It’s no secret; Las Vegas loves tacos, and there’s no shortage of eateries in town serving up those delicious Mexican sandwiches. For us, Tuesday is as good an excuse as any to chow down on tacos. Check out some of these popular purveyors of tacos in Las Vegas.
3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive
Hours: Open 24 hours a day
Conveniently located just off the Strip, El Dorado Cantina should be a top priority for taco connoisseurs visiting Vegas. The authentic Mexican menu exclusively features sustainably sourced ingredients from carefully selected farms in the U.S. The meat and produce is entirely free of antibiotics, pesticides and steroids. The cochinita street tacos are a stand-out menu item, consisting of achiote marinated, slow-roasted pork with pickled habaneros and onions. A dinner reservation is strongly encouraged during the weekends.
3049 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 10 a.m.–2 a.m., Friday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 a.m.
This Tijuana staple has been in business since 1972. Its first Las Vegas location opened way back in 2010, and there has been a line stretching out of the door ever since. Just steps from Wynn and Encore, it’s a popular spot during the summer for bathing suit-clad partygoers leaving Encore Beach Club once the sun goes down. The adobada tacos boasting mouth watering spiced pork shaved off of a vertical spit are the restaurant’s specialty. If you can, arrive outside of peak meal times to avoid the long lines, or just wait in line because it’s totally worth it.
3900 Paradise Road
Hours: 11 a.m.–2 a.m.
The name really says it all. If you enjoy your a la carte tacos with craft beer, this one’s a no-brainer. This restaurant near the Las Vegas Convention Center is a perfect power lunch option. The beef barbacoa tacos, made with tender beef slow roasted in a stout-molasses barbeque sauce, should most certainly be considered. Tacos & Beer also offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan tacos. Show up on a Tuesday between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. for Techno Taco Tuesdays. The beer is cold, the tacos are 50 cents off and the in-house DJ spins the tastiest techno music.
100 Sixth St.
Hours: Sunday 12 p.m.–11 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m., Friday–Saturday 12 p.m.–12 a.m.
La Comida is easily identified thanks to a seven-foot tall, pink neon monkey clinging to its roof. The hip downtown joint serves a chef-driven menu of bold flavors inspired by Mexico City street vendors. Options such as the camaron al Maya tacos, which feature beautifully breaded shrimp melding with salted cabbage, mangos, jalapeno cream and habanero salsa, make this menu a standout in a sea of Mexican cuisine options. La Comida also pours more than 100 varieties of tequila, making it the perfect restaurant to kick off a night in Downtown Las Vegas.
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
This trendy restaurant inside The Cosmopolitan blends the unique flavors of China and Mexico into one exceptional menu. Rou jia mo made with pork belly and Mexican seasoning? You can have that! Tacos topped with Chinese style beef tendon and oysters? You bet! If you’re looking for one of those unique Las Vegas culinary experiences you’ve been seeing on Instagram, look no further. The funky atmosphere and meshes nicely with the twisted cuisine, making for a truly "only in Las Vegas" night out.
707 E. Fremont St.
Hours: Sunday–Saturday 8 a.m.–11 p.m.
Billed as “real Mexican food by real Mexicans,” Pinches Tacos serves up some of the tastiest, most authentic tacos north of the border. The food is simple, relying more on quality ingredients and traditional cooking methods rather than flashy Strip gimmicks. There is a taco to match most palates, so order your favorite flavor of taco, be it carne asada or nopal, and enjoy with an ice cold cerveza. Thanks to a prime location inside Downtown Container Park, you can browse the adjacent shops after your meal. Be sure to grab a seat on the patio and enjoy the sunshine, which as everyone knows, pairs well with tacos.
It’s Tuesday, so get out there and eat some tacos! Do you have a favorite Las Vegas taco shop? Let us know in the comments below. There are plenty of great taco options in both Downtown Las Vegas and on the Strip, but if you’re having trouble deciding between the two, take our quiz to find out which side of Las Vegas suits you best.