La Comida, located at 100 Sixth St. in Downtown Las Vegas, will keep the tequila and beer flowing with “Cinco de Drinko,” a three-day triple fiesta celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the cantina’s three-year anniversary and the birthday of resident “funologist” John ‘JOD’ O’Donnell, from Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7.
‘JOD’ assumes his annual birthday identity as ‘Juan’ O’Donnell, mixing up La Comida’s famed margaritas, including the tamarind and prickly pear, made from fresh fruit, and the Siempre Caliente, made with Herradura Blanco, passion fruit, fresh house sour mix and house-made hot sauce; or simple serving more than 100 tequila selections and an array of cold Mexican beers for all of his amigos.
Mariachi will perform throughout the three-day weekend, which will also feature piñata smashings and the ‘Cinco Trio’: a fish taco, a Coronita and shot of Milagro tequila, priced at $9.99.
La Comida brings a festive vibe and a menu inspired by the cosmopolitan fare of Mexico City to the Fremont East Entertainment District of Downtown Las Vegas dining scene. Developed by the Morton Group, led by restaurateurs Jenna and Michael Morton, La Comida blends authenticity and tradition with a delightfully funky vibe. A seven-foot-tall sculptured monkey clings to the corner of the restaurant, welcoming guests with its ‘Day of the Dead’ bones flashing in neon pink. The alleyway entry leads patrons inside, revealing a rustic interior of worn wooden floors, reclaimed tiles from Mexico, authentic church pews and stained glass from an abandoned church. A long bar, reminiscent of a classic Mexican cantina, spans an entire wall of the 3,000-square-foot restaurant.
La Comida is located at 100 Sixth St. and is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. More information is available at Facebook - www.facebook.com/LaComidaLV, Twitter - twitter.com/LaComidaLV and Instagram - www.instagram.com/lacomidalv/ . For reservations please call 702.463.9900