Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leticia's Mexican Cocina (Las Vegas)



On a whim Marilyn used the iPhone app, "Siri", and asked "What restaurant has the best Happy Hour".  On three attempts Leticia's was the response.  I tried it on my phone and the same came up.  Why that particular day that happened, I have no clue.  It doesn't do that today, 3 days later.

We had never heard of the place.  It was a bit of a drive for us but we were up for the adventure.  We drove to their location near Durango and Farm Road.  Located in the far northwest end of Las Vegas.

We ordered the El Molcajete at the recommendation of our server.  One order to split between the two of us.  That even ended up being way too much food or us!

As we waited we were served our drinks and a bowl of chips, bean dip, and salsa.  The chips were average....so so.  The bean dip was wonderful.

The service was prompt and soon our dinner arrived.  El Molcajete (Authentic Mexican Style Fajitas)  We ordered the chicken version.   The dinner was mostly served in a large hot lava bowl.  Filled with Ranchera sauce.  The chicken, onions, cheese and other ingredients all smothered in the sauce.  4 strips of grilled Nopales (Mexican Cactus) draped over the side of the lava bowl.

That was accompanied with a side dish of Mexican Rice, Black beans, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, and a generous stack of warm Tortillas.

I loved it all. It burst with flavor.  I sampled the Mexican Cactus (Very similar taste to Grilled Green Peppers.  So much so I still think they were LOL).  Couldn't get enough of them.

My opinion is the spicy/hot level was right at my maximum enjoyment level.  I am really not into overly spicy-hot foods.  I really enjoyed it though.  Marilyn was breaking out into a sweat and her opinion was it is beyond her limit to truly enjoy it.  But to be fair she is a light-weight when it comes to spicy.  :-)   It was unfortunate there was not a happy middle ground with a way to spice it up or not, right at the table.

Price for the meal $22 without drinks. 

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was great.  So we will be back to sample something new.  Marilyn wants to return and try something more bland.  I am up for the El Molcajete again!

We went on a Thursday evening around 5 pm.  No waiting.  It wasn't real busy when we went in.  When we departed people where waiting to be seated.  We understand the weekends are real busy. 

We also found out they are opening a new location in about a month (October 2017).  On the west side of Las Vegas at Tivoli Village.  That location is at Alta and Rampart. This is in our neck of the woods so our next visit will be at that location.



1 comment:

  1. We ate there a year or two ago, had almost forgotten about it! It's a bit out of the way for us, too, but worth it for good Mexican food. Thanks for the reminder, we'll have to try it again soon.

    DaveL

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