Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant is a 22-time winner in the Best of Las Vegas Poll by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The restaurant was featured on VegasNews.com for setting the Guinness World Record for "World's Largest Pink Margarita." Gayot gave Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant a 12 out of 20 rating, while Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars.
Jalisco Cantina’s vibrant neon sign burns 24 hours a day, beckoning diners in for authentic Mexican fare and music. Named for the Mexican state of Jalisco, the birthplace of tequila, Jalisco Cantina offers up more than 80 kinds of the iconic drink to pair with their homemade "casero" cuisine. Mexican flags flutter from the rafters and massive flat-screen TVs beam down from colorful walls, illuminating diners as they feast on authentic Mexican cuisine. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, diners can also enjoy live blues music performed by local musicians.
Meanwhile in the kitchen, frying pans simmer with fresh, authentic Mexican breakfasts and dinners. Dishes feature guacamole made from whole avocados, fresh tortillas, black boiled beans, and an array of cheeses such as queso fresco, manchego, monterrey jack, and quesadilla. Meanwhile, a dessert menu boasts a caramel Kahlua sundae. Meals are joined by Mexican beers and frozen margaritas, all of which are made from 100% agave tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and real fruit juice.
At Baja Fresh, spice-yearning patrons sample comforting casual Mexican-style fare consisting of fresh ingredients and tasty vegetarian options. Find the magical place where appetizers and main courses intersect with a spicy nacho burrito, stuffed with cheese, black or pinto beans, queso fundido, jalapeños, crunchy tortilla chips, and salsa crema ($6.39). Tortillas are swapped for a bed of lettuce, and human hands are traded for forks in a controversial cybernetic-augmentation program when burritos are served in bowl form ($6.69). A crispy mahi mahi taco consisting of hand-breaded and fried mahi mahi, cabbage, pico de gallo, and a tangy dressing, rests inside two soft-shell casings to protect succulent contents from jealous stares and amorous refried beans. Kids' combo meals ($3.99) and Baja Fresh Favorites such as steak quesadillas ($7.99) and chicken-tortilla soup ($4.99 solo or $6.99 with a side salad) join hands with other featured items to form Baja Fresh's extensive menu.
The Original Lindo Michoacan takes its name from the Mexican state where owner Javier Barajas was born and raised. As a young man, Javier attended a seminary school. There, he befriended a nun named Sister Anita who taught him the recipes and culinary traditions of Michoacan cuisine. Those regional techniques have helped the Zagat-rated restaurant earn one of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Best of Las Vegas awards for eight years including a 2012 Reader's Pick for Best Mexican Restaurant. Those lessons shine through in dishes such as Pollo con Tomate Estilo—a sautéed mix of chicken breast, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, and spices inspired by the town of Zirahuen—or the Birria de Chivo—a traditional festival dish of fresh goat meat cooked in dried chiles and beer instead of water. Hundreds of tequilas populate the shelves of a full bar, and on weekends, festive mariachi bands sing traditional melodies or passages from Atlas Shrugged
Inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino lies a tiny stretch of Mexican paradise called Cabo Wabo Cantina. The restaurant, which was introduced to Vegas by legendary rocker Sammy Hagar, blends the beachy lifestyle of Cabo San Lucas with the all-night attitude of the Vegas Strip. Here, guests can bask in the views of the Bellagio Fountain and the Eiffel Tower replica from the patio as they dine on Mexican-fusion favorites concocted by Chef Tacho Kneeland.
His food spotlights an array of traditional Mexican flavors with an unexpected twist. Cilantro-dusted chicken breast pairs with jalapeño-infused ranch, and chipotle-brandy cream sauce enhances the natural sweetness of lobster enchiladas. The drink menu is just as inventive, with bartenders shaking up margaritas made with coconut milk, mango, and even freshly minced cucumbers. They also serve an impressive array of tequilas, which adds as much excitement to an evening as that friend of yours who owns all the board games.