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Reasonably priced, good, fun Mexican restaurant in Vegas

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Kbernard Dec 3, 2013 08:40 PM

Any suggestions?

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    Philber Dec 6, 2013 09:42 AM

    A bit more information would be helpful in making any recommendations. Can you qualify "fun" (energetic, great bar, eclectic menu, mariachi band?) and quantify "reasonably priced" ($25-$35/pp before drinks; $25-$35/pp total?)

    Are you visiting or local? If visiting will you have a car and consider off-strip locations?

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      Kbernard Dec 6, 2013 12:35 PM

      Good point! We're a group of 9 women celebrating a 40th birthday. Heading either to Nobu or Sage one night and want something more casual/fun for another night. $30 pp before drinks sounds about right. No car. Prefer to stay on strip. No mariachi band. :) Good food, fun yet nice (not Margaritaville kind of place), good service. Sophisticated fun, I guess. We're headed to a comedy show after.

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        Eric Dec 6, 2013 12:51 PM

        I grew up in LA and now reside in Las Vegas. I've never been to a Mexican restaurant with a Mariachi band.

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          mucho gordo Dec 7, 2013 09:57 AM

          Back in the 70's there was a place on Sepulveda called El Gato that served great Mexican food (loved their lomo adobado) along with live mariachi entertainment.
          I also live in Vegas now and would like to find a good Mexican restaurant.

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            Eric Dec 7, 2013 11:11 AM

            Try Juan's Flaming Fajitas and Cantina. It's on West Tropicana west of Fort Apache in the same parking lot as In n Out. http://juansflamingfajitasandcantina.com

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              mucho gordo Dec 7, 2013 03:25 PM

              It's a definite try. The menu looks great.. Thanks. I'm new here so I'll ask my son if he's eaten there.

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            Veggo Dec 7, 2013 03:34 PM

            Eric, you have been fortunate. When I lived in Mexico, I was usually willing to pay the mariachis to go away.

      2. BubblyOne Dec 6, 2013 01:13 PM

        Check out board favorite Border Grill at Mandalay Bay or Javier's at Aria.

        Neither had a mariachi band, lol.

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          baxter597 Dec 7, 2013 01:21 PM

          We had a great dinner for 20 at El Segundo Sol in the Fashion Show Mall.

          (we also did Nobu at the Hard Rock - prices were a bit less than the one at Caesars)

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            Kbernard Dec 8, 2013 06:24 AM

            I think I'm pointing my group in the wrong directions or didn't explain properly. Scratch Mexican. We will do Border Grill for brunch. What's another great restaurant, a well rounded menu with great drinks, $30pp approx before drinks. We want to stay on strip. I have China Poblano on the list, for example. Thank you!!
            Thanks!!

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              toncasmo Dec 9, 2013 09:01 AM

              diablo? or the place in palazzo...I really like it but am blanking on name!!

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