While it’s true that you can spend an entire paycheck on a dinner in Las Vegas, most of the time, visitors just want to find an affordable meal at a decent price. Maybe it’s just a quick bite to eat. Maybe that means a delicious dinner that won't break your budget. Whatever the case may be, this list of cheap restaurants in Las Vegas will keep both your stomach and your wallet happy.
This Mexican restaurant with Tijuana roots has been in the taco business since 1972, opening its first Las Vegas location in 2010. The restaurant offers handmade corn tortillas, a variety of meats, and guacamole and salsas made from scratch daily. Go for the adobo spiced pork taco on a corn tortilla, topped with your choice of fresh ingredients.
Hussong's Cantina claims to have created the margarita in Ensenada, Baja California in 1941—so it goes without saying that the Mexican restaurant specializes in margaritas. At their outpost in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place, try pairing your cocktail with Baja beer-battered fish, Baja shrimp, seared pork belly, or carne asada.
This Las Vegas-born nacho chain offers up a menu of 14 different nacho concoctions. Go traditional and order the chicken Tinga or pork carnitas nachos, or get fancy and top your chips with lobster or filet mignon. The restaurant’s motto, “Never a Dry Chip,” ensures an equal smattering of homemade queso on every bite. Be sure to order a scorpion shot if you’re feeling daring.
This restaurant, tucked away on the third level of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, is technically called The Pizzeria—but everyone knows it as Secret Pizza. It's not really a secret, though: it's not unheard of to see a line out the door. The pizza restaurant serves New York slices, whole pies, and Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap. It stays open until 4 a.m., perfect for when you need a late-night snack.
From 13-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, the Downtown Grand’s Pizza Rock offers both Italian and American-style pies. Choose between Neapolitan, Sicilian, Roman, gluten-free, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for the replica of the big rig inside the restaurant.
This Brooklyn-based pizzeria now has two homes on the Strip: the Fashion Show mall and the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Palazzo. The dough is formed from a secret recipe and topped with house-made sauce and mozzarella; it's then baked in a coal-fired oven to achieve that optimal balance between crispy and chewy. Be sure to come hungry: Grimaldi's only sells whole pizzas. The Palazzo location stays open until midnight on weeknights and 2 a.m. on the weekend.
Order a Guinness and take a seat at Rí Rá Irish Pub at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Pay close attention to the interior: it came from an actual pub in Ireland. Expect a lively line-up of live music and food served from breakfast until late at night. Order an all-day Irish breakfast, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, or even bangers and mash.
The host of “Restaurant Impossible” serves pub fare at the Tropicana. While British staples such as fish and chips and Shepherd's pie appear on the menu, the build-your-own burgers, rack of St. Louis ribs, and steak frites leave everyone satisfied. Order the English Banoffee pie (a blend of banana and toffee) for a decadent finish to any meal.
Head next door to the Race & Sports Book at Venetian for dim sum or noodle dishes. Open until 3 a.m., Noodle Asia serves up everything from rice and congee dishes to barbecue pork and roast duck noodles in broth. The service is quick and easy, making this a go-to spot for a quick bite.
Find Hong Kong dishes at this casual restaurant at the Palazzo. A rice roll with X.O. sauce, Macau-style roasted pork belly, fried fish ball with curry, and pepper-crusted beef tenderloin with golden garlic flakes are just some of the specialities served at lunch and dinner here.
No trip to Las Vegas is complete without a stop at the 24-hour Peppermill, a Las Vegas diner just north of Wynn Las Vegas. The 10-page menu spans breakfast 'round the clock, sandwiches and burgers, steaks, and entrées like Southwestern beef kabobs. Stop inside the Fireside Lounge for a retro cocktail by the fire pit.
Planet Hollywood Resort’s ode to Hollywood keeps American classics coming out 24 hours a day. Big portions for breakfast, six-cheese macaroni and cheese, barbecue ribs, a crispy fried chicken sandwich, and monster-sized shakes fuel any adventure in Las Vegas. Cafe Hollywood even has a late-night menu featuring fried rice or ramen, omelets, pancakes, and burgers.
This 24-hour diner at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas specializes in breakfast dishes such as the short rib Benedict and brioche French toast. Gluten-free diners can also find options on the menu catering to their dietary needs.
Shake Shack at New York-New York brings easy-to-eat burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and crinkle cut fries to its restaurant on the Strip. Diners can wash it all down with beer, wine, or custard shakes.
Many a Vegas visitor swings through the California burger giant for a Double Double. At the Linq Promenade, it’s hard to miss the neon signs, fries made from fresh potatoes, and shakes spun with real ice cream. This location even has a Company Store for any In-N-Out Burger gift needs. While In-N-Out Burger has a number of locations in Las Vegas, this one at The Linq Promenade is the easiest to access without a car.
A jungle scene and animatronic animals await the kids at Harmon Corner. Hot dogs, burgers, pizza, grilled chicken, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, and pasta come in pint-sized portions here. Sides include corn, steamed vegetables, fresh fruit, and apple sauce.