When Bomb Tacos opened downtown, some doubted its chances of success. Bomb Tacos has proven the skeptics wrong, the restaurant more than lives up to its name.
It’s “bomb,” in case that wasn’t clear.
“Bomb” in the post-1997 sense, that is: Legit, epic, cool, awesome sauce and fire. In other words, Bomb Tacos is the opposite of what “bomb” meant prior to 1997.
Now that we’ve established the appropriate definition of “bomb,” boom.
There are two Bomb Taco locations, both owned by chef Robert Solano.
The original Bomb Taco is located about 15 minutes west of The Strip, so let’s not pretend you’re ever going to go there.
The Bomb Taco downtown is a block off Fremont Street, on Carson Avenue. It’s 616 E. Carson Ave., to be exact, next to Vegenation and 7th & Carson restaurant.
You sort of can’t miss Bomb Taco, as its exterior sports bright colors galore and can be seen from the surface of Jupiter.
The space has been tricky for previous restaurant offerings, including Zydeco Po-Boys and Two Bald Brothers.
The third time’s a charm, apparently, because Bomb Tacos does brisk business and has become a popular hangout for denizens of downtown.
Bomb Taco keeps the menu streamlined, and while the menu is limited, it hits all the right notes.
On a typical day, selections include carne asada, grilled chicken, carnitas, al pastor, braised brisket, fish and rock shrimp.
Oh, hell, why did we bother typing all that when we could’ve just shown you this chalkboard?
Here’s more of the menu.
Yes, there are veggie options, freak.
The tacos have fairly straightforward ingredients, but manage to have wonderfully complex flavors.
In fact, the restaurant’s mushroom tacos were recently named “Best Tacos from the Earth” by Las Vegas Weekly. We’re going to trust the judgment of Las Vegas Weekly on this one, as we are definitely not a mushroom person.
The tacos run anywhere from $2.75 to $3.75.
Our recommendations: Grab the braised brisket tacos and al pastor.
Bomb Tacos in downtown Las Vegas offers up an unpretentious, satiating dining experience that’ll satisfy your drunchies with a timeless Mexican classic.
In other words, try Bomb Tacos the next time you’re bombed.
You’re welcome for the new tagline, Bomb Tacos advertising copywriting person.