Al Pastor Turkey Confit Tacos

Someone Put Thanksgiving on a Taco

And Then They Added Chorizo-Cornbread Stuffing...

By Sam Eichner
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“Will someone please pass the al pastor turkey confit tacos?”

Huh.

There’s a question you don’t hear every Thanksgiving...

But it’s one you’re likely to answer more than once this year at Libre Mexican Cantina, where Chef Brian Massie has boldly opted to buck a 393-year trend by taking the traditional components of Thanksgiving dinner and laying them to rest on a few flour tortillas. (You can see them modeling right here.)

Let’s be real. You didn’t come to Vegas for a good ol’ fashioned turkey-and-gravy dinner, or to tiptoe around the politics-du-jour with your Great Uncle Whoever. No, you came here for tacos. A billion other things, too. But mostly tacos.

And you can bet Chef Massie won’t disappoint. His turkey marinates in pineapples, garlic and chilies, before it’s smoked for two hours and grilled to rich, juicy perfection. Then, it’s placed ever-so-gingerly on a bed of warm tortillas and topped with cranberry relish and a tomatillo gravy.

Now, you should feel encouraged to savor this trio of Thanksgiving tacos as much as humanly possible. All we ask is that you please not ignore the generous side of chorizo-cornbread stuffing.

Chorizo-cornbread stuffing is inordinately sensitive.
Note: Al Pastor Turkey Confit Tacos, $12, available Nov 24-25 at Libre Mexican Cantina (at Red Rock), 11011 W Charleston Blvd, 702-797-7609

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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Al Pastor Turkey Confit Tacos
at Libre Mexican Cantina (at Red Rock)
11011 W Charleston Blvd
(between Hughes Park and Pavillion Center)
Las Vegas, NV 89135
702-797-7609
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