Best Bets: Hidden Gem Restaurants in Las Vegas


Las Vegas high-end restaurants offer deluxe meals created by celebrity chefs. But what if you don’t want to splurge? What if you want delicious food at a fair price in a spot known only to locals and savvy travelers? Here are a dozen of the best hidden gem restaurants in Las Vegas where you can eat well without fuss and bother.


Viva Las Arepas

Viva Las Arepas is an oasis of Venezuelan excellence at the end of the Las Vegas Strip. Mesquite grilled meats are not to be missed.


Mary’s Hash House

Mary's Hash House is a Las Vegas, Nevada, restaurant serving from-scratch hash-browns, sausage & biscuits, jams & jellies, and yes, hash.


Chile Verde Express

Jammed into the corner of a Las Vegas service-station convenience store, Chile Verde Express is a little counter serving sensationally good Mexican food.



Eat is an inventive café in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas serving breakfast comfort classics reinvented by an ambitious chef.


Ronald’s Donuts

A vegan donut shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ronald's excellent apple fritter is a deep-fried cinnamon bun laced with bits of apple and dipped in sweet glaze.

Must Eats

The Goodwich

The Goodwich does classic American sandwiches, but its own way. Familiar concepts are given smart twists; perfect execution make the food altogether new.


MTO Café

Childish comfort food attains maturity thanks to fresh ingredients and sharp execution. MTO Café is a must stop, if only for its apple rings.


Las Cazuelas

Strip mall Mexican food with a real point of view: Poblano. It’s not just tacos and burritos. It’s a place to try something new.


Jamm’s Restaurant

Jamm's is a neighborhood Las Vegas breakfast diner. It's cozy and inviting with unique omelettes and a famous “Pot of Bread.”


Curry Zen

Las Vegas' Curry Zen offers vegetarian comfort food, Japanese style, but also makes expertly fried cutlets for meat eaters.


Luv-It Frozen Custard

Tucked behind a gas station, Luv-It is a little Las Vegas custard stand that has been churning silk since 1973.


Chicago Joe’s

Chicago Joe's is a rough-around-the-edges Las Vegas cottage that has been serving intimate Italian dinners for decades.