La Comida

La Comida – Maybe Morton’s Should Stick to Steaks & Wine

Published On May 13, 2013 | By Toni Spilsbury | Downtown Project, Restaurants

La Comida, Downtown Las Vegas

“How’s the food?” I hear a man’s voice from behind me as I’m dining outside with the back to 6th Street in Downtown Las Vegas at the hottest new Mexican eatery, La Comida.  “Not good.” I reply.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m far more likely to say something positive and gushy when asked for an opinion about anything, especially food.  And the truth is, my mind searched for something nice to say.  I’ll never be a food “critic” because I never say anything unkind about someone’s endeavor.  Well, almost never.

The chicken enchiladas were tasteless.  I took a bite of Melly Allen’s burrito and it tasted like a dry cinnamon stick.  The chips and salsa were bland and lifeless.  And the worst part?  Our margaritas came after we finished eating our entree.  Oh the inhumanity!

la comida review

It looks tastier than it was.

I’m guessing that when you’re the trendiest new restaurant in one of the most up-and-coming areas of Las Vegas, apologies are not necessary.  Neither is tasty food.

Opening just days prior to my visit, La Comida was packed with people and an upbeat atmosphere.  I would have enjoyed the decor and ambiance so much more over a refreshing margarita, and perhaps it would have dulled my sense of taste.  However, unless I was planning to have my margarita for dessert, it wasn’t in the cards that night.

I understand opening week brings its own set of challenges and management dilemmas.  However, the food in this adorable new joint will probably not bring me back.  I’m thinking that Michael and Jenna Morton should perhaps stick to steak and wine.


Read a kinder review of La Comida here from fellow RECESS Contributor, Melly Allen.

La Comida by Melly Allen

La Comida by Melly Allen


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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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