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Non-casino restaurant suggestions for a party, about 20-30 people with kids

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Hi gang,

Suggestions requested: a friend of mine is having a 50th birthday party in Vegas. He wants to host a party at a restaurant, maybe Mexican or something else festive and interesting. His budget is around $30 per person all in. Something family-friendly and not a chain, maybe with an outside patio and/or a private area, doesn't need to be in a casino but within a 15 minute or so cab ride from the south strip. We are open to a variety of ideas and cuisines.

Thanks people.


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      1. Talk to the folks at Lindo Michoacan....go to their website....see if they can help

        1. Unless the patio has misters, you may want to reconsider outdoor dining depending on the time of the year. Right now we are in monsoon season with high humidity with temperatures in the triple digits. Shish Kabob House on West Flamingo does a lot of large group dining. The prices are what your friend is looking for. They can also serve the food family style if you want. They have a separate area for large groups. There is also an excellent bakery next door called Manan Bakery.
          About twenty minutes west of the west end of the Strip is Juan's Flaming Fajitas and Cantina.

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          1. re: Eric

            thanks, these sound appropriate. the party won't be until November. If anything, it will be too cold to be outside, but if we get lucky with the weather, it would be nice to have drinks on a patio if there is one.

            If anyone has any other ideas, please feel free to share. We have plenty of time before this has to be nailed down and welcome a variety of options to choose from.

          2. You might want to consider Maggiano's Little Italy in the Fashion Show Mall. They serve large portions (family style) and we have been there with a group of 20 including children varying in age from 4 - 17. Depending on what you order and limiting wine/alcohol you should be OK at $30/pp. They may seat you along the windows overlooking the Strip - not a bad view.

            Here's the link:


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            1. re: Philber

              Maggiano's is a good idea, although it is a chain. The food isn't outstanding, but this kind of event is what they do, and the operation is usually extremely professional and polished compared to most family style places. Here's the menu -- it might be a little above the range needed, even with the "light" menu.http://www.maggianos.com/EN/LocationS...

            2. You said that you're on the "south end of the strip"...You might want to look at the Bootlegger Bistro, which is only a few minutes from Mandalay Bay....They have different rooms that might work for you...great pizzas/pasta for the kids and really solid old-school Italian dishes for the rest.