Vegas Seven

Phat Phrank’s

  • Community

    Phast Cars!

    By Bob Whitby

    Some people organize car shows because they dig cars, and some do it for the recognition. Frank Miranda, the eponymous owner of Phat Phrank’s Mexican restaurant, is putting one together to increase the peace.

  • Dining

    Best Mexican Discovery

    You would think a city whose name has Spanish roots would be teeming with top-notch authentic restaurants. Not so. Thankfully, we can now add Phat Phrank’s to the short list. This family-owned business, led by Frank Miranda, in a quiet little strip mall offers killer Mexican fare that’s matched only by its service and hospitality.

  • Diner's Notebook

    Some dim sum, a killer cuppa and a hidden dining triforce

    By Max Jacobson

    Hark! There is good news for lovers of dim sum in Las Vegas. Cathay House (942-7777), our city’s most venerable establishment for the Cantonese snacks and savories, has recently opened at the Palms. Said resort owner George Maloof, “It’s something we tossed around in our heads for a long time. So many Chinese guests used to leave for their meals and head to nearby Chinatown. Now, they don’t have to.”

  • Dishing With Grace

    Fish Tacos at Phat Phranks

    While it has an unassuming strip-mall location (see Page 82), Phat Phranks has some of the best fish tacos in town. Battered pieces of juicy cod are fried to a golden crisp and served on corn tortillas with cabbage and creamy cilantro sauce. They also make an array of delicious salsas that can be added if you prefer your tacos with a kick. Order the full plate and you get a healthy helping of rice and beans. $9, 4850 W. Sunset Road, 247-6528.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Churros at Phat Phrank’s

    This Mexican restaurant is the cool version of fat, and owner Frank Miranda has churros like you’ve never seen. The deep-fried dessert is drizzled with white and dark chocolate and caramel.