Saturday, May 28, 2016

"MORE TEQUILAS THAN SEATS" - LA COMIDA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, LAS VEGAS...

This is one of those "damned if you do/damned if you don't" posts - something you want to keep secret, but you also want to make sure it thrives and stays where it is.  La Comida, in downtown Las Vegas, is just that!

Straight from their own mouths:  "La Comida is a Mexican Restaurant with Mexican food and American rock.  A sensory departure from reality with spice, sound, color and the warmth of tequila at the back of your throat.  In the spirit of downtown Las Vegas, this venture takes a familiar favorite and twists it in unexpected and irreverent ways, as Jenna and Michael Morton are known to do, indulging both the simple taco lover and the mole connoisseur".
We stumbled upon this sheerly by happy accident.  Jesus in the bar (seen from the open patio window, as we walked by), blessing the wine and tequila, made us do a double take - and it was all uphill from there.  I've been back three times, since - each a new taste experience...definitely try the mole!  That's a six foot neon skeletal monkey on the front of the building.
Entrance is down "that" alley from the previous post (not that far down the alley - just off the main street), and is charming as all get-out.  Calavera skulls and the Virgin of Guadalupe welcome diners.
With PLENTY of inside (as well as patio) seating, if their tag line is correct, the tequila list must be killer!  Can't say enough about the food in this place - you'll have to take my word for it (and I LOVE my Mexican food), and just go!  Servers are friendly; meals are plated on mismatched vintage dinnerware; margaritas come in mason jars; and the decor does, indeed, ROCK...
even in the bathrooms, where this beautiful angel with the neon halo stands watch.
In town and visiting the downtown area...or LIVING in Vegas and looking for a new spot with fabulous food and unbelievable charm?  Check it out for yourself - 

6 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love quirky, characterful decor and this certainly looks like it has just that inside-out. :)

Maywyn Studio said...

Looks like an neat place to have a fantastic meal. There's so much to look at.
I dream of homemade enchiladas made with real corn husks.

Maywyn Studio said...

Should be...Dream of tamales with real corn husks. I have enchiladas on the mind after having corn bread with enchilada sauce last night.

Laurie said...

We always go for the out-of-the-way local dives. Just like yours, that well hid diamond in the rough. And then, we want to keep it secret.....some little place tucked away, just for the locals. Looks like you found a gem!

kathyinozarks said...

Looks like a very nifty spot to explore. we love Mexican food too and tequila is one I can drink and not get get sick from

Jillayne said...

I know just what you mean - it is indeed a dilemma... but sharing is always better {if you can still get a table when you want to go!}.
I also love Mexican food, and we're lucky to have a pretty authentic eatery here in our little town. I have learned to make a pretty fine burrito though, if I say so myself!