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Thursday, 01 May 2014 18:54

Las Vegas: Review of Leticia’s Mexican Cocina

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You are not going to find this spot on the strip. It is not even in downtown Las Vegas. Instead think of taking a 20 minute trip to North West Vegas to Leticia's Mexican Cocina. What you find is some of the best Mexican food this side of the border. I have been privy to test some to the Mexican food in Los Angeles and Leticia's rivals all of them.

I went with Dave Miller of Dave Miller's Mexico Blog and his wife. As a person who lives half of the year in Mexico, I asked him to select something authentic and that don't see everyday on Mexican menus in the states. He recommend the Molcajeted. There was not one flat note of flavor. In fact there was residual zing of flavor. My dish was mixed grill of carne asada, nopales, chicken, shrimp, jalapenos, and chorizo sausage is served in a heated molcajete with Oaxacan queso fresco. Now visually Dave did mention he thought it would be more spectacular and there was an absence of green onion. Nevertheless, he tasted it as well and thought it was phenomenal. My beverage of choice for the evening, white sangria. I enjoyed it but next time I would say easy on the ice of no ice.

 

Dave ordered the tacos Pastor. He thought they were great and his wife ordered the salsa verde and salsa roja tamales which she enjoyed. Now to quote Dave, " The tequilla list was awesome. If you want tequila, this is the place." His description of the tacos Pastor, "... the pineapple in the tacos pastor and carnitas were literally perfect, best I've had outside of Guadalajara. The guac was the only so so thing to me." Before dinner was served there was complimentary chips, salsa and fabulous bean dip.

 

Where: 7585 Norman Rockwell LN Las Vegas, Nevada 89143

Phone: (702) 445-7722

 

 

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