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Colorful Murals Anchor the New Mexican Restaurant at Fergusons Downtown

La Monja also has a patio and an open kitchen

La Monja
| Louiie Victa

Chef Dan Krohmer, who already has Eater 38 standout Other Mama and his Japanese robata-style Hatsumi at Fergusons Downtown, now also brings a Mexican cantina into the mix, just across the courtyard from sister restaurant Hatsumi. La Monja, Spanish for “the nun,” takes its inspiration from classic coastal Mexican regional fare modernized. The restaurant grinds its own corn in house for the tortillas and features what it calls the largest mezcal list in Downtown Las Vegas.

Two murals anchor the dining room, one featuring a naughty nun and another drama masks. Krohmer partnered with his childhood friend, artist Brent Patten, to create a space and vibe representative of the art and culture of their hometown community in Sacramento.

Diners can see the action in the open kitchen as ceviche, tacos, and entrees such as grilled striped bass, octopus with pipian verde, hanger steak with roasted onion puree and mushroom escabeche, enchiladas rojas, and more.

A patio at the front features its own bar overlooking the courtyard at Fergusons Downtown.

A view of a dining room
The dining room at La Monja
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A dining room
A mural in the dining room at La Monja
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A view of booths
Booths at La Monja
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A view of a mural and a dining room
The dining room at La Monja
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A drama mural
The drama mural at La Monja
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A nun mural
The naughty nun mural at La Monja
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A view of an open kitchen
The open kitchen at La Monja
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The open kitchen
The open kitchen at La Monja
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A view of a bar
The bar at La Monja
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The bar at La Monja
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An outdoor bar
The outdoor bar at La Monja
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A view of the patio
The patio at La Monja
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A view of the patio
The patio at La Monja
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A view of window seating
Window seating at La Monja
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The sign at La Monja
The sign at La Monja
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La Monja
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La Monja

1028 Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (702) 848-3530 Visit Website

Hatsumi

1028 Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (702) 268-8939 Visit Website

Other Mama

3655 South Durango Drive, , NV 89147 (702) 463-8382 Visit Website
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