Las Vegas has a wide assortment of Mexican restaurants, with many places featuring food inspired by the cuisine in Northern Mexico and Baja. “Authentic” Mexican food comes in a few incarnations in Vegas, from well-loved, traditional dishes to modern interpretations and new creations.
A number of Las Vegas’ Mexican restaurants are casual and family-friendly. Diners will find menus with an abundance of tacos, enchiladas, burritos and combination dishes, not to mention great beer, tequila, and Margaritas. At Border Grill, these classics have been given a twist, and expanded with flavors you won’t find elsewhere.
Family and regional recipes are popular at many Mexican restaurants. Local favorites like Lindo Michoacan have a dedicated following for those unique, memorable dishes. One taste of the food, and it’s easy to understand why. A short drive off the Strip will lead you to several local, family-owned favorites. Aficionados who are sticklers for authentic flavors will find some gems.
No Mexican restaurant is complete without a solid selection of tequilas, and connoisseurs will find plenty of restaurants offering an tantalizing array to choose from. Margaritas, flights of tequila, and mescal are commonly found at Las Vegas’ Mexican restaurants.
You can order chips and salsa at many Strip hotels, but with a little searching you’ll find a place that earns a spot on your go-to list. For more suggestions, check out our list of Las Vegas’ best Mexican restaurants.