What are the five best things to order at Taqueria Cañonita?

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Taqueria Cañonita serves a mix of your favorite Mexican dishes with an emphasis on Mexico City soul food. That means you’ll be able to choose from dishes you know and love, plus a few traditional favorites with new twists. Here’s our list of the five best things to order at the Las Vegas restaurant:

1. Patzcuaro duck relleno. Maybe you’ve never had duck as a part of Mexican cuisine — but here’s your chance, in a canela-and-orange duck confit, served with a savory Manchamantel sauce and Mexican crema.

2. Roasted mussels and shrimp skillet. A great deal of Mexico’s true cuisine incorporates the best of the Pacific and the Atlantic — and here, you’ll get all that prepared with tequila, pasilla Oaxaca and Mexican chorizo.

3. Pozole verde. Plump hominy, which is a dried maize kernel, is served with diced pork seared with green chile, tomatillos and Mexican oregano. It’s all topped off with shredded cabbage and red radish for a more traditional stew that works as a great starter or as a standalone dish.

4. Santa Rosa pork barbacoa. This Mexico City delight comes with cilantro rice, black beans and a chipotle barbecue sauce — and it’s so tender, you won’t even need a knife.

5. Aztec bone-in New York steak. Coated with an ancho-chocolate rub, this hefty, 16-ounce cut comes with blackened Serrano and crab cornbread and a special Huitlacoche-truffle butter. It all mixes together to create a distinct set of flavors you’ve likely never experienced.

When you visit Taqueria Cañonita, these are the five best things to order:

Margaritas. We firmly believe that the margarita is sacred. This is why we only use 100 percent agave tequilas and fresh house-squeezed lime juice for this incredible cocktail. The Cañonita is made with Patrón Silver Tequila and Grand Marnier.

Roasted mussels and shrimp. The roasted mussels and shrimp skillet comes with pasilla Oaxaca and Mexican chorizo.

Barbacoa. The Santa Rosa pork barbacoa is served with cilantro rice, black beans and chipotle barbecue sauce.

Filet mignon. The Sonora filet mignon is plated alongside a huitlacoche tamale, roasted vegetables and pasilla Oaxaca sauce.

Brownie. The ancho-chocolate brownie has vanilla anglaise and cajeta sauce, and it‘s topped with chocolate and pepita brittle ice cream.

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