Check out this write up about La Comida in the Las Vegas Eater!!
If the Strip is for tourists, Downtown is for locals. Once-limited, Downtown’s dining options seem to be expanding like the universe, thanks to new entries such as Joe Vicari’s Andiamo at the D, Park on Fremont, Mingo Kitchen & Lounge and the newly minted La Comida—Michael and Jenna Morton’s upscale Mexican joint that ups the ante for quality and, some would say, price point.
Actually, it’s quite a bit more than merely a Mexican joint. The Mortons, who own the wine bar La Cave at the Wynn, treated this project as more of a labor of love than a business venture, taking a relic of a building that had been vacant for decades and turning it into an iconic space Downtown Las Vegas can take pride in.
Designer Karen Herold worked with the Mortons to find the antique tiles from Mexico that surround the restaurant’s chic zinc bar, Mexican wallpaper that partially covers the bricks that line the walls, reclaimed butcher-block tables and ingenious plastic chairs of the Target genus wrapped tightly in dark leather.
The Day of the Dead nicho over the open kitchen adds an element of the bizarre, as does a 7-foot neon monkey hanging from the outside rooftop. Be prepared to sit in close proximity to people you don’t know. Apparently, the Morton’s intention was to turn Downtown into a big party.