It’s hard to find, engulfed by the massive, impersonal, forbidding, monolithic and almost-always-empty buildings that surround it, and probably a tad expensive for the (hoped for) clientele. But there’s no doubt that the retro-hip, old-world-meets-new Mundo is a breath of fresh air to the moribund downtown dining scene.
One brief meal does not a review make, but we will tell you we loved the veggie quesadilla, liked the tortilla soup, and would sell a piece of our soul for another bite of the fabulous flan.
The ancho-chipotle sauce that came with the braised short rib enchiladas wasn’t quite up to the Border Grill gold standard, but if you like your spiced beef cooked to a baby food mush, you’ll find this version more than acceptable.
Wash it down with a couple of super sangrias, and you have a $100 dinner for two (although there were three of us).
Be advised, you will be scratching your head when trying to find the right parking lot among the land of the giants buildings of the World Market Center; then expect slight exasperation (and awe) as you enter these colossal edifices. But once you do locate this little slice of Mexican hipster heaven (ground floor on your left), you’ll be glad you did.
In the World Market Center
495 S. Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101