Cinco de Mayo lands on a Tuesday this year, so we had to celebrate early this weekend. One of our favorite places to celebrate is at the best, and most authentic, Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas, Lindo Michoacan.
We love sitting outside on their patio under shady umbrellas. It was in the mid-80s, but we were comfortable in the shade.
For the start of our celebration, we ordered house margaritas on the rocks, a refreshing and delicious match to the tasty chips with salsa and bean dip.
Margarita on the Rocks
Drinks: Margarita on the Rocks, Rich and Kathy
Starter: Chips with Salsa and Bean Dip, Rich and Kathy
Chips with Salsa and Bean Dip
Appetizers: Fideo Soup, Rich and Kathy
Entree: Carne Asada Tacos, Kathy
Carne Asada Tacos
Entree: Carnitas a la Coca Cola, Rich
Carnitas in a Coca Cola sauce made with dried pasilla chiles, fresh garlic, black pepper, cloves, my Mom’s secret spices, and Coca Cola.
Carnitas a la Coca Cola
Lindo Michoacan is perpetually rated as the best Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas. And no wonder, it is authentic. The margaritas are certainly some of the best around, and the salsa and bean dip are the best anywhere.
We always look forward to the fideo soup. Now soup may not sound too interesting, but this soup is so flavorful, you don’t want to miss it.
(Kathy’s Comment: For a non-soup lover, I actually really like this – yum!)
Kathy had the carne asada soft tacos that were full of flavors, including the well-seasoned and perfectly cooked beef.
My absolute favorite dish is the Chile Colorado, but since I don’t want to order that every time we visit, I chose the Carnitas a la Coca Cola. The meat is a little sweet, as you can imagine, but when you wrap it in a corn tortilla with some beans, rice, and guacamole, it’s fantastic.
Kathy tried the carnitas, and they were too sweet for her without the tortillas.
We skipped dessert this time, but we enjoyed finishing our margaritas while we relaxed in the peaceful atmosphere and finished our chips and dips.
Another successful Cinco de Mayo celebration!