OK, we are changing around the schedules again at work and I find myself temporarily helping out at our North Las Vegas office one day a week. I'm sure I got the assignment because I speak Spanish. No problem; I keep hearing that there are some great taquerias out that way (Lake Mead Blvd. east of I 15). The problem is, I have tried a couple already in the area and have been less than thrilled. My last lunch (the guilty shall go nameless) was downright inedible. The place looked great, mind you, and had the proper air of authenticity....right down to the fact that no English was spoken, period. But the food was awful. I'm still not sure what the meat was....but it wasn't carne asada.....and the rice I ordered as a side was uncooked.
Another place I tried had ok tacos, but at 3.50 apiece I felt they were a little pricey for tacos. They didn't even have two tortillas. And they certainly weren't anything special.
Neither place was very crowded at lunch time, so maybe that should have been a clue. OTOH, no place is crowded at lunch time in this town lately. So, Chowhounds, give it up: everyone says the good taquerias are out on the Eastern end of Lake Mead Blvd...care to give names?