After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disc with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican cuisine and festive drinks at Isla Mexican Kitchen, located in the Treasure Island hotel.
Isla's head chef Richard Sandoval has used his award-winning culinary chops to channel classic recipes into a menu of modern Mexican cuisine. Start the digestive fiesta with chips and chipotle-adobo guacamole ($10), which sports spiced pumpkin seeds, or the piquant habanero-infused rock-shrimp ceviche ($11). A scarecrow mariachi band protects each savory cup of sweet roasted-corn soup ($7) from maladjusted grackles, coating the throat perfectly before a ceremonious noshing of the pork al pastor burrito ($14) or the tacos baja, stuffed to the gills with tasty mahi-mahi ($13). A myriad of tequila bottles and other spirits adds a feisty kick to Isla's creative margaritas; feel free to tap the friendly staff's barrel of knowledge for a drink recommendation.
Exposed brick pillars and colorful décor deck Isla Mexican Kitchen's walls with contemporary panache; creative designer Jeffery Beers carefully tailored the chic, casual atmosphere to reflect the restaurant's vibrant dishes and the staff's favorite version of Tetris.
- This is probably one of the better Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas. It is a definite place to go if you need that type of food fix and you're on the Strip. – mauiwolf, TripAdvisor
- We ate at Isla during our 3 night trip to Vegas in August and had a great experience. The margaritas where [sic] the best we had in Vegas, if not ever! They also have a huge list of tequilas to try. – MorganOBrien, TripAdvisor