Best Bets: Hidden Gem Restaurants in Las Vegas

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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.

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

Eat

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

5

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.

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6

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.

7

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.

8

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.

9

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.”

10

Curry Zen

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

11

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.

12

Chicago Joe’s

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