I was with a group that ate at Hacienda tonight..it is way out east on Lake Mead and Christy (a few blocks past Nellis). Several nights a week they set up an outdoor grill and pastor spit and do a taco stand in the parking lot (you can also enjoy the regular menu inside...). This is the first place in Vegas that I've seen with a real al pastor spit....delicious! The carnitas are also very good, and although I didn't try the asada it smelled good.
They have a generous salsa bar (including an unusal escabeche that contains shredded onions, carrots and cabbage) and will throw in a little of the house pinto beans (also delicious!) and grilled jalapenos and cebollitas with your taco order. the salsa cruda contains diced avocado as well as the usual tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and cilantro...tasty! I understand that later in the evening on weekends the mariachis stop by...we had to be content with the boom box. Beer is available.
I noticed grilled elotes (corn on the cob) and oysters on the menu as well...unfortunately after I had already stuffed myself silly on tacos.
Six generous tacos (hey, I was hungry!!) and a tecate set me back 11 bucks. I'll be back.....this could become a regular Friday after-work stop (Its a short drive from my North Las Vegas office where I hang out on Fridays...).....Check it out...the al pastor is the real deal.
Hacienda is at 3482 East Lake Mead Blvd.
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