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I won't mince words:  Tacos El Gordo is as close to Tijuana as it gets in Las Vegas. Why?  They have only one other location... in Tijuana, Mexico!  


Photo:  Tacos El Gordo offers indoor, and, in January, semi-outdoor dining.  During warmer months, the sides are removed to provide shaded, outdoor dining.


Photo:  On this late Sunday morning, January 27, 2013, Tacos El Gordo is a busy place.  There are two order/pickup windows, and lots of customers!  Check out the menu posted above the order window, as Tacos El Gordo offers a very limited selection of... tacos.  But, they do tacos the right way, exactly like the way tacos are served in Tijuana, Mexico.


Photo:  After you pick up your tacos, if you wish, the next stop is the station where you can dress you tacos anyway you like them.  Or, if you're like me, you can just order your taco, "con todo," and get it dressed the way a street vendor in Tijuana would sell it.  As in the previous photo, Tacos El Gordo is a busy place!


Photo:  After you pay for your order, you get a number, and when your order is ready, it's placed on the counter, and your number is called.  My order of two tacos de tripas is ready, dressed, "con todo."


Photo:  Indoors was crazy-crowded, on this chilly January Sunday, so I chose to dine outdoors, as it was less crowded, but no worries, as I prefer outdoor dining, especially when I'm enjoying tacos.  Tacos El Gordo offers both indoor and outdoor dining.


Photo:  I asked one of the bus-gals to take my smiling photo, and she did, and I tipped her a couple of bucks, and gave her a warm, "thank you."


Photo:  You don't have to go all the way to Tijuana to enjoy delicious tacos de tripas!  Tacos El Gordo serves delicious grilled tripe tacos, exactly like their Tijuana location does... the only difference is the price!  Hint:  Tijuana tacos are about half the price of their Las Vegas counterparts!  Just like in Mexico, the tacos start out with two corn tortillas, toasted on the griddle, stuffed with grilled tripe, and garnished with cilantro, diced onions, and "house" salsa.  Muy sabroso!

Yes, I've visited the original location of Tacos El Gordo,  located at Constitución 992, Centro, 22000 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.  The tacos served in the original Tijuana location, and the Las Vegas location, are identical.  So, do you know how to say "authentic" in Spanish?  Try, auténtico!  That single word describes Tacos El Gordo, which makes tacos, as good as they get.

Tacos El Gordo
3049 S. Las Vegas Bvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702 641-8228

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