Taco Tuesday takes on a whole new meaning when Santos Guisados Tacos & Beer makes its debut today. The restaurant takes over the former Bomb Tacos space in Fremont East with a menu of traditional Mexican guisados tacos and Mexican craft beers.
Las Vegas hospitality industry veteran Eduardo Cordova created the restaurant based on the meals he ate at home while he was growing up in Mexico. Guisados means “slow-cooked,” a dish that is typically served on a plate with rice and beans. Cordova opted to serve those dishes as a taco with homemade tortillas.
The menu features cochinita pibil made with marinated pork slow-cooked in banana leaves and topped with pickled red onions; shrimp fantasma with seared shrimp in a ghost pepper cream topped with corn, red cabbage, and crema; fish chicharron with crispy fried fish with red cabbage, and a mango-habanero sauce; and the vegetarian garbanzo enchilada with chickpeas simmered in tomatoes, onions, herbs, spices, and cotija cheese. Carne asada, al pastor, pollo asado, and crispy potato tacos make the menu, as do quesadillas, nachos, carne asada fries, guacamole, and chips and salsa. Guisados tacos and classic tacos ring in for $3 to $4.50 each. The entire menu is gluten-free, and all vegetarian dishes can be made vegan by request.
The 40-seat restaurant takes its design from Mexican churches with a roster of Mexican saint and angel pieces throughout the space. Diners can order from a taco confessional open during lunch hours. The restaurant also features a mural by local artist José “Killz” Lopez.
Santos Guisados Tacos & Beer, 616 E. Carson Ave., 702-826-3515. Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.