Mexican Food in Las Vegas: 7 of the Best Places
If you’ve got a hankering for Mexican while visiting Sin City, check out these awesome restaurants in Vegas serving up your Mexican favorites.
Whether you’re stopping in for a margarita or want to enjoy an authentic Mexican meal, Las Vegas has a number of restaurants that fit the bill. These Vegas Mexican restaurants are located all around the city and have a range of price points to fit any budget.
If you’re hanging out at the south end of the Strip and get a craving for Mexican, head into the Shoppes at Mandalay Place and Hussong’s Cantina, a historic and authentic Mexican favorite. According to Hussong’s website, in 1944, its bartender, Don Carlos Orozco, invented the margarita. So, you can be sure you’re getting an authentic flavor when visiting Hussong’s. Along with lunch and dinner, the restaurant is open for breakfast and also has a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m.
3930 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
With a prime location in the middle of the Strip, Diablo’s Cantina is a great place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy some Vegas people-watching. The restaurant has over 13,000 square feet, with both indoor and outdoor dining, large television screens, and a huge bar. The menu includes dishes like skirt steak nachos and spiced grilled shrimp. During the daily happy hour, patrons spin the “Wheel O’ Sin” that decides what drinks and appetizers will be on special that day.
3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Part of the Red Rock Casino and Resort, Mercadito serves up small plates, tapas, individual entrees, and large plates meant for sharing. These dishes include chili rellenos, enchiladas, tacos, and carne asada. Throughout the week, you can enjoy specials like daily happy hours, girls’ night out, industry nights, military appreciation nights, and all-you-can-eat taco nights. The restaurant also has a brunch menu and a family-friendly kids’ menu.
11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Hours: Monday, 3 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday, 3 to 11 p.m.; Friday, 3 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Javier’s Finest Foods of Mexico
With locations around the world, Javier’s Finest Foods of Mexico brings its high-end Mexican cuisine to the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant is located in The Shops at Crystals in the ARIA hotel and casino. The drink menu includes hand-shaken margaritas and hand-crafted cocktails; you’ll also find rare tequilas, beer, and wine. The chefs at Javier’s use only fresh and local ingredients when possible when putting together classics like mole verde, steak picado, milanesa de pollo, and enchiladas del mar.
3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m. to midnight
El Dorado Cantina
Found just off the northern end of the Strip, El Dorado Cantina is an upscale restaurant that uses only sustainably-raised meat and seafood in its dishes, assuring you’re getting the freshest Mexican possible. Sip on tequila, sangria, or margaritas in the beautiful, classy lounge or head to the dining room for lunch or dinner. The menu includes tacos, enchiladas, rice bowls, tortas, and fajitas. Open 24/7, El Dorado gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy Mexican food any time of the day or night.
3025 Sammy Davis Jr Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Gonzalez Y Gonzales
Claiming on its website to have one of the largest tequila menus in Vegas, Gonzalez Y Gonzalez is a great place to grab an authentic Mexican drink or meal. The restaurant and bar are located in New York New York hotel and casino, toward the southern end of the Strip. From chili con queso as a starter to tacos, carnitas, and fajitas for entrees, you’re sure to find something on the menu to satisfy your cravings. Every Friday and Saturday night, stop by the bar for Latin dancing that goes on early into the morning.
3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Restaurant hours, Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight
The Border Grill has two Las Vegas locations—The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place in Mandalay Bay. The Forum Shops location has an open kitchen, while the Mandalay Bay location offers two levels of patio dining and an outdoor bar. Both locations serve authentic Mexican food from chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, both featured on Bravo and Food Network.
Forum Shops, 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Hours: Lunch, weekend brunch and dinner; varies depending on location
Offering yummy Mexican cocktails like margaritas and delicious south-of-the-border dishes like tacos and fajitas, these Las Vegas Mexican restaurants offer something for every taste. The restaurants offer a variety of price points and different Mexican specialties, catering to many different visitors.
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