As someone who has lived Downtown for half a decade, I can confidently say this neighborhood can never have too many restaurant options. Some of the best Mexican food in the city is located in this area, but the shorter the distance I have to travel to get tacos, the better. At least that was my mind-set as I headed to Tacos Huevos, a new fast-casual concept created by Chris Pike.
Don’t worry, this is definitely not a yoga-instructor-visits-Mexico-once-and-opens-a-fruteria situation. Chef Juan Basini has worked with Pike for 15 years at Pike’s former Hermosa Beach restaurant, Sangria. Since making the move to Las Vegas and opening Tacos Huevos in August, the duo have managed to bring a distinct concept to Downtown’s vibrant food scene, blending the quick-serve concept of (dare I say it?) Chipotle with homemade recipes and extra touches that put the popular burrito chain to shame.
Huevos means “eggs,” and Tacos Huevos was founded on the beautiful idea that breakfast should be served at all times, day or night. Filling breakfast plates—two eggs over easy or scrambled with cheese, potatoes and bacon or sausage—are served all day, and burritos, bowls, tacos, tostadas and salads can also be upgraded with an egg on top.
Whatever vessel you choose comes with protein options like rotisserie chicken ($7), slow cooked pork ($8), flat iron steak ($8), bacon, sausage or chorizo ($8), vegan chicken or steak ($8) or the good ol’ bean and cheese combo ($6). Add-ons include a tangy blend of cheeses melted on request (do it), rich and creamy black beans, fried or Spanish rice and more. Load up on the homemade salsas, too, which include a chunky mild tomato, a medium green tomatillo and cilantro and an eat-at-your-own-risk spicy red made with chile de árbol.
There’s a lot to like at Tacos Huevos—it’s fast, convenient and fresh, and a burrito or bowl could easily double as lunch and dinner. Or in this case, breakfast.
Tacos Huevos 107 E. Charleston Blvd. #150, 702-291-2120. Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-midnight.