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Light/healthy dining options on the las vegas strip?

thehungryegghead Oct 29, 2013 10:06 PM

Will be in Vegas for 3 days. For lunches, I decided on buffets as it's hard to please a group of 8 picky eaters.

Want a light and healthy option for dinners and under $20 per person as I will be paying for a group of 8.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    kagemusha49 Oct 30, 2013 09:48 AM

    Milos in the Cosmopolitan has a lunch special for $20. I would consider the food there to be light.

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      thehungryegghead Oct 30, 2013 01:32 PM

      Light dinner not lunch recommendations. Thanks.

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        Dave Feldman Oct 30, 2013 08:10 PM

        Does "light" mean small portions or low-fat food? Because if it is the latter, maybe you'd want to swap Chipotle for Tacos El Gordo. An authentic Tijuana-style taqueria in the middle of the Strip is a mini-miracle. The adobado tacos are especially delicious. But this is not the place to go for low-cal or low-fat cooking. It's hard to spend more than $10 per person here.

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      Eric Oct 30, 2013 07:27 AM

      Will you have a car? Are you looking for on Strip dinners only? If you won't have a car and/or are looking for only Strip dining, you may want to reconsider how much you're looking to spend for dinner. Lunch buffets on the Strip will run you over $20 per person.

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        thehungryegghead Oct 30, 2013 08:58 AM

        I won't have a car and looking for Strip dinners only.

        I have been to Vegas several times before and I would have avoided the buffets as I am not a buffet person. But I am showing oversea relatives around the strip and they requested buffets for lunches and light dining for dinners.

        For lunches, I'll be taking them to the Aria, Bellagio, and Caesars. Dinners so far, I have Grimaldi's and Chipotle.

        Just need one more. I want to keep spending to under $75per person per day since I will be paying for 8 people total.

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          VegasGourmet Oct 31, 2013 10:40 AM

          Not a big fan of Grimaldi's (which was/is Patsy's in NYC)...I find real inconsistency in the end product.....You have to have many, many years of experience to turn out a perfect pie from this kind of oven...and you do not get that kind of person out here in Vegas.
          If you must have pizza, then Five50 at Aria is the best new spot in town. They have a wide range of pizzas by the slice also, which should allow you to control the $$$$ factor.

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            josephnl Nov 5, 2013 04:25 PM

            Surely there must be better Mexican food in LV than you can get at Chipotle. In my book, Chipotle is a very ordinary corporate Mexican fast food restaurant, and is certainly nothing special.

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