If you’re a fan of Mexican food, you’ll want to hit all six of these amazing spots during your time in Vegas. Each offers excellent Mexican cuisine served by excellent chefs and friendly, courteous staff. We’ve compiled this list so you can spend less time searching and more time enjoying your favorite Mexican dishes!
1. Nacho Daddy
Nacho Daddy was first opened in 2010 and remains locally owned and operated. Boasting an impressive menu of Mexican dishes and a philosophy of “never a dry chip”, this restaurant has made a name for itself in the industry.
Nachos have never been the same! The restaurant serves “gourmet nachos” of every variety, from their Fiesta Nachos to Lobster and Crab Nachos, there is a nacho variation for any taste you can imagine. If you’re not into nachos, the menu also has other options, including an all-day breakfast sub-menu.
One of the defining features of this restaurant is its world-renowned Scorpion Shot. And yes, it is literally a scorpion in a shot of tequila. The question is, are you brave enough to get stung? The scorpions are kept in a live terrarium inside the restaurant, so you’ll get to see the scorpion before you drink it.
2. Tacos El Gordo
Nothing beats authenticity when it comes to Mexican food, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Tacos El Gordo. Family owned and operated since 1998, this restaurant has gained a serious reputation for cranking out some amazing food.
They only use homemade corn tortilla and high-grade meats in their cooking, making the tacos one of a kind. Since the opening, the restaurant has also opened a location in California, spreading the message that this is real authentic Mexican cuisine.
3. Borracha Mexican Cantina
This Henderson Mexican Restaurant is a must-see for anyone who loves Mexican cuisine. With decor that lends a nod to Dia De Muertos, the Mexican holiday “The Day of The Dead”, this eatery certainly carries its own unique reputation for interior design.
The tortillas are made by hand from scratch, so you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality burritos and tacos made fresh daily. The menu also boasts a Vegan section for those of you that enjoy tacos without the meat.
Don’t worry, the drink menu is up to the task of matching the extensive food menu. Whether you want a glass of wine with your tacos, a beer or margarita, the menu provides. Its extensive list includes tequila as well for added authenticity.
4. El Dorado Cantina
One of the top-rated Mexican restaurants in Vegas is the El Dorado Cantina. Known for its superb authenticity and for being open 24 hours (that’s right, tacos at night!) this restaurant is a force to be reckoned with.
Featuring 181 seats, this upscale location provides excellent customer service and authentic foods. Their ingredients are all sourced from sustainable farms, and everything on the menu is made from scratch.
From tacos to burritos to enchiladas, the menu has something to offer everyone. An extensive drinks menu will ensure that your thirst is quenched throughout your stay at El Dorado, and the dark wood decor will inspire awe as you enjoy an authentic meal.
5. El Segundo Sol
This Mexican eatery boasts handcrafted margaritas and a stunning patio overlooking the beautiful Las Vegas Strip. With a focus on quality and taste, El Segundo Sol deserves its spot on our list.
The restaurant has worked hard to provide an authentic experience reminiscent of Mexico City, without the trip south. The fresh-made guacamole is a staple of the impressive menu and has gained quite a reputation for being delicious.
Tacos, enchiladas, fajitas. The restaurant has it all, and at great prices. You can even order bottomless chips and salsa for less than five dollars. Stop in today to see why El Segundo Sol is one of the top-rated Mexican restaurants in the Vegas area.
6. Hussong’s Cantina
In 1941, a man by the name of Don Carlos Orozco invented the margarita; which would become one of the most popular drinks on the planet. This is a little-known fact held dear by the Hussong family, who in fact provided the restaurant that this iconic drink was created in.
Hussong’s is one of the oldest cantinas around, meaning they’ve had a lot of practice perfecting their menu. Using only fresh ingredients, this restaurant combines authenticity with superb quality for a dining experience you must see to believe.
Burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and freshly made guacamole are just a few of the excellent dishes offered at this unique and savory location. If you find yourself thirsty, house-made margaritas are just the thing to quench your thirst.
Hussong’s also offers catering for your personal events, should you decide that any old place just won’t make the cut. They’ll provide their famous authentic Mexican dishes to make your event a memorable-and tasty-occasion.
While Las Vegas literally has dozens of Mexican Restaurants and cantinas, these six are the staple of the industry, boasting well-deserved reputations and impressive menus. If you’re looking for authenticity, quality, and customer service all in one place, any of the six restaurants in our list will provide just that. Enjoy your stay in Vegas and remember, always choose higher quality when it comes to food!