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Last updated: September 6, 2019 at 10:00 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. Comments Off on Hey, Let’s Taco ’bout Your Dinner Plans.

Who doesn’t love a good taco? They’re like a self-contained packet of spicy, flavorful goodness. There are so many ways to do the humble, but tasty combo of a tortilla hugging meat and/or veggies with cheese.

There’s plenty of taco restaurants in Las Vegas, but please enjoy this three-taco platter of some of our top picks.

Best Taco Restaurants in Las Vegas

Chayo taco restaurant at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas

Chayo at The LINQ Promenade. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

If you’re in a festive mood or simply enjoy dining on an open-air patio, you’ll want to pay Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar a visit.

This high-energy spot is two stories and it’s a prime people-watching spot right on The LINQ Promenade, where you can see the High Roller, FlyLINQ and more in action. If you’re feeling feisty, you can get your groove on at Chayo’s Latin Night, every Friday and Saturday starting at 11 p.m.

Our taco picks: Surf & Turf tacos (carne asada, shrimp, lime-cilantro slaw and avocado salsa), short rib tacos (shredded Dos Equis Amber braised short rib, salsa and pickled veggies) or the blackened salmon (salmon, jalapeno cole slaw, avocado-tomatillo salsa).

Don’t miss happy hour from 2 – 6 p.m. daily.

Mesa Grill taco restaurant blue corn lobster tacos in Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Mesa Grill’s blue corn lobster tacos are made to share. Photo courtesy of Mesa Grill.

MEsa Grill

Featuring a wide variety of southwest flavors from celebrity chef Bobby Flay, you bet this restaurant at Caesars Palace features a couple of taco bold enough to to match Flay’s fiery personality.

You’ll want to check out Mesa Grill’s seafood tacos – the grilled mahi mahi tacos (with avocado, tomatillo, jalapeno crema and pickled fennel relish) on the dinner menu, or the smoked shrimp tacos (with green cabbage slaw and mango, served on grilled tortillas) served at lunch. If you just want to share a taco appetizer, you can’t go wrong with the Mesa’s blue corn lobster tacos.

Tequila Taqueria taco restaurant at Bally's Las Vegas

Dig in at Tequila Taqueria at Bally’s Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Tequila Taqueria

¡Viva tacos! Featuring revolutionary imagery, vintage tortilla presses and other interesting highlights, you’ll swear you were transported to a quirky taco spot in Mexico. But nope, you’re still at Bally’s Las Vegas.

Enjoy fresh-pressed corn and flour tortillas wrapped around mains like grilled mahi (with black bean sauce, Mexican slaw, and cruda salsa verde), carnitas (with black bean sauce, queso fresco, cruda salsa and topped with chicharrones) and shrimp (chipotle seasoned, with black bean sauce, red onions and avocado).

While you’re at it, you should get the tableside guacamole and peruse the extensive tequila and Mexican beer list. You’ll be feeling muy bueno with a full stomach in no time.

Drunken fish tacos at Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho taco restaurant in Las Vegas

Drunken Fish tacos. No fish were intoxicated in the making of these tacos. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho

You know you’ve got to try out a restaurant when its name literally means “The Drunken Donkey.”

This distinctively Guy Fieri spot at Rio Las Vegas goes fully Flavortown with some very distinct taco options you’ll only find here.

And of course, you’ve got to try to make it on a Tuesday for the all-you-can-eat taco special running from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. For $49, you can have all-you-can-eat tacos, house margaritas and beer, or upgrade to specialty margaritas for $59.

Highlights include the picadillo tacos (sweet Sonoran-style braised beef, olives, raisins, brown sugar, shredded cabbage, Cheddar cheese, tequila-lime crema, pico de gallo, and Parmesan-dusted tortillas), lava rock shrimp tacos (crispy fried shrimp, pink chile crema, shredded cabbage, pickled red onion, cilantro, Cotija cheese) and the excellently named Drunken Fish tacos (a la plancha Sonoran-style fish, spicy slaw, pickled red onion and cilantro).

TaCo at The Forum Food Court

And last, but certainly not least, comes the oh-so-cleverly named TaCo. This relative newcomer to the Empire is open until 11 p.m. over at the Forum Food Court inside Caesars Palace, making it conveniently situated for a quick bite on the way to or from the club.

Split some nachos with your crew or fill up on a few street tacos before heading off to the next destination. There’s no wrong way to satisfy that taco craving!

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Jorge has been writing in Las Vegas for about a decade, covering a mix of entertainment, nightlife and travel offerings for publications like Best of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Louisville Voice-Tribune. In his spare time, he's traveling, at pub trivia or not playing his stack of video games.

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