 Oct 14, 2012 05:48 AM

            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. BIGGUNDOCTOR Oct 13, 2012 05:34 PM

              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. re: BIGGUNDOCTOR
                rasputina Oct 18, 2012 07:27 AM

                El Jeffe is good!

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                Philber Oct 13, 2012 04:19 PM

                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...

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                  HaroldandMaude Oct 13, 2012 04:14 PM

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


                  1. rednyellow Oct 13, 2012 03:16 PM

                    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.

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