Hamburger lovers can indulge in T&T’s Matador Burger, priced at $10, and made with a half-pound Angus beef patty marinated with achiote paste and mixed with fresh lime juice and chile guajillo adobo. This Mexican twist on an American favorite is served on a bolillo bun and topped with a blend of Oaxaca, Jack and Gouda cheeses, spicy Thousand Island dressing, guacamole, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and sliced tomatoes.
Chef Ortiz recently appeared on Food Network’s “Chopped,” where he brought modern Mexican cuisine to a national platform. Named one of the best tequila bars of 2011 in America by USA Today, Tacos & Tequila embodies the cool modernism of Mexico City while incorporating traditional elements of Mexican style and Las Vegas flair. The color mixture of old and new creates a vivid picture of brushed aluminum, dark wood, leather, bright fabrics and colored glass. The focal point of T&T’s design is its abstract sombrero composed of 20 brushed-aluminum panels featuring thousands of laser-cut images, including two 30-foot dancing, tequila-drinking skeletons. Lit from within, the breathtaking panels stretch across the entire length of the restaurant floor and across the common area, connecting the T&T retail store and walk-up daiquiri bar.
About Tacos & Tequila: Tacos & Tequila, a highly-stylized Mexican restaurant and bar with a fun, high-energy vibe and flavorful menu is located at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The 8,000-square-foot venue is open daily from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. for lunch and dinner, as well as for a Mariachi Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The design embodies Mexican culture and a flavorful menu by Executive Chef Saul Ortiz.