With so many attractions in Las Vegas, planning a weekend trip can seem quite intimidating. Truth is there are hundreds of things to do, see, and eat. You may not know where to start, but if you’re a foodie like me chances are you want to start with your stomach! So… here’s my Foodie Guide to a Weekend in Las Vegas!
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Where Should I Eat?
Like I said earlier. There is A LOT to see, do, and even eat in Vegas. A good place to start is the Strip, but I’m also going to let you in on a secret. You ready? There are TONS of amazing restaurants outside of the strip!! Check out where we ate on our last minute spontaneous trip to Vegas below!
Located in the Downtown Container Park, a shopping center in Las Vegas you’ll find this super yummy authentic taco joint! They aim to bring you the best taco experience by using high quality meats and seafood, fresh garden vegetables, hand made tortillas and high quality artisan breads. The owner’s father Miguel hand picks those ingredients every morning!
A must order: Gringo Tacos! Unlike any taco I’ve ever had before: Hardshell corn tortilla, shredded beef, cheese, onions, chipotle cream, lettuce & tomatoes!
“Food With Personality” This is one of my FAVORITE restaurants in Vegas. If you’re looking for an amazing brunch spot then look no further! They’ve got an excellent range of baked goods, try their carrot cake and strawberry pop-tarts! And one of my personal favorites, the Short Rib Hash. Braised short ribs, smashed potatoes, roasted sweet onions and peppers. Not only does the food have personalty, it’s got FLAVOR and that can’t be beat!
A donut shop with over 50 varieties of Classic and Gourmet donuts. Yep, you read that right! 50! I love this shop because their flavors are so unique! My two personal favorites.. the Strawberry and Cream donut, and the Red Velvet Donut. Grab a box for the ride back to Los Angeles!
Other Mama LV is not located on the strip. It’s really not even a part of the main attractions, but it SHOULD be! This is the perfect restaurant to visit if you want to celebrate, get dressed up, and eat a lot of GOOD food. They specialize in hand crafted cocktails and specialized cuisine. Their dishes are quite unique like a french toast caviar, but all done really well. They’ve also got fresh seafood that’s flown in daily. Try their oysters and sashimi!
I of course had to include a Strip location for you guys, Bruxie Waffles home of the fried chicken and waffles sandwich! These guys do both waffles and fried chicken really well, and this was our last stop before we got on the bus and headed back to Los Angeles. We ate everything up and luckily this was a short distance from the Megabus stop in Vegas! Definitely a must visit!
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