There are two groups of people that you’ll find in the parking lot of the El Dorado Cantina: those going to the strip club on the right and those heading left to get some of the best Mexican food in Las Vegas. Both are about to spend some money - but the group that goes to the left is the one you want to be in. Between the massive dining room that’s always full of groups drinking margaritas, the thought of what’s happening next door, and the fact that they never close, this place is usually loud and rowdy anytime after 7pm. And since the menu is clearly marked with lots of dishes that are gluten-free (empanadas), vegetarian (chile rellenos), and vegan (cauliflower tacos), no one has to leave hungry or unhappy.
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The Sand Dollar Lounge
Sand Dollar Lounge on the west side of the Strip has great whiskey and cocktails, but come here for the state-inspired beer and shot combos.
Spago has one of the best views of the Bellagio fountains, so sit outside and eat some great - but pricey - Spanish-style appetizers and pasta.
Cut is a steakhouse in the Palazzo that’s very upscale, with things like tableside Old Fashioneds and Japanese wagyu beef.
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Ghost Donkey is a hidden speakeasy in the Block 16 Food Hall with a massive mezcal selection.
Tacos El Gordo
Tacos El Gordo on the Strip is open until 2am daily, so head here for a second dinner, or a midday taco.
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Market Street Cafe
When you need a last-minute, casual spot good for groups, bring everyone to Market Street Cafe in the California Hotel for a Hawaiian diner menu.
Red 8 Asian Bistro
This beautiful, very red Chinese restaurant in The Wynn is actually casual and comfortable so it works before a show or late night.
Evel Pie is an aggressively Evel Knievel-themed pizza spot in the Fremont East District downtown.
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