There are some restaurants that just have it all together. I am talking location, ambiance, menu, service, food….the way it should be. I think while most would aspire to having all of these things, not enough can say that they have it all. I would most certainly count Mundo in the Las Vegas Design Center at the World Market as one that does. That is one of the reasons it has long been one of my favorites.
It was nice to be able to come in mid-afternoon for a late lunch and enjoy the wonderful flavors that regularly come out of the kitchen. I sat up at the bar with the lovely Theresa and we enjoyed some of the best salsa and chips that you will find anywhere. So fresh and spiced just right. I went to the Vegetarian section of the menu and selected a Grilled Vegetable Salad…which I can only describe as two amazing little tostadas…crispy corn tortillas on the bottom with pinto beans, guacamole, shredded lettuce, and grilled vegetables with a chile morita vinaigrette. Yes, it was amazing as it looks. Just remind them to leave off the cheese…you want it vegan. Everything they do is beautiful and so enjoyable to eat. Things would not be complete with out a lovely sweet corn tamale. I cannot come here without having one. It is impossible to do so.
If you have time after lunch you can spend the better part of the day going through the Design Center if you have the time. We are going to come back another day and do just that. This is just another wonderful piece of the amazing that is found in this city of Las Vegas. And right in the heart of it is Mundo…if you have not been there yet…make it a date. It will be a great place to go before the show once the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts opens up literally across the street. Mundo is all that…and then some. You will think the world of it as well…
Mundo (in the Las Vegas Design Center-World Market)
495 Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, NV. 89106
Hours: Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Dinner: Mon-Fri 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sat 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.