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5 Things You Must Try At…Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho

Last updated: March 14, 2017 at 4:25 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Rio Las Vegas. No Comments on 5 Things You Must Try At…Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho.

With a name that translates to “the drunken donkey,” you know Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho is a Mexican restaurant with a bit of creative, fun flair.

El Burro Borracho serves Fieri’s unique twists on classic Mexican comfort foods with his signature bold flavors.

The menu starts out with a variety of salsas served with warm chile-lime dusted chips. Choose from roasted tomatillo verde, smokey chipotle, grilled pineapple jalapeno and roasted habanero lime. Other appetizers include grilled shrimp cocktail and jalapeno poppers.

The restaurant serves a variety of Mexican favorites for entrees including several choices of street tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. You’ll also find the El Jefe Hamburguesas, a selection of flavorful burgers. We like the El Hombre — ground beef, smashed beef machaca, queso casero, pepper jack, black beans, salsa molcajete and shaved jalapeno.

Don’t forget the “drunken” part of the restaurant’s name. They pour a variety of beers, margaritas and tequilas. You’ll also want to try the specialty Borracho Brain Freezes like the frozen horchata colada and the frozen pineapple habanero.

Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas is celebrating its first anniversary at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on April 6, so in honor of the occasion we’ve chosen five of the eatery’s must-have menu items:

Trash Can Nachos

Mexican Restaurants Las Vegas - El Burro Borracho's Trash Can Nachos

We like to start out dinner at El Burro Borracho with an appetizer and one of the signatures is the Trash Can Nachos.

Fieri didn’t like the way most nachos are made – with toppings all piled on the top and lots of dry chips left underneath. So he devised the Trash Can Nachos. He takes the toppings and mixes them together on top of the meat and puts it into the “trash can” (basically a large tin can). The server brings it to the table, releases the nachos from the can and tops them with pickled onions. Voilà! You’ve got a beautiful stack of nachos in front of you with evenly placed toppings throughout.

The nachos are made with crispy corn tortilla chips, black beans, queso casero, pickled red onion, pico de gallo, crema, crumbled Cotija cheese, cilantro and jalapeños. You can also add carne asada, chicken, carnitas or chorizo.

Grilled Street Corn

Grilled Street Corn El Burro Borracho - Mexican Restaurant in Las Vegas

If you’re looking for a good side to pair with your main dish and want to get some veggies in, we suggest the grilled street corn. The corn is grilled on the cob and coated with crema, chile de arbol, cilantro, lime, mayo and crumbled Cotija cheese. Need we say more?

Guy’s Guacamole

El Burro Borracho has the best guacamole - Mexican restuarant Las Vegas

We love guacamole but we love it even more when it’s made Guy’s way.  It’s made from mashed up avocados, Serrano chile, sweet onion, radish, lime and cilantro served with fresh, crispy tortilla chips.

At El Burro Borracho you get to choose the heat level you want from mild to medium to hot.  And it wouldn’t be Guy’s Guacamole unless there was a way to kick it up a bit. You can throw in things like shrimp, crab, lobster, chorizo, chicharrónes, roasted corn, cucumber, pepitas, roasted poblanos, roasted pineapple and crumbled Cotija cheese.

Drunken Fish Tacos

Taco Tuesday at Burro Burracho - Mexican restaurant Las Vegas

You have to try the street tacos when you’re at El Burro Borracho and we recommend the Drunken Fish Tacos. There’s three per order and the tacos are served with beans and cilantro rice. The fish tacos feature Sonoran-style fish, spicy slaw, pickled red onion and cilantro served on  grilled corn tortillas.

If you like them a lot, come back for Taco Tuesdays. Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. you can grab all-you-can-eat tacos for $25 or all-you-can-eat tacos and margaritas for $35.

Fried Ice Cream

Save room for dessert at El Burro Borracho you have to try the fried ice cream

Save room for dessert at El Burro Borracho because the fried ice cream is too good to pass up. Just bring a few friends with you to share it because Fieri has a “bigger is better” philosophy and this dessert is huge.

The crispy coated fried ball of vanilla ice cream is served with cinnamon-infused Mexican chocolate sauce, strawberry compote and a white chocolate spicy rum sauce.

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas.com. When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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