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Las Vegas Restaurant Suggestions....Please!

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Making my first trip to Vegas with a fellow food loving friend and we want to hit some off the beaten path restaurants...not interested in eating at all the big bix restaurants...although we may have to.

Any good local restaurant suggestions? We are going in May,,,,,,if that makes a difference at all!

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  1. Lotus of Siam
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    Lotus of Siam
    953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

    1. Will you have a car? What types of food? Rincon de Buenos Aires is also a good choice.

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      1. re: Eric

        I won't have a car...and the type of food doesn't matter...thanks for the info thus far!

        1. re: sweets

          The tourist areas of Las Vegas generally consist of the 4.5 mile stretch of Las Vegas Blvd. affectionately known as The Strip and the four block pedestrian section of Downtown known as the The Fremont Street Experience.

          Mass transit in Las Vegas is, to put it mildly, terrible. Buses can get tourists from The Strip to hotels all along The Strip and to Downtown rather easily, though VERY slowly on weekend evenings. Taxis are far more flexible and most drivers know shorts and long cuts, but they are really expensive. Rental cars are relatively cheap and free self parking is available everywhere and free valet parking at all hotels on The Strip.

          In order to give you decent advice so that you can make informed decisions, I need a bit more information.

          1. We assume that as a tourist, you're likely staying on The Strip. How do you plan on getting to restaurants "off the beaten path?" Remember... cabs are really, really expensive when traveling off the beaten path, and buses are inconvenient and slow.

          2. What type of cuisine are you most interested in? What kind of food can't you get near where you live that you may have a hankering for?

          3. What is your budget? Remember... cabs are really, really expensive when traveling off the beaten path. One way to an off the beaten path destination can range from $20-$40.

          Not knowing what kind of food you're interested in or how much you want to spend leaves most of us in the unenvialbe position of trying to read your mind. Few of us here do that well.

          PS: Have you browsed around the Las Vegas board here on Chowhound?