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La Carnita

Mexican is one of my favourite types of cuisine, so naturally when a spot opens in my neighborhood, it jumps to the top of my list.

That being said; with its seemingly never-ending line of eager customers, Ive only recently been able to check out La Carnita.

Spinning the best of throw-back 90s hip-hop tracks, La Carnitas theorem takes a blend of street art and street food, plunging you into a great atmosphere for snacks & drinks, making it a hit with a date or friends.

My standouts came along with a start of ancho dusted Tortilla dipped Guacamole chips, followed by a round of tacos; Tostada de Ceviche, the tender Beef Cheek, and In Cod We Trust, paring it all up with a beverage concoction called Smoke & Mirrors, cucumber with a kick.

I loved that they add an original piece of art to take away with your bill  really leaves you with a lasting impression!

Column one: 1. Tortilla Chips w/ ancho chili powder & Guacamole, Sikil Pak, Mezcal Chipotle Liver Pate 2. menu  3. Beef Cheek w/ lime avocado, green cabbage, pickled jalapeño & crispy shallots (x2) / La Carnita (Friday Special) confit pork, guacamole, salsa verde & pickled onion (x1) 4. Doublenaut print, 250/2500

Column two: 1. Edison Bulbs 2. Aqua 3. Tostada de Ceviche w/ Swordfish, guacamole, coconut milk, habanero, tomato & cucumber 4. Smoke & Mirrors w/ Fortuna Mezcal, lime juice, muddled cucumber & Cilantro 5. In Cod We Trust w/ Voltron sauce, lime crema, pickled red cabbage, green apple & cilantro

Julian Serrano

While walking through Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas we stumbled upon the hotel restaurant Julian Serrano. The décor was warm hues and opalescent mosaic tile sweeping though the entire restaurant. The open concept and colourful atmosphere was a great contrast to some of the overly dark and dim restaurants found in Vegas.

I have to gush about this restaurant because the food was excellent! We sampled a good variety of tapas and they were all outstanding. The spicy brava potatoes brought me back to Barcelona only I was in Vegas. I ordered a seemingly typical plate of battered calamari and discovered that it had fried lemon slices that were sprinkled with sea salt. Since I’m not opposed to sampling the garnish, I tried the lemon slices and they were delicious! Before we knew it most of the plate had been devoured, so no pictures. I will definitely return to try everything else on the menu!

White Anchovy Fillets | Tuna Carpaccio | Beef & Cheese | Brava Potatoes

China Poblano

My favourite part of my trip to Vegas was the food! The restaurants are simply some of the best with world renowned chefs at the helm. Unique in both concept and décor, China Poblano created by chef José Andrés is a noodle & taco resto located in The Cosmopolitan.

I’m partial to Mexican food it’s one of my favorites so we sampled a few of the dishes on the Mexicaso side of the menu. The décor is modern and bright, intermixing Chinese & Mexican cultural elements. Digital images swap from famous Chinese to Mexican public figures. The restaurants kitchens are split into two; one side prepares strictly Chinese dishes, while other side whips up Mexican offerings. Now for the food, it was tapas style and amazing – the guacamole was perfect, roasted chicken mole tacos, tuna ceviche, and shrimp mojo were delicious. I enjoyed a pomegranate margarita with a light sweetness that paired well with all the spices.

Pollo con Mole Poblano  roasted chicken taco | mole poblano sauce

Tuna Ceviche  amaranth seeds | soy sauce | pecans

Shrimp Mojo Shrimp  sweet black garlic | roasted poblano peppers

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