Taqueria Cañonita

Mexico City soul food in Las Vegas
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Mexico City soul food fills the menu at Taqueria Cañonita, a cantina-style dining room situated alongside the Grand Canal at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

The menu features flavorful dishes such as the Santa Rosa pork barbacoa and the Patzcuaro duck relleno.

Be sure to check out the happy hour specials, with $3 Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo drafts and well cocktails, as well as $5 classic margaritas and specialty cocktails.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The honest décor helps put the emphasis on the food, without feeling ostentatious — and with Taqueria Cañonita’s self-described Mexico City soul food, we think the combination works to perfection.
  • The outdoor area sits on one side of the restaurant’s pillars, where you’ll find a black-bricked patio replete with street lamps near The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino’s Grand Canal. Here, you’ll sit at wood-top tables with wrought-iron chairs as you watch the gondolas drift by.
  • Inside, the Las Vegas restaurant has a lively, cantina style with a central bar and more tables and chairs. Its color scheme complements the authentic Mexican food, with a flavescent palette of reds, oranges and golds.
  • Dashes of South-of-the-Border decorations, such as ceramics and green-leather upholstered chair seats, fill the cozy space, and a proud selection of tequilas is on display behind the bar.
  • This isn’t exactly your traditional Mexican cuisine, but instead, the essence of the culture and food techniques of Mexico City presented to you on appetizing plates inside The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.
Things to Know
  • Taqueria Cañonita has a casual dress code — so as long as you show up in a shirt, pants and shoes, you’ll be able to eat at the Las Vegas restaurant.
  • You’ll find Taqueria Cañonita tucked within the Grand Canal Shoppes on the canal level of The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, at the far end of the Grand Canal.
  • You can enjoy the authentic Mexico City soul food at Taqueria Cañonita for both lunch and dinner, with a number of happy hour specials to keep a few extra dollars in your wallet.
  • Reservations are not necessary at Taqueria Cañonita. But we do recommend you make a reservation if you would like to sit next to canal and enjoy the gondolier’s performance.
The Food
  • Appetizers at the Las Vegas restaurant include chips and salsa and the Ceviche Trio, which has variations like ahi tuna with cantaloupe and chipotle vinaigrette, Veracruzano with capers and cherry peppers, and a shrimp-and-crab ceviche with sangrita sauce.
  • Platos fuertes brings you the Santa Rosa Pork Barbacoa, which comes with cilantro rice, black beans and a chipotle barbecue sauce, and the Aztec Bone-in New York Steak, an ancho-chocolate rub 16-ounce steak with blackened searrano and crab cornbread with a Huitlacoche-truffle butter.
  • The cañonita clásicos section presents the Mexico City Enchiladas, which you can order with chicken or beef, and are served with lettuce, queso fresco, tomatoes, cilantro rice, black beans and the chef’s sauce.
  • Taqueria Cañonita also offers group-dining menus. Order the most basic group package, which includes multiple courses with chips and salsa, salad, entrées and dessert; or a slightly more elaborate one that comes with an additional soup course.
The Bar
  • Taqueria Cañonita has a bar you can’t miss — as soon as you step into the Mexican restaurant inside The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, you’ll see this watering hole immediately to your right.
  • Your normal well and top-shelf liquors line the wall cabinets, but out on an island display behind the bar, you’ll discover a fine collection of tequilas, Taqueria Cañonita’s specialty.
  • Divided up into plata, reposado, añejo and tequila liquors, the tequila list at the bar offers you more than 60 selections, including popular brands like 1800, Cabo Wabo and Patrón. It also has some rare finds, such as Chinaco Negro and Don Julio Real.
  • And of course, we can’t forget to mention the restaurant’s numerous margaritas and specialty drinks.
Getting There
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109