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There are now a ton of great restaurants in Las Vegas. 

Unfortunately: 1) I don’t get there often enough  2) I don’t stay long enough  3) I drink so much that I barely remember eating!

So, I only have a few recommendations so far (hopefully there will be more to come!):

 

Jaleo: Jose Andres’ Vegas outpost of his killer DC tapas joint; best empanadas I’ve ever had ($$$)

China Poblano: not a fusion kind of place…wish it were; Chinese and Mexican on the menu; loved the 27 vegetable fried rice and THE BEST MARGARITA I’VE EVER HAD ($$)

Carnevino:  Mario grabs a Royal Flush; this place is insane.  They buy their own cattle, raise it, feed it, butcher it, dry age it, and cook it to perfection; a must when in LV. ($$$$)

StripSteak:  Mina has created a great, fun place to indulge in killer steaks and sides and fries on that night when you are just too hungover to rage ($$$$)

Craftsteak: The LV outpost  kicks ass! The menu is great (try the lamb shank); the atmosphere is fun; and the service is solid; the only reason to go to the MGM Grand!($$$$)