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Dining Pick of the Week: Tacos La Mexicana

Tacos La Mexicana

3555 S. Durango Drive at Spring Mountain Road; 702-233-5070

When you walk into this restaurant and take in the many aromas coming from the kitchen, you know you are about to have some authentic Mexico City food. Popular tacos are made with beef, pork, pastor (marinated pork), chicken, sausage, fish, cabeza (beef cheek) or lengua (beef tongue). Sandwiches can be made with many of the above items, along with ham and cheese, steak and chicharron (pork stew). There are a variety of burritos, including red, green and vegetarian, chile relleno, quesadillas, tostadas, chimichangas, beef or chicken nachos, tamales and the house specialty, huarache, which is fried masa topped with green or red salsa, onions, potato and cilantro and choice of meat with queso fresco cheese. Combination plates, such as three enchiladas, Burrito Supreme, four rolled tacos, chilaquiles verdes and chicken or beef fajitas, are served with rice and beans. Rico menudo is served Saturday and Sunday, and caldo de res is available Tuesday and Friday. Several breakfast items are huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, huevos a la Mexicana, and eggs with ham or sausage. Tacos start at $1.39, and combination plates begin at $6.95. Tacos La Mexicana is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the drive-thru window open until 1 a.m.

— Jack Bulavsky