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China Poblano Las Vegas

East Meets West at China Poblano

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China Poblano Lobster Taco

China Poblano Lobster Taco

Casual, comfortable and unlike anything else in Las Vegas. Combine Chinese and Mexican and you get a restaurant concept that would seem odd but frankly it is almost obvious to me. I grew up in Southern California and the idea of a carne asada taco with fried rice seems normal. That fact that the idea has been taken to the next level is exciting for me. A Ron Cooper margarita, a lobster taco and some steamed pork buns and I feel like I'm home. China Poblano is a version of cross cultural cuisine that does not have to be fusion but instead a celebration of how well cultures can coincide.

Named to About.com's 2012 Best Restaurants in Las Vegas

Location: China Poblano Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: (877) 551-7772

See China Poblano Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel website

Cuisine at China Poblano Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel: Chinese and Mexican

Reservations China Poblano Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel: Walk-ins welcome or call (877) 551-7772

Price Range at China Poblano Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel: Moderate

Hours at China Poblano Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel:
Sun-Thur 11:30am-1:00am
Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:00am

Attire: C asual

China Poblano Ceviche

China Poblano Tuna Ceviche

What it’s like at China Poblano Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel?

If you want to know the truth the colors and the décor inside China Poblano make me look young. At least that’s what I thought when I look at a picture I took of myself as I attempted to photograph these great masks on the wall. Vibrant colors, music loud enough for some fun but not so loud you cannot have a conversation and a very casual approach to a menu that takes a little explaining.

How’s the food at China Poblano Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel?
You’ll be surprised by your love of two cuisines on one plate. Do not make the mistake of attempting to separate the two and instead lend a little love to both east and west and you’ll be pleased.

What you should try at China Poblano Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel:

  • Sui Mai Beef - An explosion of flavors, liquid coats your tongue when you bite in. Beef, lime, daikon breakfast radish and a combination that has you popping these little tidbits in your moth like popcorn at a movie.
  • Pancita al Pastor - slow cooked pork belly/ pineapple. The pineapple introduces you to the sweet and the fat of the pork belly makes you savor the flavors that linger on your tongue.
  • Langosta Taco - The food equivalent of the perfect woman for me. So outrageously good, I'll make bad decisions for these tacos.
  • Tuna Ceviche - Toasted amaranth seeds give you some crunch, the pecans and soy sauce lend some saltiness and then the tuna makes you feel like you're on your way to China from Mexico, oh that must be Hawaii right in the center.
  • Rou Jia Mo Street Sandwich - Sweet pork in a pouch of a bread, like a Mexican gordita but with an Asian twist.
  • Gespachio Morelia - a fruit salad to cleanse the palate - Like fruit on the street that I grew up on as a kid. Only better.
China Poblano Street Sandwich

China Poblano Street Sandwich

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