Las Vegas Weekly Staff | LAS VEGAS WEEKLY

Brunch is an institution in Las Vegas, proven by the fact that you can find weekend hot spots away from the Strip, all over town. On the west side, you don’t have to wait for the weekend to brunch it up—that’s where Pinches Tacos comes in.

The California transplant that first broke into Vegas with a taco shop at Downtown Container Park has opened a festive, expanded location at the Gramercy, and favorite desayuno dishes are available there every day of the week. The potato- and pico de gallo-stuffed breakfast burrito might be the obvious choice if you’re nursing a hangover, but don’t bypass the chilaquiles—tortilla chips sautéed with eggs, Oaxacan cheese, onions, cilantro and a house-made red chile salsa. Topped with sour cream and guacamole, this dish is great for sharing. Other favorites include a breakfast torta layered with eggs, pinto beans and fresh crema, and a chorizo scramble that satisfies with spice.

Pair any of these plates with an icy Dos Equis, a blood orange margarita or a spicy michelada to achieve the ultimate brunch combination. Pinches Tacos at the Gramercy, 702-818-4208; Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-1 a.m.