Just returned from my nine day tour of the SW. The trip yielded only one notable restaurant experience. As Lotus of Siam was closed and we needed to leave LV for LA, we settled for La Barca across the way.
Wow. Not bad. Tecate cans topped with shrimp and a spicy salsa, chicken enchiladas made with just the right ammount of white crumbly goat cheese, Pozole that seemed a little thin at first but grew into a very strong and delicious soup. Attentive and friendly service. The two dining rooms, lined with soccer paraphenalia, are painted in a wild palette making any Border Grill design look like La Salsa. And reasonably priced -- $8/person
Oh and I did really enjoy fry bread dusted with powdered sugar at the top of Acoma Pueblo.