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Delicious Diversions Await at Golden Nugget’s Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar

July 24, 2014

July 24 is the official National Tequila Day, but at Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar inside the Golden Nugget, its as if every day is National Tequila Day.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar hasn’t been open long, but it’s already winning over downtown visitors with its great selection of tequila and mouth-watering menu.

Let’s start with the tequila first! For example, there’s the Sangria Swirl, as sexy as it is thirst-quenching.

Swirl

We trust we have your attention.

As you might expect, Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar has a killer traditional margarita.

Margarita

Many great Vegas adventures have begun with a simple margarita.

Now that your whistle has been whet, it’s time to sample the menu.

First up are the popular Ahi Tuna Tacos appetizer.

Ahi tacos

One of the more photogenic dishes you’ll find anywhere in Vegas.

Time to dive into a salad. We’re a recent fan of the Cantina Shrimp Salad, with grilled shrimp, mangoes, strawberries, grapes and pepitas, tossed with honey-lime vinaigrette. It’s just light and zesty and everything you’d want in terms of flavor and freshness.

Cadillac salad

We ate all the grilled shrimp first. We don’t live by society’s rules.

Enough with the build-up. Let’s get serious.

Here’s the Relleno de Camaron. This hearty dish is a roasted poblano pepper stuffed with sauteed shrimp, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, Monterey Jack cheese and salsa ranchera.

Entree

Special bonus: Mexican street corn. Life is just better when you’re eating Mexican street corn.

Meat lovers will go nuts for the Carnitas Guadalajara.

In this dish, the pork is cooked for four hours, ensuring it’s tender and full of flavor. The meat is sauteed with onions, roasted jalapenos, cilantro and lime.

Cadillac pork

Here’s where you get to perfect your tortilla skills.

See the full menu.

While the menu at Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar is tempting, you owe it to yourself to explore the tequila offerings further. The bar has more than 70 different kinds of tequila, so there’s something for every taste and budget.

Shots of Don Julio 1942 are served in stemless snifters, not traditional shot glasses, so you know you’re in for a treat.

Don Julio tequila

Don Julio’s full name was Don Julio González-Frausto Estrada. There will be a quiz.

We trust you are not attached to being able to feel your face, because this is really good tequila.

When it’s time to truly indulge, go for the Patron Gran Burdeos Tequila Añejo. At $95 a shot, it’s an indulgence, but in Las Vegas, it’s go big or go home! Here’s more about this stellar tequila.

tequila

Liquid gold.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar can be found in the former Carson Street Cafe space, next to the new Claimjumper restaurant. Learn more.

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