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Feel The Burn – Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho & Other Top Mexican Cantinas

Guy Fieri is ready to show Vegas how he parties when south of the border. Located near the VooDoo Beach pool, his newest endeavor, El Burro Borracho promises a party atmosphere with a big selection of tequilas, margaritas and imported beers— all to accompany Fieri’s fun take on Mexican cuisine. The first Strip restaurant for the UNLV-alum, Guy Fieri Vegas Kitchen & Bar, was met with huge fanfare, something Fieri will replicate at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

“After the killer response at The LINQ, I knew I wanted to expand and bring another rockin’ concept,” Fieri explains. “When I think of the Rio, I think of having a kick-ass time. That’s what Burro is all about: a big-time party with real-deal flavor.”

There’s already one El Burro Borracho outpost at Harrah’s Laughlin, but in Las Vegas, Fieri plans to step up his game. The menu will feature familiar
vehicles such as tacos and burritos, but with traditional fillings such as beef machaca or achiote chicken — all fired in Fieri’s trademark style.

Try the Mahi Mahi Juan Tacos, a starter with the ceviche tucked into crispy wonton wrapper shells, or Guy’s Guacamole, where you choose the heat level. Fieri’s love of Mexican food may seem obvious if you marathon Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, where there’s no shortage of tacos in all shapes and sizes. But when it comes to his restaurant, the Food Network host has his own philosophy. “I’ve learned to appreciate the Mexican culture and its respect for great food,” he says. “What a lot of people don’t know about Mexican food is that there is a vast diversity. It’s not all burritos and tacos, folks.” As to why he chose the hilarious name El Burro Borracho, which translates to the drunken donkey in Spanish, “You just said it: because it’s hilarious! Mexican food is fun. Who doesn’t love a great margarita with their meal? Chips, salsa, tequila shots and table-side guacamole—sounds like a good time to me!”

Bacchanal Buffet – Caesars Palace

Las Vegas Buffet- Caesars Palace's Bacchanal Buffet

A large, rotating comal at the massive Caesars Palace buffet is where you’ll find the chefs warming your tortillas and building your made-to-order tacos. Don’t miss the salsa bar.

Carlos’N Charlie’s – Flamingo Las Vegas

Carlos'N Charlie's at Flamingo Las Vegas

Carlos’N Charlie’s at Flaming Las Vegas

Revisit spring break – but without the hassle of your passport. The Flamingo fiesta picks up right where you left off in Cozumel or Cancún, complete with margaritas, chimichangas, quesadillas and “adult” balloon hats.

Tequila Taqueria – Bally’s Las Vegas

Tequila Taqueria at Bally's Las Vegas

Tequila Taqueria at Bally’s Las Vegas

Fresh corn and flour tortillas are made daily at Bally’s revolución – inspired taqueria. Get your heuvos fix at any time with the all-day breakfast; and if you’re so inclined, they even serve burgers.

Cabo Wabo Cantina – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Sammy Hagar brings you his combination of Las Vegas Strip-meets-Cabo San Lucas at Planet Hollywood. The massive menu features not only tacos and fajitas, but also burgers, steaks and Hagar’s own brand of tequila.

About The Author

Originally from Chicago, where eating is a sport, Grace Bascos has honed her eating and drinking skills in Las Vegas since 2005. She keeps up with all the food that's fit to eat through her weekly Dishing with Grace column in Vegas Seven, as well as all things Sin City as a contributor to USA Today's Experience Las Vegas blog. When she's not dining in Las Vegas, she travels around the world in search of more good food and proper techno. You can follow her on twitter @gbascos.

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