Casa Don Juan
A local favorite for authentic Mexican fare in downtown Las Vegas, Casa Don Juan is ideal for a casual, affordable meal off the Strip. The restaurant’s exterior pairs rustic stone with brightly hued walls, while the equally cheerful interior is adorned with simple wood furniture, bright paper flags, and painted pottery. As live music fills the space, patrons can begin their meal with not-too-sweet margaritas made with fresh fruit behind the thatched-roof bar. Then, it’s on to house specialties such as the guacamole and the carnitas de puerco: roasted pork served with rice, beans, and pico de gallo.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.