Las Vegas' 10 Best Mexican Restaurants: Street Tacos and More

Looking for a great place to enjoy Mexican food in Las Vegas? The city has plenty of restaurants specializing in Mexican dishes, especially cuisines inspired by the food in Northern Mexico and Baja. Look for plenty of restaurants with a fun atmosphere, and a menu with an abundance of tasty tacos, combination dishes, nachos–not to mention great beer, tequila, and Margaritas. Places like Border Grill have given classics a fresh new take, and expanded with flavors and dishes you won’t find elsewhere. Some restaurants concentrate on family and regional recipes, and local favorites like the El Sombrero in Downtown Las Vegas have a dedicated following–as you might expect for a restaurant open for 64 years. No Mexican restaurant is complete without a thorough selection of tequilas, and connoisseurs will want to check ahead to see what specific brands are on hand. Aficionados who are searching for authentic flavors will find some gems with a little searching and usually a short drive off the Strip. While the popularity of Mexican food means you’ll frequently find a good place to enjoy chips and salsa at any Strip hotel, with a little checking ahead, you’ll find a place that earns a spot on your list for repeat visits–and who doesn’t need a go-to place in Vegas for great Mexican food?  

The El Sombrero is an Old Vegas Mexican restaurant that first opened in 1959 and was renovated in 2014 and given a fresh new look inside. The emphasis here is on comfort food, with all the classics well-executed with fresh ingredients. In...  Read More

When Tacos el Gordo location on the Strip closed, devoted fans of this restaurant were soon heading off the Strip to get a taco fix. Fortunately, the East Charleston location is close enough to the Strip and Downtown to make it easy to find....  Read More

East Of The Strip

Lindo Michoacan's food comes in generous portions and is served in an adorably designed area in an authentic décor. The original location on East Desert Inn is known as a favorite stop for locals and tourists. The original owner learned to cook...  Read More

Located a few blocks west of the Strip, the El Dorado Cantina is a family-owned place with Mexican food that has that authentic touch, inspired by several regions of Mexico. There's a large selection of street tacos--carne asada, carnitas, al...  Read More

Hussong's Cantina at Mandalay Bay almost feels like you're on Spring Break: live music, plenty of great beer and some terrific food. It's a casual, easy-going atmosphere with dishes like tacos, fajitas, carne asada, flautas, even a Baja...  Read More

Hencho en Vegas has a winning combination of a Strip location and a well-known family name. The Flores Family serves Sonoran style cooking from Northern Mexico, so you'll find tamales and street tacos here, plus plenty of other options. You'll...  Read More

Javier's is originally from Southern California, and its food reflects that influence. The decor is striking here, with everything distinctive and original. The menu includes Mexican specialties, including the standard combination offerings,...  Read More

Border Grill
Photo courtesy of Border Grill

Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger give Mexican food a few new twists at Border Grill. You'll certainly find standards like tacos and enchiladas, but you can also try the Chile Relleno Burger for lunch--ground Black Angus Brisket and...  Read More


Meet Terrisa Meeks

Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She became a traveler long before she could walk. Terrisa has traveled throughout the United States, from Maine to Hawaii, but...  More About Terrisa

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