There’s nothing quite like tacos and tequila on a warm day. And in Vegas, there are plenty of options for that. Our love for guac seriously knows no bounds—and if yours doesn’t either, here are the top places for great Mexican food in Vegas for any mood.
Javier’s (ARIA Las Vegas)
Featured dishes: Camarones Rancheros and Steak Picado
Vibe: Generations-old Mexican cuisine with a high-end ambiance
Tip: Spice up your night with one of its fresh, hand-shaken margaritas (jalapeño is our fave).
With decades-old family recipes and the largest selection of tequila on the West Coast, enjoy your fresh margarita alongside authentic and elevated Mexican cuisine. The jumbo Mexican white prawns in the Camarones Rancheros are harvested in the pristine waters of Baja California and are known as the finest (and tastiest!) in the world.
China Poblano (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
Featured dishes: Carnitas taco, Silencio taco and Nopales taco
Vibe: Mexican and Chinese cuisines side-by-side in a festive, stylish setting
Tip: Get what chef José Andrés would want you to order by requesting the “Chef’s Experience.”
If you’re ever caught in a craving for both Mexican and Chinese—China Poblano is your place to dine. Taco lovers will enjoy every type of taco, from the crowd-favorite Carnitas taco, to the more adventurous duck tongue and fresh lychee Silencio taco. And for dessert? Try the Chocolate Terra Cotta Warrior—a dark chocolate “warrior” filled with milk chocolate mousse, caramelized bananas and ginger ice cream.
Border Grill (Mandalay Bay)
Featured dishes: Baja Ceviche Tostada and Aspen Farm Grilled Skirt Steak
Vibe: Open, colorful and family-friendly
Tip: Go to its Border Brunch for bottomless small plates and mimosas.
Everyone will find something to love at Border Grill. Back in the ’80s, chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger took a VW bus south of the border to gain a true understanding of authentic Mexican cuisine. They learned recipes and techniques from street vendors and home cooks, and they brought that back to the states to open Border Grill. One of those recipes was the Baja Ceviche, inspired by the fresh white fish they tasted by the Baja California coast.