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

Looking for a great place to enjoy Mexican food in Las Vegas? The city has plenty of restaurants serving up their own takes on Mexican dishes, with many places featuring food inspired by the cuisine in Northern Mexico and Baja.

Las Vegas’ Mexican restaurants tend to be casual and include a fun atmosphere. Naturally, diners will find menus with an abundance of tasty tacos, enchiladas, burritos, combination dishes, nachos–not to mention great beer, tequila, and Margaritas. Places like Border Grill have given all these 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 Lindo Michoacan have a dedicated following–easy to understand when you taste the food. A short drive off the Strip will turn up several local, family-owned favorites. Aficionados who are searching for authentic flavors will find some gems with a little searching.

No Mexican restaurant is complete without a thorough selection of tequilas, and connoisseurs will find plenty of bars offering an impressive array from which to choose. Although it’s fairly easy to find a 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 name says a lot at Juan's Flaming Fajitas, where heaping plates of fajitas are delivered in little cast-iron containers that get set on fire with a flourish right before delivery to your table. This family-friendly restaurant in southwest...  Read More

Ricardo's has been one of Las Vegas' favorite Mexican restaurants for decades. This perennial local favorite, has been voted "Best Mexican Restaurant" an astonishing number of times in the Las Vegas Review-Journal Reader's Poll. It offers both...  Read More

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

When Tacos el Gordo location on the Strip re-opened, devoted fans of this restaurant were delighted. There's nothing fancy here—it's a walk-up counter where you order and pick up at the same place—but the tacos are worth it. Sure, you can...  Read More

East Of The Strip

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

Located a few blocks west of the Strip, the El Dorado Cantina is a family-owned Mexican restaurant with an authentic touch, inspired by several regions of Mexico. There's a large selection of street tacos—carne asada, carnitas, al pastor,...  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

Canonita is one of the restaurants at The Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes, and it has a great location right on the Grand Canal--a wonderful place to enjoy a unique view. The dishes include traditional Mexican favorites like enchiladas, burritos...  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
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Celebrity 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...  Read More


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