“Under the Radar” at Mi Casa

This is the fifth in a series of posts that feature “under the radar” menu items at Silverton’s Las Vegas restaurants.

 

Las Vegas Mexican Food Chef Antonio Martinez of Mi Casa is especially fond of the restaurant’s dessert menu, which offers several unexpected items that give a modern twist to traditional desserts.

The Churro Puffs are made from scratch and filled with banana and passion fruit cream. “This brings the perfect fusion of tropical fruit to the traditional sweetness of churro,” he said.  “It is also topped with fresh raspberries that have been filled with mango passion fruit jelly.”

Las Vegas Churro Puffs at Mi Casa
Churro Puffs

A second item — the Flotador de Helado —  is the chef’s take on an ice cream float,  infused with Mexican coffee, vanilla ice cream and topped with coffee granita-sweetened condensed milk.

Flotador de Helado with Mexican Coffee
Flotador de Helado

What is Mexican Coffee?

In Mexico, cinnamon and sugar are often incorporated right into the coffee brewing process, and not merely added to the drink after brewing. The result is a coffee drink that’s sweet, spicy, and decadent at the same time, giving you a one of a kind coffee experience in a single cup.  This Mexican coffee adds a welcome perk to the sweetness of the Flotador de Helado at Mi Casa.

Not only has Mi Casa been named the best Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, it also has gotten top honors for “The Best Taco in Las Vegas” and “The Best Margarita in Las Vegas.”  With desserts like these, too bad there isn’t a category for “Best Mexican Desserts in Las Vegas.”