Dinner Menu

Fresh ingredients, great mexican recipes and our focus on making you feel like family are just part of what will make our restaurant a Las Vegas Favorite. Come enjoy the Best Mexican Food in town!
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Best Mexican Food in Town

Great Food, Family & Fun! We will enjoy bringing you all your mexican favorites with an Eddie's Twist & hope you will help us create a new Tradition in the decades to come. Come enjoy the authentic & creative Mexican Food you crave.

Lunch Menu

Lunch is served daily from 11:00 AM – 3PM. Come in and enjoy a large variety of fresh & delicious authentic Mexican dishes that will make your mouth water. Dine in or Take out, you can't go wrong!
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What are the Levels of the Mexican Food Pyramid? Base of Beans, Corn & Rice to Top Fats & Sweets

Mexican cuisine is celebrated worldwide for its vibrant flavors, colorful presentations, and rich history. Rooted deeply in tradition, it combines indigenous Meso-American cooking with Spanish influences, creating a culinary tradition that is both varied and delicious. To truly appreciate the depth and breadth of Mexican cuisine, it is essential to understand its foundational elements, the staples that make up the Mexican food pyramid. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to go into these essential components and explore how they contribute to the authentic flavors of Mexican dishes.

The Base; Corn, Beans & Rice

Corn (Maíz): Corn is not just a staple, it is the cornerstone of Mexican cuisine. From tortillas to tamales and pozole, corn appears in many forms. It is a versatile grain that has been cultivated in Mexico for thousands of years, long before European contact. Nixtamalization, which is a process where corn is soaked and cooked in an alkaline solution, typically lime water, then hulled, makes it more nutritious and easier to digest. This process is crucial for making masa, the dough used to create tortillas, which are abundant at Mexican tables.
Beans (Frijoles): Beans are another pillar of Mexican cuisine, providing essential proteins and fibers. They are typically boiled and then fried, often served whole or mashed as refried beans. Black beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans are common, each adding different flavors and textures to dishes like enchiladas, burritos, and as standalone elements of a meal.
Rice (Arroz): Mexican rice, or “arroz rojo,” is a flavorful side dish prepared by sauteing rice with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and broth until it becomes fluffy and aromatic. It’s a common accompaniment to many Mexican dishes, balancing the richer flavors of meats and spicy elements.

Second Tier; Vegetables & Chili Peppers

Vegetables: Tomatoes, avocados, and onions form the vegetable backbone of Mexican cuisine. These are used fresh in salsas, cooked into sauces, or served as garnishes. Nopales (cactus pads) are another unique vegetable frequently found in Mexican dishes, prized for their earthy flavor and health benefits.
Chili Peppers: From the mild poblano to the fiery habanero, chili peppers are integral to Mexican cooking, used to add heat, flavor, and color to dishes. They can be used fresh, dried, or powdered, and each type of chili offers a different level of heat and a distinct flavor profile, making them versatile components in cooking.

Third Tier; Proteins

Meats: Pork, beef, and chicken are the most common meats found in Mexican dishes. These proteins are often slow-cooked with a blend of spices, herbs, and chili peppers, making dishes like carnitas, barbacoa, and pollo asado flavorful and tender.
Seafood: Coastal regions of Mexico make extensive use of seafood. Fish and shrimp are popular, featured in dishes like ceviche (raw fish cooked in lime juice and spices) and camarones (shrimp).

Top of the Pyramid; Fats & Sweets

Fats: Lard and vegetable oil are traditional fats used in Mexican cooking. Lard is especially important in authentic recipes, adding a depth of flavor to dishes like refried beans and tamales.
Sweets: Desserts in Mexican cuisine often include ingredients like chocolate (especially dark and spiced with chilies), cinnamon, and vanilla. Popular sweets include churros, flan, and tres leches cake.

Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV)

Understanding the Mexican food pyramid is essential for appreciating the complexity and richness of this cuisine. Each layer builds upon the next, creating dishes that are not only nourishing but also bursting with flavor. When you are having a carving for great Mexican cuisine, come on down to Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant today.

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