For more than 30 years, this standalone restaurant has been the house that tamales built. Situated between the Strip and Downtown, it’s a convenient location when you need a proper Mexican fix. Its expansive menu that features all of Mexico’s greatest hits: ample platters of tacos, burritos, enchiladas and, my favorite, handmade tamales (unwrap the corn husk to reveal packets of masa filled with pork, chicken, cheese, or beef, or in the dessert version, pineapples, and raisins). The chili rellenos are dauntingly big, but getting every bite down won’t be a problem because they’re so good. Dinners come as full-on meals, complete with rice, beans, soup or salad, and tortillas.
- Grace Bascos