9 Spots With Amazing Mexican Food on the Strip

Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas showcase everything from affordable street tacos to high-end regional fare. Of course, Sin City’s love of Mexican food doesn’t stop there.

Whether it’s a carne asada torta, seafood enchiladas or cinnamon-dusted churros, Las Vegas has it covered. Here are nine of the best Mexican food on the Strip.

1. Javier’s at ARIA Resort & Casino

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address: 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
phone: (702) 590-3637
hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily

The kitchen staff members are from different regions, and each one incorporated their favorite dishes to create the eclectic menu at Javier’s. Seafood is a specialty here as evidenced by the large ceviche selection and plates like empanadas de camaron (shrimp empanadas), enchiladas de cangrejo (crab enchiladas) and seasonal fish preparations. The grill is another showcase section of the menu, where diners can choose items like a tomahawk pork chop and steak cuts aplenty. 

2. Border Grill at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas

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address: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
phone: (702) 632-7403
hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

The Border Grill brand has been around since 1985 when chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken brought their interpretations of traditional Mexican food to Los Angeles in the form of a 40-seat taco stand. It has since become one of the most successful Mexican restaurant brands in the country, and a staple for some of the best Mexican food on the Strip.

Freshly made guacamole, duck carnitas and vegan chile rellenos are just some of the favorites found here. A seafood molcajete makes the flavors of the sea sizzle with a fun presentation. While there are plenty of options for any meal here, brunch is the standout, with unlimited mini plates for less than $45.

3. Cañonita at the Venetian Resort Grand Canal Shoppes

Cañonita | grandcanalshoppes.com

address: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
phone: (702) 414-3773
hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

For those looking for a more relaxed meal, Cañonita is perched at the edge of the canals, offering a romantic view of the waterways and singing gondoliers. The background of live Italian ballads is a unique pairing to the restaurant’s menu, which offers plates like Santa Rosa barbacoa and vaquero beer-braised short ribs. As a bonus, their menu is an authentic take for brunch on the Strip, offering upscale versions of common dishes such as huevos rancheros.

Perhaps the best feature of this Grand Canal Shoppes outpost is the taco truck attached to it. Street Taqueria is the late-night stop for visitors to get their taco fix, including pork carnitas and chicken tinga. Don’t forget the margarita to go.

4. China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino

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address: Boulevard Tower, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Level 2, Las Vegas, NV 89109
phone: (702) 698-7900
hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Leave it to celebrity chef José Andrés to create a mashup Mexican-Chinese restaurant. However, this is not your typical ‘fusion’ restaurant, with blended dishes using multiregional ingredients. Instead, diners can mix and match their Mexican and Chinese selections, respectively.

Plates like siu mai dumplings can accompany sonequeso fundido, or soup lovers can blend the flavors of East and West, with a wonton soup named “Swallow a Cloud” and caldo Tlalpeno, Mexican chicken soup. For those who can’t choose, a tasting menu offers the best of both culinary worlds.

Can’t get enough Mexican food? Neither can we. Take a Taco Tuesday Downtown Scooter ride to score as many tacos as possible.

5. Tacos El Gordo at Gold Key Shops

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address: 3041 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
phone: (702) 331-1160
hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday

Las Vegas has more taco shops per capita than any other city in the country. While these street tacos, by way of Tijuana, can be had at any time of day, there is something extra special about them late at night. When the city is lit by neon signs, after an evening of partying, nothing hits the spot like quite like these tacos. 

There are three lines for guests to choose their assorted items – one line for beef (carne asada), one line for pork (adobada) cut straight from the spit and one line for offal (tripe, brain, etc.) Tacos are a must, but dishes including sopes, vampiros and loaded fries are just as good. Get a group and sample it all.

6. El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show Mall

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address: 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
phone: (702) 258-1211
hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

We can all agree that guacamole is best when it’s made to order. When the avocados are mashed and seasoned right at the table, it guarantees a taste and freshness that can’t be beaten. El Segundo Sol does just that, along with amazing tacos and “loco hour” with one of the cheapest happy hours on the Strip

7. Gonzalez Y Gonzalez at New York New York

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez interior | gonzalezlv.com

address: 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
phone: (702) 740-6455
hours: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

This highly-rated spot is a blend of authentic Mexican cuisine with some standard American classics, such as burgers and wings. “Every day is a fiesta” here, and special event offerings are a perfect way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or even boda (wedding) ceremonies.

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez also has an unmatched selection of tequila. With the traditional tequila varietals, and more niche selections with reposado and anejo quality declarations, even the margarita hounds can find sippable picks of appreciable.

8. Cabo Wabo Cantina at Miracle Mile Shops

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address: 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
phone: (702) 385-2226
hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Monday

Singer and Montrose band legend Sammy Hagar blessed the Strip with Cabo Wabo Cantina, a leisurely nod to Cabo San Lucas’ vacation vibe style. Sammy’s history with the cantina has a rich origin story, stemming from his relationship with the town, the nightclub that was built there and the legacy that exists there today. 

Now, Las Vegas has its own party spot. Sip on Cabo Wabo’s namesake tequila while tucking into spicy shrimp flaming fajitas or a Mexican twist on traditional hush puppies. Some visitors might even be lucky enough to have a celebrity sighting.

9. El Dorado Cantina

El Dorado Cantina | Facebook

address: 3025 S Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109
phone: (702) 722-2289
hours: open 24 hours

El Dorado Cantina has been named one of the top five Mexican restaurants in the U.S. twice in a row, and for good reason. A vast small plates menu with dietary needs-friendly dishes cater to every kind of taco lover, and everything from brunches to Mexican beer is available. The Las Vegas Boulevard location is open 24 hours for Mexican food on the Strip at any time of day or night.

Bonus: El Dorado Cantina is a hub for sports fans, so make plans to watch the Vegas Golden Knights on game day by signing up on their website. Make sure to make a reservation before arriving. 

More Mexican Food on the Strip

There’s no bad time for Mexican food. To niche down to the favorites, such as tacos or burritos, explore beyond our list to sample more Mexican food on the Strip.

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