The best Mole Poblano in Las Vegas
Las Cazuelas is a small, simple operation with about a half-dozen tables and a to-go counter. But you're not here for the atmosphere. You're here for regional Puebla-style cuisine. The enchiladas are the specialty, stuffed with beef or shredded chicken and topped with a choice of red or green sauces. Yet if you really want to do it right, go with the house-recommended mole on top. The recipe includes 25-30 ingredients with at least three kinds of peppers balancing out raisins, cinnamon, and chocolate, adding up to a rich, but well-balanced combination. The menu has plenty of other traditional favorites, including an egg-battered poblano chili relleno, tacos with a choice of slow-cooked meats, and six takes on a torta (a traditional Mexican sandwich). The restaurant is clearly tailored toward takeaway orders—even if you're only going as far as one of the shaded patio tables in a courtyard shared with neighboring businesses.
How to order: Show up, sit down, and somebody will hand you a menu. Or call 702-837-0204 to order ahead for pickup.