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Mexican joint Más Por Favor brings new tastes to Chinatown

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Màs Por Favor’s Muy Caliente tacos
Photo: Wade Vandervort

Local nightlife gurus Ryan Labbe, Jason “JRoc” Craig and Jai Shaun White know how to take a simple nightlife or dining concept and turn it on its head, and that’s exactly what they’ve done with Más Por Favor Taqueria y Tequila, a new Mexican restaurant and speakeasy that combines two ideas under one roof.

The Spring Mountain Road taqueria has a no-frills warehouse feel with millennial-friendly Instagram touches like neon-pink signage and giant chalkboard menus. In keeping with its décor, the food is fun—think tacos covered in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or named after sex moves. Pick a style of street taco ($3.50)—the Muy Caliente brings the heat with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce and hot Cheeto crumbles—then pick a protein, from barbacoa, carne asada and al pastor to Cajun white fish, vegan jackfruit and mushroom asada. The menu might be a little overzealous, but the signature tacos ($4.50-$5) are a must. The Pullin’ Out piles crispy carnitas, beans and kimchi atop a Hawaiian roll for a fusion of flavors. Consider the F-Bomb (loaded nachos with Fritos instead of chips), a late-night must, especially if you have the munchies.

Past the taqueria and down a long, winding corridor reminiscent of Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride is the flower- and skull-adorned tequila parlor. The cocktail program is impressive, with cheeky offerings like the Sweet Melons Dude ($16), Cornhub.com ($15) and Great Balls of Fire ($14). The libations are as delicious—if not more so—than the food.

It’s business in the front, party in the back—and you’ll want más in no time.

MÁS POR FAVOR TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA 3879 Spring Mountain Road, 702-201-1133. Taqueria: daily, 11-2 a.m. Parlor: daily, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

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