Las Vegas is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world. From legendary buffets to incredible steakhouses to eateries helmed by celebrity chefs, there’s truly something for every appetite in Sin City. Although frequent visitors and locals know this, some people are surprised to learn that our city is also home of some amazing Mexican restaurants. To give your next trip some south-of-the-border flavor, ThingsToDoInLasVegas presents the 5 best Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas.
Located in the Aria Resort and Casino, is renowned for its delicious food, distinct setting, and the best margaritas you’ll find in all of Nevada. Thousands of people come to the Aria just for Javier’s take on Baja California cuisine. Start things off with some fresh ceviche and guacamole before making your way to popular entrees such as callitos Mazatlan and camarones al mojo de ajo. Don’t forget to save some room for dessert, which should be one of Javier’s hand-shaken margaritas or a flight of tequila from the restaurant’s extensive list of some of the finest anejo and extra anejo tequilas in the world.
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89158
If you’re not in the mood for the fresh seafood at Javier’s then you should definitely give Toca Madera a go. Located in The Shops at Crystals, Toca Madera is an upscale Mexican steakhouse that’s perfect for carnivores. In addition to popular Mexican fare like chicken al pastor and enchiladas, this restaurant is known for its exquisite cuts of steak. Popular choices include the 8oz American Wagyu top cap for smaller appetites and the 40oz American Wagyu tomahawk for those that mean business. If you’re feeling particularly decadent then go for Toca Madera’s certified A5 Japanese Wagyu.
3720 S Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89158
While fine dining and imported cuts of steak are all well and good, those that really love to eat Mexican know that street food is the way to go. While there are many great (and many not-so-great) Las Vegas eateries for this style of Mexican food, El Birotazo is our choice for the list of best Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas. If you’re looking for authentic flavor that makes you swear that you’ve been transported to Guadalajara then El Birotazo is the place for you. Whether you’re in the mood for fantastic tacos, tortas, or an innovative quesotaco, you will leave this restaurant happy, satisfied, and full.
4262 E Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Mariscos Las Islitas
If you’re looking for brilliant Mexican seafood then Mariscos Las Islitas is the place for you. Locals swear by it and frequent visitors take a trip away from their hotel just for the unforgettable seafood. The empanadas are stellar, with many first-time diners so impressed that they order a dozen to take back with them. Shrimp-lovers swear by the restaurant’s numerous shrimp dishes, which range from hot and spicy to decadently buttery (with ample garlic, of course). Although there are several Mariscos Las Islitas locations throughout the city, the Pecos location gets our vote for one of the best Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas.
Mariscos Las Islitas
911 N Pecos Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Sometimes, you don’t know whether you want to sit down for a slow meal or grab some great food on the go. Vitos Tacos lets you do both! The restaurant is famous for its food truck, but also has a dine-in location. Vitos Tacos’ motto is “birria everything!” and they’ve garnered much love for its dishes based on this style of slow-cooked meat. Best of all, you can experience birria in all sorts of ways from traditional tacos, burritos, and quesadillas to inventive dishes like birria ramen and birria fries. Hmm. I guess these guys really do birria everything. No matter how you want your birria, Vitos Tacos will leave you and your stomach feeling delighted.
7380 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89123
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