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Vegas Chef Prizefight: Courage In the Kitchen At Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho

Last updated: March 12, 2020 at 2:01 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. Comments Off on Vegas Chef Prizefight: Courage In the Kitchen At Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho.

The chef who wins in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

So are you ready for the most exciting food fight Vegas has ever seen? Anne Burrell Vegas Chef Prizefight, Food Network’s newest show, has seven elite chefs fighting to become the head chef for the new Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse at Flamingo Las Vegas. This week’s food challenge: Mexican cuisine at Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho.

Anne Burrell Vegas Chef Prizefight

Anne Burrell Vegas Chef Prizefight judges

They’re judging you! The judges sit with host Anne Burrell for “Vegas Chef Prizefight.” Photo courtesy of Discovery Communications.

Hosted by Food Network star Anne Burrell, this week’s episode takes you to Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho, located inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. In episode 2, Burrell pushes the seven remaining chefs to the limit with a challenge to create a dish using the nopal cactus.

Anne Burrell Vegas Chef Prizefight on the Food Network

Food Network’s Anne Burrell’s got style as flavorful as the dishes featured on the show. Photo courtesy of Discovery Communications.

All must create Mexican dishes worthy of dinner service at Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho. Leadership and quick thinking become critical when organization and communication fall apart (dun, dun, DUN!).

Featured dishes you’ll see on the show include the following:

  • Trash Can Nachos
  • Drunken Fish Tacos
  • Mexican Fundido
  • Chipotle Pork and Roasted Corn Tacos
Trash Can Nachos at El Burro Borracho in Las Vegas

The popular trash can nachos at Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Love what you see at El Burro Borracho? Escape to Vegas to give it a whirl.

El Burro Borracho is an off-Strip favorite, for both locals and tourists alike. You’ll get awesome views of the hotel’s gorgeous tropical-inspired pool, all while enjoying flavorful Mexican dishes. The Trash Can Nachos are a hit because the cheese is spread evenly on every chip – a rarity with these types of munchies. But this Las Vegas restaurant is more than just nachos and tacos — you can also enjoy house-made churros, signature margaritas and all-you-can-eat specials. (We’re talking unlimited tacos and drinks, y’all.)

 Verdura Asada tacos at El Burro Borracho in Las Vegas

Even vegans can get their piece of the taco. Verdura Asada tacos. Photo by Linda Lindhorst / Total Vegas Blog.

This popular Vegas restaurant can also accommodate vegans and vegetarians. Indulge in the mango and jicama crunch salad (swap the honey vinaigrette for olive oil, lime and spices if vegan) and the Verdura Asada tacos, which come with grilled zucchini, corn, roasted poblano peppers, salsa, tomato, cilantro rice and black beans. Veggie or not, these bites will make your taste buds sing.

Catch “Vegas Chef Prizefight” on Food Network every Thursday at 10 p.m. PT. This episode airs Thursday, March 12, 2020.

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I live for a crazy Vegas adventure, but not in ways you may think. Sure, our nightlife scene is all fun and dandy, but I love hitting up all the city's vegan spots, having staycations and catching shows by my favorite musical acts. Since I've ditched rainy Seattle 20+ years ago, I graduated from UNLV and covered Las Vegas hotel and entertainment articles for, the LA Times, Frommer's and our very own Total Vegas Blog. When I'm not writing, you'll find me hanging with my two girls, along with our shih-tzu and tiger cat.

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