La Comida, created by the Morton Group, serves authentic Mexico City fare and fresh drinks in downtown Las Vegas.
The menu offers familiar Mexican cuisine using traditional ingredients and cooking styles from various regions in Mexico with the influence of Mexico City. Appetizer selections include tostada mixta served with shrimp, scallop, snapper and yellow aji dressing; classic Pozole prepared with hominy, pork, avocado and shredded cabbage; and Mexican street corn flavored with cotija cheese, cayenne pepper, butter and mayonnaise.
Regional specialties include carne de res a la parrilla served with beef skirt steak, wild mushroom and oven-roasted poblano peppers; pollo al horno created with mixiote chicken, Mexican squash and achiote sauce; and puerco ahumado prepared with mesquite-smoked pork shoulder, adovada sauce and plantain chips.
La Comida serves signature cocktails using fresh fruit purees made from guava, prickly pear, passion fruit, pomegranate, tamarind, mint leaves, lime, basil and tajin spice. Tequila offerings include varieties from around the world such as Cabrito, El Tesoro, Milagro, Partida and more.
The restaurant grew out of the bones of an old laundry facility in downtown Las Vegas. The history of the building itself contributes to the essence of La Comida with a merging of the old with the new.
Patrons enter La Comida through the back alley, where graffiti peeks out from behind ornate metal window grates. The restaurant seats 80 in the dining room, 15 at the bar and 24 on the patio, and is comprised of 3,000 square feet including the open kitchen, a 25-foot cocktail bar overlooking Sixth Street, with 13-foot accordion-style doors opening from the fašade to allow seating on the sidewalk outside.
Design elements include wood floors, reclaimed tiles from Mexico, authentic church pews and stained glass from old church windows, as just a few of the authentic touches. Other reclaimed pieces include a hostess stand fashioned from an antique cart, and the metal gate that once graced the garden entry of someone?s home.