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Jul 25, 2018 03:42PM ● By Debbie Hall
Mexican food can sometimes be thought of as lard-laden, deep-fried deliciousness. Tacos, wet burritos, and deep-fried churros, while tasty, aren’t necessarily the healthiest things to eat. El Dorado Cantina (ELDORADOVEGAS.COM) is changing the way Mexican food is perceived. A menu curated by Chef Francisco Cortes is comprised of organic, GMO-free, authentic ingredients. Each bite contains locally sourced ingredients with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options infused with his passion for dishes that stay true to his Mexican roots. All the food including beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, fish, produce, and dairy are carefully selected from US farms and are free of antibiotics, pesticides, and steroids. The vegan and vegetarian Mexican cuisine combines healthy ingredients creating flavorful, plant-based meals cooked to tempt any palate. The newest dish on the menu features blue corn tacos filled with grilled colored cauliflower and topped with salsa cascabel, pico de gallo, and fresh guacamole. The colors of the blue corn amidst the reds and greens are a visual delight.

El Dorado Cantina’s vegan and gluten-free guacamole and salsa include the signature Tableside Guacamole combining fresh Hass avocados with Serrano chiles, garlic, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and fresh lime juice to make sure it bursts with flavor. If Vegas temps aren’t hot enough for you, take the culinary heat up a notch (or two) and order the Tableside Ghost Chili Pepper Salsa. Made to each guest’s specifications, the fresh roasted ghost chili peppers, roasted tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper are blended and garnished with cilantro onion mix.

In the mood for a burger? The Portobello burger delivers the earthy taste of the mushroom topped with lettuce, onion, and tomato served on a bun. Mexican three-cheese blend can be added for a vegetarian dish. For the gluten-free crowd, the gluten-free Huevos Divorciados satisfies early morning (or late night) hunger featuring two fried eggs topped with queso fresco, roasted green, and red salsa over fresh Hass avocados on grilled corn tortillas with a choice of refried or black beans. Not a bad hangover cure.

The 4,200-square-foot restaurant is open 24/7 and has a dining space, Macassar ebony topped bar, and private dining room. The Mexican décor incorporates rich woods enhanced by hand-woven deep red wall coverings accented by wrought-iron light fixtures. Antique mirrors and two antique oak and copper aged doors hang near the bar creating the ambiance of a secret hideaway. Tall booths invite romance while tabletops encourage people to hang out with family and friends.

El Dorado Cantina redefines Mexican cuisine, embracing culture, smart ingredients, and health conscious options, making way for cuisine that just about anyone with a pulse will love.