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Casual in Las Vegas

ios94 | Mar 31, 200811:22 AM

I was in Vegas last May and will be there again this May. Last year the wife and I stayed at Treasure Island, we enjoyed our dinner at the Mexican and Japanese restos at TI although I found the Japanese one slightly overpriced (I am fully aware that everything in this city, especially in the hotels is over priced).

Anyway, this May we are staying at the MGM and are are looking for other suggestions. We enjoy every type of cuisine, especially authentic Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine. I know there is no "authentic" Mexican in the resort hotels but like I said we enjoyed the mexican at TI last year and we know what we're expecting. Overall the quality and taste of the food was fine and the price was consistent with what we were getting.

On that note does anyone have any good suggestions for restaurants that fall into the "casual" category as defined by most hotel websites. i.e. main dish not more than $20. Total tab not more than $60-$70 (we're not big drinkers, I may have a beer at most)

How are the casual spots that are under the big chef names, are they worth a visit? i.e Mario Bartoli, Wolfgang Puck, Emerils?

I also noticed a lot of the hotels have in house Mexican restos like TI, I see MGM and The Venetian also have Mexican. Do other hotels on the strip have Mexican and which one is worth a visit, or better yet are there any nearby on the strip, whether in a hotel or not.


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