47.1 RODEO LOS REYES DE LA BARBACOA ESTILO HIDALGO
Since Desnudo Tacos is kaput for the time being, our staff thought it appropriate to elevate Rodeo Los Reyes de la Barbacoa estilo Hildago to the much coveted “best damn hole-in-the-wall tacos” spot on our Essential 50 list.
The tag line says ¡ Todo hecho al momento! and they mean it. The quality of the barbecued meats and the tortillas and the beans and the salsas they put out (for around ten bucks a platter) is nothing short of phe-nom-en-ol.
In terms of bang for the buck, it can’t be beat.
In terms of having the longest name in Las Vegas restaurants, it can’t be beat either.
To get there, take the Decatur North exit off the 93-95 (across from the Meadows Mall) and proceed north on Decatur. Look to your left a mile or so up the road and you’ll spot the barely lit “Barbacoa” sign in the middle of a seedy shopping center:
Don’t be put off by the bare tables and the fact there are only five people in the joint and three of them work there. Because two of the three are the ladies who are barbacoa-ing their hearts out back in the kitchen….in the “style of Hildago” of course.
The magic they make with these meats puts many a Mexican to shame. Take one bite of the carnitas, goat (chiva) or carne asada and be prepared to drop your taco in appreciation. The salsas will also blow you away.
Yeah, they’re that good.
Favorite dishes: What are you deaf? Get the tacos….all of them.
P.S. This picture doesn’t do them justice.
RODEO LOS REYES DE LA BARBACOA ESTILO HIDALGO
2115 N. Decatur Ave.