15 Affordable Restaurants in Las Vegas

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.

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Tacos El Gordo


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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.

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Hussong's Cantina

Hussong's Cantina

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3930 Las Vegas Blvd S Suite 121B, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
Phone +1 702-632-6450

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 beer-battered Baja fish, Baja shrimp, seared pork belly, or carne asada.

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Nacho Daddy


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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. 

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Pizza Rock


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201 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Phone +1 702-385-0838

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, Detroit, gluten-free, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for the replica of the big rig inside the restaurant. 

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria


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3327 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2710, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 702-754-3450

This Brooklyn-based pizzeria has four homes in Vegas with one on the Strip at 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 11 p.m on weeknights and midnight on the weekend. 

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Rí Rá Irish Pub


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THE SHOPPES AT MANDALAY PLACE 3930, S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
Phone +1 702-632-7771

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.

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Robert Irvine’s Public House

Wagyu sliders

 Courtesy of Tropicana

3801 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 702-739-2307

The host of “Restaurant Impossible” serves pub fare at the Tropicana. While British staples such as fish and chips appear on the menu, the loaded smokehouse tater tots and steak frites leave everyone satisfied. Order the red velvet cake or Key Lime pie for a decadent finish to any meal. 

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Noodle Asia

A Chinese restaurant in Las Vegas

Courtesy of Venetian

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 702-414-1444

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.

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Hong Kong Café

An Asian soup

 Courtesy of Venetian

3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 702-607-2220

Find Hong Kong dishes at this casual restaurant at the Palazzo. Pepper-crusted beef tenderloin with golden garlic flakes, a whole Peking duck, honey-glazed barbecue pork, and mapo tofu are just some of the specialties served for lunch and dinner here.

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The Peppermill Restaurant & Lounge


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2985 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 702-735-4177

No trip to Las Vegas is complete without a stop at the 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. The Peppermill is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. the rest of the week.

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Café Hollywood

Cafe Hollywood

Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 702-732-1222

Planet Hollywood Resort’s ode to Hollywood keeps diners satisfied with American classics. 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. 

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The Henry

French toast

Courtesy of Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 702-698-7000

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.

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Shake Shack

Burgers, hot dogs, crinkle cut fries, and a custard

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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.

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In-N-Out Burger

Burger and fries

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3545 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite L24, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 800-786-1000

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.

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Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe

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3717 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 702-891-8580

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. 

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15 Affordable Restaurants in Las Vegas