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 man made waterways and sitting under the faux sky, the ambiance can be surprisingly relaxing.
Their drink list is full of custom cocktails and margaritas. The pineapple infusion margarita ($11) was excellent with tropical flavors and hints of vanilla. For those that can’t decide, they’ve got a margarita flight ($15) with a classic, jalapeño, and pineapple version.
Plenty of popular dishes can be found on the menu like flautas ($12), three per order, all crispy and tightly rolled with ample amount of ground beef inside topped with an avocado-tomatillo sauce, lettuce and quest fresco. The entrees were quite good. The wild mushroom enchiladas ($21), covered in a poblano cream sauce, were an excellent vegetarian option. The Santa Rosa pork barbacoa ($21) was a hefty portion of fork-tender meat topped with a slightly acidic sauce, surrounded by fluffy and buttery cilantro rice and accompanied by tortillas to make your own tacos.
You’ll pay typical Strip prices for the food, ambiance, and location. That’s nothing new. But, if you’re in need of Mexican fare in this part of town, there aren’t many more I’d recommend before Cañonita.
3377 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109