Ever since we got to Las Vegas, our friend Darrel has been recommending that we check out Lindo Michoacan’s newest location on Carnegie, a short distance from our home. He claimed it had excellent food and killer views of the city. The Husband’s parents came to visit for a long 4th of July weekend and we decided that their first full day in town, we would check out this restaurant (we’re all fans of Mexican). The restaurant is situated atop a hill overlooking the valley so we had high hopes for the view.
The restaurant itself is quite large. There are lots of tables in the main dining room as well as a large bar overlooking the valley.
A few steps down from the bar is two rows of additional tables with the best views in the restaurant. When we arrived, we were first seated in the main dining room. The Husband asked if there were any tables available near the windows and it turned out that one had just opened up. The staff (who was incredibly friendly throughout the evening!) quickly moved us to the new table. Here’s a view of the dining area we sat in:
And then our first view of the evening :-) You can see so far here in Las Vegas. It’s quite beautiful.
On to dining! The menu is quite large with lots of Mexican specialties we’ve never had.
As we looked through the menu, we were brought the usual tortilla chips and salsa but at Lindo Michoacan, you also get warm bean dip. The salsa is smooth and spicy and the bean dip was warm, creamy and cooling after having a good bit of the salsa. While the Husband’s dad feels he can make better bean dip at home, I particularly liked it
The Husband and I actually had a quick dinner here the night before and saw another table get guacamole made fresh at their table. The food we had was so good the night before that I insisted we try the guacamole. Our server, Alfredo, was wonderful, friendly, and funny and was the one to make our guacamole. On a big tray, he brought out a large bowl, 3 avocado halves, and bowls of limes, raw onions, fresh tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos (minus the seeds). We were able to provide input into how much of each went into the bowl and we opted for less jalapenos so that the Husband’s mom could enjoy it more (she’s not a fan of too much spice).
This guacamole was hands down the best guacamole I’ve ever had. The freshness was clear in every bite and the Husband and I really liked the jalapeno in it. There was a good amount for just the four of us. If you like guacamole, we recommend you get this!
On to drinks, the Husband, his dad, and I all got margaritas on the rocks. We all enjoyed them, but they definitely came with a Vegas drink price
All entrees are served with a cup of soup. We’re not quite sure what’s in it or what it’s called but it tasted like a meat (perhaps beef?) broth with thin noodles. It’s salty but not spicy. Another hit amongst the group! (Don’t be fooled by the picture, it’s just a cup and not a bowl!)
On to our entrees. The Husband’s mom ordered chicken fajitas and they looked good! The tortillas were large, freshly made, and warm.
The Husband’s dad went with chicken enchiladas and cleaned his plate. He was happy
The Husband ordered the Chile Verde de Marrano which was lean pork in chunks simmered in green salsa. The menu stated that it was made with tomatillos, green peppers, cilantro, onions, fresh garlic, and spices. He had had carnitas the night before. Both nights, the pork was perfect. It was tender, juicy, and flavorful. A definite win.
Based on the Husband’s recommendation, I went with pork as well, but in burrito format. I ordered the El Burro Bionico which was a burrito with my choice of meat (pork in this occasion), rice, beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, monterey jack cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and guacamole, all served “enchilada style.” This thing was HUGE! Definitely something that the whole table could have split. I think I got through maybe a third of it before calling it quits to take the rest home. It was very good.
The night before, I ordered the vegetarian burrito. It was made with zucchini, yellow squash, onions, mushrooms, and carrots. I loved the variety of vegetables, but the red sauce I ordered just didn’t speak to me. I don’t think I’ll order it again, but I think vegetarians will be happy with the handful of options available to them.
As the sun went down and the city lights came on, the view was even more beautiful.
Overall, we were incredibly impressed with Lindo Michoacan – La Loma. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. We noticed that the servers appear to have assistants and both our server Alfredo and his assistant Lazzaro (I think?) were on top of everything. It appears that there are a handful of managers and they just kept the place running so smoothly. We will definitely be back for more Mexican in the future and encourage you to do the same!