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Sep 28, 2010 03:10 PM

Overwhelmed! Need ideas for a 4 night stay

hi, my trusty chowhound friends. I can always count on good info from this site. In this case--too much info! I've been checking in here for weeks and have so many suggestions I'm trying to boil down. I'd really like to get it down to three or four good places.

My longtime high school girlfriends and I are taking a much-awaited trip--us only, no kids, no hubbies!--to Vegas in early Oct. We don't have a lot of extra money to spend, but we'd like to make our time together as fun and special as possible. And I don't think 'special' has to mean 'expensive' (no $89 per person dinners for us)...but it can mean a fun atmosphere, or a great view, etc. We can probably do one nice dinner (entrees around $20-30?) and some other lower priced things for other lunches and dinners.

I'm probably the only foodie of the bunch, so even tho I'm asking for somewhat affordable, I really don't want to put up with fried mushroom appetizers and honey-mustard chicken dishes the ENTIRE weekend (no offense intended to those who like those things ; ) I'd really like to have some good, interesting food while I'm there. Not a big buffet fan, but if it's really good, it might be an option.

We are staying at the Tahiti Village and we'll have a car, if needed.

thanks!!!!! : )

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  1. Your $20-30 budget will get each a meal at the coffee shop in the resort hotels but pretty much precludes you from eating at any of the celebrity restaurants. It's best if you eat off the Strip and save the Strip for sightseeing and gaming.

    BTW... you will need the car. Tahiti Village isn't within walking distance of anything.

    For breakfasts:
    The Hash House
    2605 S Decatur Blvd # 103
    Las Vegas, NV 89102
    (702) 873-9479

    Tiffany's Cafe
    1700 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    (702) 444-4459

    Jamms Restaurant
    1029 S Rainbow Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89145
    (702) 877-0749

    Ping Pang Pong
    (Inside the Gold Coast)
    4000 W Flamingo Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89103
    (702) 367-7111
    Chinese breakfast and my idea of comfort.

    Maple Tree
    6000 Spring Mountain Rd # 1
    Las Vegas, NV 89146
    (702) 362-5151

    For lunch or dinner:
    Hot & Juicy Crawfish
    4810 Spring Mountain Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89102
    (702) 891-8889
    This is my idea of comfort. Wear the bibs! Trust me on this one.

    5030 Spring Mountain Rd,
    Las Vegas, NV 89146
    (702) 367-3511

    China Mama
    3420 S Jones Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89146-6709
    (702) 873-1977

    Los Molcajetes
    1553 N Eastern Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-1512
    (702) 633-7595
    most unique Mexican food you'll eat.

    Close to Tahiti Village:
    Bachi Burger
    470 E Windmill Lane, Suite 100
    Las Vegas, NV 89123
    (702) 242-2244

    Studio Buffet at the M Resort.
    12300 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Henderson, NV 89044
    (702) 797-1000

    Steiner's A Nevada Style Pub
    8168 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
    (702) 214-6700

    The Bootlegger Bistro
    7700 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
    (702) 736-4939

    There is a faux city/shopping center on Las Vegas Blvd just north of the 215 beltway. It's called Town Square and has many nice restaurants inside.

    Ping Pang Pong
    4000 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

    Hash House
    2605 S Decatur Blvd Ste 103, Las Vegas, NV 89102

    Hot & Juicy Crawfish
    4810 Spring Mountain Rd Ste C, Las Vegas, NV 89102

    Los Molcajetes
    1553 N Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

    The Maple Tree
    6000 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89146

    China Mama
    3420 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

    Bootlegger Bistro
    7700 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89123

    2 Replies
    1. re: shamu613

      A lot of places have happy hour deals which might work out for you, eg
      CUT at palazzo, seablue at mgm, american fish at aria
      while they are mostly appetizer deals they make sense for groups who are wanting to spend time chatting and drinking ;)

      Make sure you check out aswell as their certificates with a good discount code make a lot more places more affordable.

      1. re: lipgloss

        thanks for the detailed info--address/phone etc.! Someone mentioned finding places that will allow us to share a couple of entrees. There are four of us, so that would work well. Even if we had to eat in the "cafe" part of a more upscale restaurant, we'd be glad to do it to be able to try some of the food.

        Any suggestions on that?