Bomb Tacos

Located in the same plaza as Other Mama, The Rice Shop, Zaytoon and others, Bomb Tacos took over the space formerly occupied by a couple other taco shops. But this is nothing like its predecessors. It’s run by Robert Solano, formerly of Mundo, and he brings a level of sophistication to the food that other… Continue reading Bomb Tacos

The Thirsty Cougar

The Thirsty Cougar is located in Cozumel (the first stop on our cruise) on the main street leading to and from the ship. It’s a tourist trap for sure but we gave it a shot anyway. We took a chance and tried a margarita on the rocks, and luckily didn’t get sick. This small restaurant… Continue reading The Thirsty Cougar

Border Grill

The $34.99 all you can eat brunch is still one of my favorite brunches in town. I’ve dined at the Mandalay Bay location and recently tried their second location in the Forum Shops. My favorite items include the plantain empanadas, huevos rancheros, Yucatan egg Benedict, churro tots, and tres leeches French toast. Less successful are… Continue reading Border Grill

La Comida

Any good Catholic would love the wall of rosaries adorning one of the walls inside La Comida. Maybe my prayers for good food and good service were answered because the carnitas tacos ($11) were surprisingly good. Using diced up morsels of pork instead of pulled pork, the flavors were excellent and I loved the crispy… Continue reading La Comida

Libre Mexican Cantina

Created by the same company (Clique) that brought Hearthstone and Salute to Red Rock casino, Libre is a decent, if uninspired, Mexican restaurant. I actually prefer its predecessor, Mercadito, to this place. At least Mercadito had a unique variety of tacos. The menu at Libre is more run-of-the-mill Mexican designed to appease the suburban palate.… Continue reading Libre Mexican Cantina

Chronic Tacos

Located in the food court of the Palms, this is the only current location in Vegas, but there was a previous one located in the northwest, I believe. It’s a Subway-style ordering process where you pick and customize your food along an assembly line. It’s fast and prices are slightly high but reasonable. This isn’t… Continue reading Chronic Tacos


I’m typically not a fan of Mexican fare on the Strip because the outrageous prices tend to lead to disappointment and regret. But, Canonita proved to be a pleasant surprise with it’s quality ingredients and above average execution. Located  in the Grand Canal area of the Venetian with much of the narrow restaurant overlooking the… Continue reading Cañonita


***Update: business closed*** Once you get over the fact that you’re paying a premium for Mexican food, you might discover that some of the dishes are quite good. The stigma of upscale Mexican can be tough to overcome, but they do a good job of producing solid dishes at this new Chicago-chain import that took… Continue reading Mercadito

Frijoles Grilled Tacos

From the looks of it, this place occupies an old Pizza Hut. The inside however, is nicely decorated with with plenty of wood and metal (somewhat similar to Chipotle’s industrial style) along with Mexican artifacts to give it a distinctly non-pizza vibe. It’s a fast causal, order-at-the-counter spot with friendly service. The carnitas tacos —… Continue reading Frijoles Grilled Tacos

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

Located in the Pacific Wharf food area of Disney’s California Adventure park, this is a (somewhat) quick serve place. Stand in line, order at a register, then wait at the window for your food order. There’s plenty of seating as this place shares seating with all the other food spots in Pacific Wharf. I got… Continue reading Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

KoMex Fusion

One of Las Vegas’s most recent mom and pop success stories, Komex, has authored yet another chapter in their amazing journey. Their origin story is known by many…Lynda and Sonny owned a small Mexican market where Sonny used to cook lunch for themselves. Those Korean and Mexican fusion meals became hits with a couple customers… Continue reading KoMex Fusion

Pepe’s Tacos

Pepe’s, which recently opened in the former Baja Fresh spot near the corner of Rainbow and Flamingo, is home to below average tacos at best. Each one was about $1.79. You might think that’s a good price until you try them. The carne asada was bland, dry and the quality of the meat was poor.… Continue reading Pepe’s Tacos


If you’re in the Red Rock casino area and want upscale Mexican, this is the place to go. The only other option that I know of, Cabo inside the casino, is closed. The first time I came here I hated it. The next time it was better, and now I think it’s a-ok. The past… Continue reading Agave

Yayo Taco

Yeah, this place was featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives recently and I’m sure business has spiked because of it. Located across from the UNLV campus, it’s been a hit with students and faculty for some time. Their tacos are their main draw. It’s a diverse and ambitious menu featuring 15 kinds of tacos,… Continue reading Yayo Taco

Mundo Restaurant

In a city with few outstanding Mexican (or TexMex) restaurants, Mundo stands out as one of the best. Located in one of the northern buildings within the World Market Center campus, it’s one of the better off-Strip restaurants. Not only does it have wonderful food, it has an interior to match — as you’d expect… Continue reading Mundo Restaurant

The Famous Burritos

I’m all for supporting local businesses. This mom-n-pop taqueria-esque shop is located in the Walmart plaza off of Rainbow and Spring Mountain. It’s small and unassuming both inside and out. The lady at the counter (the owner perhaps?) was very friendly and happy to talk about everything on the menu while I stared at it.… Continue reading The Famous Burritos