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La Mexicana (Las Vegas)


Restaurants & Bars Southwest Mexican

La Mexicana (Las Vegas)

Dave Feldman | | Jul 29, 2008 11:20 PM

This Mexican place (3675 S Decatur Blvd., between Flamingo and Sahara, right across the street from Bonita Michoacan) was my favorite new-to-me restaurant from my current trip. I have only begun to explore the menu but I tried every taco they make (the lengua stood out for me) and had a fantastic carnitas torta, the best torta I've ever had in Las Vegas. I tried a couple of the delicate but not celestial tamales, too.

Along with classic L.A. street food (including burritos and taquitos), La Mexicana offers eggs, menudo, and tripe). There are daily specials, although when they run out, they run out (I was too late for birria, a recurrent special, every time I went).When birria is available, they offer it in tacos as well as a plate with rice and beans. Unless alcohol is essential, I don't see much reason to go to a Michoacan restaurant for staples when the food is better and much cheaper.

Are there other fans of L.M. that can recommend other faves?

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