I have been driving to Laughlin, Nevada for a lazy getaway with my family since I was a child. This is our mellow version of the Las Vegas strip vacation. With the strip, you can easily relax, but can easily get caught up in the running around to see all the fancy hotels and casinos, race to catch a show or make it into the latest hyped up club. With Laughlin, I go with the mindset that I will spend the majority of the time laying by the pool and river with bloody marys and dine at buffets. The active part would include a walk through a few casinos, gamble in the evening, and do one water activity such as ride a wave runner on the river or drive a patio boat on the lake. I truly relax and feel a good distance from home without having to drive more than I would for Vegas.
This time, however, I went with an added goal. I saw that Guy Fieri opened a new restaurant, El Burro Borracho at the Harrah’s Hotel, where we were staying. As much as I enjoy the buffets, I was very curious about this restaurant and thought it would make for a nice birthday dinner for my sister. I am happy to say that everything ordered was excellent!
I enjoy margaritas, but sometimes I think twice about ordering one, due to places that load them with a lot of syrup and sweetness. On this menu, the margaritas sounded really good, and I had to try one…
I ordered the Habanero-Pineapple Margarita: Pineapple + habanero-infused Cabo Wabo Silver tequila, triple sec, pineapple chucks, and homemade sour mix
If you like spicy, you will love this drink. It tastes light and fresh with a light lingering burn and the added spiciness of a chili salt rim.
Next, it was time for the appetizer- THIS WAS THE BEST PART OF DINNER.
We ordered Grilled Street Corn– Grilled corn cob, crema, chile de arbol, cilantro, lime, mayo + crumbled Cotija cheese
This was so creamy and with the right touch of salt and spice. It is the closest thing to having street corn in Mexico.
There are enchiladas, tacos, tortas, fajitas, and burritos for entrees. It was very hard to choose just one entree, but fortunately there were four other dishes that were ordered at my table, so I got to taste more than one.
Pork Chile Verde Enchiladas– Marinated pork shoulder, queso casero, tomatillo salsa, sweet onion, tequila-lime crema + cilantro
Chicken Mole Enchilada– Grilled Chicken, queso casero, mole verde, diced onion, tequila-lime crema + cilantro
Old Skool Americano– Sonoran-style braised ground beef, shredded cabbage, cheddar cheese, tequila-lime creme + pico de gallo, parmesan cheese-dusted crispy corn tortillas
Drunken Fish Tacos– Baja-style or la plancha mahi mahi, shredded cabbage, avocado, tequila-lime crema, pickled red onion + cilantro, grilled corn tortillas
There was not one plate that wasn’t delicious. The combination of ingredients worked very well and tasted very fresh. It truly was authentic Mexican food. I am in love with Guy Fieri now for the dinner I had here.
Oh! let’s not forget about their way of celebrating birthdays…
They provide a straw hat with long, soft donkey ears and a delicious dessert, all while singing a birthday song!
Check out the rest of the menu to see how incredible each recipe sounds!