The soul of the operation is 75-year-old Carmen Ruiz. "We don't mess with her kitchen," says her son Francisco Martinez. Every entree is made from scratch, from the huaraches and Mexico City-style quesadillas and gorditas to the popular "consome loco," a rich chicken soup loaded with rice, vegetables, and shredded chicken. The ingredients come from La Bonita, a nearby market that's another hub for the Vegas Latino community. "My mother has a club of fans over there," Martinez says. "It's like shopping with a star."