This little gem up in the far north side of the Valley is often overlooked, but good prices, hearty portions and honest home-style cooking make Leticia’s worth the drive. Most meals come with complimentary cups of fideo, a Mexican noodle soup that’s a cure for anything from the common cold to a case of the blues. Leticia Mitchell is a Chilanga, or Mexico City native, but her food comes from all over Mexico, and it is as authentic as you’ll find. Cochinita pibil—slow-roasted pork laced with achiote, or annatto seed—is a delicacy from Yucatan, while her grilled corn topped with queso fresco, chile and lime is a street food one encounters in any public park south of the border. Empanadas, chiles rellenos and Ensenada-style fish tacos are just three standout dishes at this charmingly rustic restaurant. 7585 Norman Rockwell Lane, 445-7722.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.