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El Cazador...Las Vegas


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El Cazador...Las Vegas

janetofreno | | May 9, 2009 06:51 PM

I've been meaning to post about this Mexican place on Lake Mead just east of Las Vegas Blvd for awhile...I've been eating lunch there a lot on Friday's when I work in that neighborhood....

Its not my favorite Mexican in North Las Vegas, that designation goes to Los Molcajetes (thanks for the tips, hounds!) which is actually a lot closer to Lake Mead than I realized...I just had to figure out that Civic Center becomes Eastern as you head South. Unfortunately, Los Molcajetes is cash only...and sometimes I forget, and as there aren't any ATMs I trust in the neighborhood...El Cazador is a good fall-back.

They advertise as a seafood place, but they have a large menu. And margaritas, while I think Los Molcajetes is beer only. Of course, I don't drink at lunchtime, so I've never tasted them. I particularly enjoy some of their specials. Yesterday El Cazador was advertising a "May Special" of two shrimp tacos and caldo de cameron for about 8 bucks. The shrimp tacos were similar to a fish taco (breaded, fried shrimp, cabbage, cilantro, onion, salsa) and were quite tasty....a large slice of ripe avocado was on each taco: a nice bonus. But the soup was the standout: a cup-sized bowl of soup with about eight medium size shrimp crammed the usual vegetables and a very tasty broth. The meal came with a nice serving of arroz blanco, and some of El Cazador's addicting homemade chips and salsa. It made a great lunch.

El Cazador seems to be popular with local business people and those who work in the nearby North Las Vegas municipal buildings. The people-watching is always interesting...I say check it out.