Cabo Mexican Restaurant Offers Tex-Mex Favorites
Las Vegas has long been bereft of Tex-Mex cuisine. As a transplanted Texan, culinary life hasn’t been the same without it. We have scoured the city looking for something that will substitute and even harassed the town’s venerable food critics for suggestions – and have always come up with nada.
While still living in Houston, we used to go to a little hot spot that poured its irresistibly creamy and soupy queso over a thin shell of a tortilla ball that was hollow in the middle. Oh my, it was cheesy decadence. And so much more imaginative then the same-old, same-old chips and queso treatment Mexican restaurants give this appetizer section staple.
But we digress with our trip down memory lane, and will get to the point of sharing with you a restaurant here in Las Vegas that gets about as close to Tex-Mex as we have found. Cabo Mexican Restaurant at Aliante Station could potentially fill a Tex-Mex craving, especially if it involves Tacos Al Cabon, Fajitas or even Deep Fried Ice Cream.
And while you lap up traditional Tex-Mex dishes, you might also be able to add some new favorites that are not regular Tex-Mex items. Cabo’s Bacon Wrapped Shrimp appetizer is sinful, as it should be, and well prepared as the chef was able to preserve the integrity of both the shrimp and the bacon for a delicious starter served with a honey mustard dipping sauce. Other not-so-classic starters include Lettuce Wrap Tacos, Shrimp Cocktail (it is Vegas after all), and Cholula Chicken Wings. But it’s been awhile since we have graced a Texas border so possibly tacos wrapped in plant leaves — seems a mortal sin to us — have made the nutritional cut back in the Lone Star state.
We had an entrée of Camarones al Mojo de Ajo, which is marinated shrimp sautéed with roasted garlic, red chiles and red and green bell peppers for a stew-like dish. Cabo’s other entrée specials are Cowboy Steak, Grilled Mahi Mahi, Baja Carnitas, Carne Asada, and Pollo Ranchero.
And the margaritas at Cabo aren’t standard either. We are not huge fans of the classic Mexican quencher but Cabo adds rock candy syrup to its Classic Cadillac to cut the usually tart taste and it really works. It was a very enjoyable cocktail that we were sad to see empty.
But once you get to the dessert offerings its back to classic Tex-Mex: the aforementioned Deep Fried Ice Cream, Traditional Flan, and Sopapillas. The Deep Fried Ice Cream certainly took us back down memory lane.
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