The Original Lindo Michoacan takes its name from the Mexican state where owner Javier Barajas was born and raised. As a young man, Javier attended a seminary school. There, he befriended a nun named Sister Anita who taught him the recipes and culinary traditions of Michoacan cuisine. Those regional techniques have helped the Zagat-rated restaurant earn one of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Best of Las Vegas awards for eight years including a 2012 Reader's Pick for Best Mexican Restaurant. Those lessons shine through in dishes such as Pollo con Tomate Estilo—a sautéed mix of chicken breast, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, and spices inspired by the town of Zirahuen—or the Birria de Chivo—a traditional festival dish of fresh goat meat cooked in dried chiles and beer instead of water. Hundreds of tequilas populate the shelves of a full bar, and on weekends, festive mariachi bands sing traditional melodies or passages from Atlas Shrugged
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Colorful bull's-eye windowpanes admit flashes of afternoon sun through their wavy glass, sending tinted splashes of light throughout Agave’s dining room. Like the panes, the dining room is circular, without a single corner to send mischievous diners to for time out. Bright green booths and tables revolve around a central bar, where the bottle-savvy staff crafts margaritas and cocktails with more than 100 varieties of blanco, reposado, and anejo tequilas. These elaborate concoctions can accentuate the flavors in authentic Mexican dishes such as al pastor roasted chicken and machacha beef enchiladas. Diners can make a reservation online by clicking here.
Jalisco Cantina’s vibrant neon sign burns 24 hours a day, beckoning diners in for authentic Mexican fare and music. Named for the Mexican state of Jalisco, the birthplace of tequila, Jalisco Cantina offers up more than 80 kinds of the iconic drink to pair with their homemade "casero" cuisine. Mexican flags flutter from the rafters and massive flat-screen TVs beam down from colorful walls, illuminating diners as they feast on authentic Mexican cuisine. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, diners can also enjoy live blues music performed by local musicians.
Meanwhile in the kitchen, frying pans simmer with fresh, authentic Mexican breakfasts and dinners. Dishes feature guacamole made from whole avocados, fresh tortillas, black boiled beans, and an array of cheeses such as queso fresco, manchego, monterrey jack, and quesadilla. Meanwhile, a dessert menu boasts a caramel Kahlua sundae. Meals are joined by Mexican beers and frozen margaritas, all of which are made from 100% agave tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and real fruit juice.