Tacos and Tequila at Luxor Hotel and Casino will celebrate Dia de los Muertos from Friday, Oct. 31 through Saturday, Nov. 1 with specialty dishes, cocktails and a full-on fiesta on Saturday, hosted by the sexy ladies of FANTASY.
Corporate Executive Chef Saul Ortiz has created an array of spooky specialty themed dishes including: Ghost Pepper Chicken Wings, priced at $5; Creepy Quesadillas, made with chicken or vegetables wrapped in a green or black tortilla, priced at $5; a Guacamole, Chips and Salsa combination, priced at $8; the Tamales de Terror Trio including beef barbacoa with red guajillo sauce, seafood with cream sauce and pork chile verde with tomatillo cream sauce, priced at $20 or individually for $7.
Tacos and Tequila has also introduced a new Halloween-inspired cocktail, the Vampire Bite, made with Patrón Café XO Dark Cocoa, Grey Goose, and Grey Goose Cherry Noir garnished with Luxardo cherries, priced at $10. Other drink specials include $5 Dos Equis, $5 Corralejo Tequila shots, or both for $8.
On Dia de los Muertos, Saturday, Nov. 1, a high-energy DJ will spin from 7 to 10 p.m. Plus, the ladies of FANTASY will judge a photo booth “best costumed picture” contest, awarding the winner dinner for two at Tacos and Tequila, FANTASY tickets and a one-night stay at Luxor. Other activities will include face painting, temporary tattoos and more.
About Tacos and Tequila
Tacos and 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 Corporate Executive Chef Saul Ortiz. Guests may call T&T at 702.262.5225, visit the website, follow Tacos and Tequila on Twitter or Instagram @tacosandtequila and become a fan on Facebook. Tacos and Tequila is owned and operated by the food, beverage and entertainment company, Drive This! Entertainment (www.drivethisentertainment.com) that was launched in 2006 by Michael Frey and Craig Gilbert.
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 and 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 Tacos and Tequila’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 Tacos and Tequila retail store and walk-up daiquiri bar.
About Drive This! Entertainment
In 2006, Michael Frey teamed up with Craig Gilbert to launch the food, beverage and entertainment company, Drive This! Entertainment (www.drivethisentertainment.com). Their first venture, Tacos & Tequila (www.tacosandtequilalv.com) at Luxor Hotel and Casino, opened in October 2008. The dynamic Mexican restaurant, open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as for a mariachi brunch every Saturday and Sunday, offers an array of margaritas and authentic Mexican fare with a contemporary twist. RHUMBAR (www.rhumbarlv.com), a Caribbean-inspired cocktail lounge and patio at The Mirage, is framed by striking views of the Las Vegas Strip. In December 2012, they decided to expand their Tacos & Tequila brand and also open a new Asian dining concept, Natural 9 Noodle Company, at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif.
About Luxor Hotel and Casino
One of the most iconic resorts on The Strip, the Luxor pyramid invites curiosity while the resort’s interior rewards visitors with equal parts excitement, mystery and intrigue. This 4,405-room resort features a wide variety of entertainment including world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez (May 2013), the Cirque du Soleil production CRISS ANGEL Believe, the provocative adult revue FANTASY, the hilarious comedy of Carrot Top, Menopause The Musical and the exclusive LAX Nightclub. Luxor provides an unparalleled travel destination with world-class exhibits including BODIES…The Exhibition, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and SCORE! The Ultimate Sports Fan Destination, a spa and salon, a wedding chapel, an inviting pool complex and delectable restaurants. Luxor also is connected to Mandalay Bay through The Shoppes at Mandalay Place – a collection of boutiques and restaurants. Luxor is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit luxor.com.