Just thinking about some of my favorite Las Vegas restaurants makes we want to open up my JetBlue app and book the next flight.
Each time I touch down in Vegas 2 things always happen – My eyes get wide with all of the bright lights and colors and my stomach starts rumbling. After a cross country flight, one of the first things I always want to do in Vegas is eat. Luckily, there are no shortages of incredible places to dine in the City of Sin.
Thinking about, talking about and writing about food makes me happy!
Some of My Favorite Las Vegas Restaurants
Not only was the food at Tao quite good, I also saw Nelly there once and my 14 year old self got overly excited.
She only want me for my pimp juice
That’s right Nelly, that is all I want from you.
Anyways, back to Tao. I was lucky enough to have a work dinner there while in Vegas a few years ago. With a near unlimited budget, we were treated to exquisite Asian fare (think Chinese, Japanese and Thai). The menu is designed for sharing and per our waiter’s advice, we opted for him and the chef to curate our meal. There were 8 of us and no one left hungry.
If you are in as Vegas with a good sized group, I would recommend Tao so you can try a little bit of everything without spending a ton of money.
Location: The Grand Canal Shoppes | The Venetian & The Pallazo
Battista’s Hole in the Wall
I visited Battista’s on my most recent trip to Vegas and now, will not make a trip back to the city without going back to this restaurant.
Battista’s Hole in the Wall is a no frills Italian restaurant with all the perks of eating at home – comfortable seating, multiple courses and endless wine. You heard me right, the wine keeps flowing as long as you order an entree.
The menu is simple, with your typical Italian dinners and all are served with your choice of soup or salad, garlic bread, pasta and house-made cappuccino along with your entree of choice.
I indulged in each course and plenty of wine during my visit and practically had to be rolled out of the restaurant.
Location: 4041 Linq Lane Las Vegas, NV
How often are you sitting around, starving but can’t decide what you want to eat. If you are anything like me, this happens weekly. Thankfully, China Poblano was recommended to us (SL and I) from one of SL’s co-workers and we knew it would be perfect for us.
China Poblano offers Asian and Mexican fare in a festive yet stylish setting in the Cosmopolitan hotel. Now this isn’t your trendy fusion joint, you literally can order noodles, dim sum, tacos and ceviche if you want. And that is (almost) what I did.
My meal at China Poblano started with a margarita flight. Yes, that is a thing and it should be available everywhere.
Salt Air Margarita, Ron Cooper Margarita and Pomegranate Salt Air margarita (descriptions on menu here). Each were delicious and I would have ordered each individually if I were really letting loose the night we were there.
For dinner, I went with both Asian and Mexican because I could. I ordered the When Pigs Fly (4 steamed buns with BBQ pork) and 2 tacos – Carnitas (braised baby pig, pork rinds and spicy salsa verde cruda) and Cochinita (Yucatan-style pit barbecue pork and marinated onions).
SL ordered 2 tacos of his own as well as Mongolian Beef Lettuce (beef, romaine lettuce, ginger, soy sauce and Chinkiang vinegar). We both shared everything and didn’t leave a morsel on our plates.
Glad I was wearing a stretchy dress that night.
Location: The Cosmopolitan
Hash House a Go Go
This is an addition from my lovely husband. I haven’t been but he raved about his breakfast at Hash House a Go Go the last time we were in Vegas so I added it in.
I mean, look at the breakfast. I don’t think I would be hungry for another meal for days (that’s a lie, I’m always hungry).
Location: Numerous locations in Las Vegas (my lovely husband went to the restaurant located in the Linq hotel)
I hit up Noodles for lunch one day when I was under enthused by the food served up at the conference I was at. I could live off of Asian noodles for the rest of my life if I had to so trying this restaurant was a no brainer.
Since I’ve never met a bowl of pho that I didn’t want to swim in, I ordered Noodles’ Vietnamese Seafood pho and was not disappointed. The chicken broth base was filled with shrimp, fish balls, fish cakes, bean sprouts, cilantro and of course, heaps of rice noodles.
Location: The Bellagio
I don’t know when I will be back, but I hope and pray that all of my favorite Las Vegas restaurants are still around. I will be hard pressed to try anything new knowing how much I love the ones I have already dined at.