Las Vegas Restaurant
The local Mexican and El Salvadorian is popular with locals
Las Vegas Restaurant and Night Club’s large red sign is easily visible from Richmond Highway and the consistently packed parking lot is proof enough of its local popularity. The Mexican and El Salvadorian eatery is well known for its authentic food and hopping late night dance floor. Surprisingly, the establishment was empty at seven o’clock at night and, at first, it was hard to see if they were open or not.
Once inside, one is immediately overwhelmed by several loud TV’s or music, depending on the crowd, but the old fashioned wooden tables and shiny dance floor give the place a home town feel. Though the server’s English was rudimentary at best, the greeting was enthusiastic and within moments she’d returned with water and a fresh squeezed margarita ($5.95). Despite the completely empty restaurant, it did take more then twenty minutes for the food to arrive once ordered.
Starting off with the flavorless chips and watery salsa wasn’t a good omen, but when the Loroco Pupusa ($1.95) came out, it all turned around. The fresh cabbage wrap was tangy and tart, and not too overwhelming.
The large plate Fajitas Suprema ($14.95) was steaming hot and smelled wonderfully. The mixture of chicken, shrimp and steak mixed with fresh peppers and salsa was about as authentic as you can get.
Seafood Trio Las Vegas ($15.95) was the star dish of the evening. The creamy white wine sauce mingled perfectly with fresh shrimp, calamari, mussels and grilled fish, as well as the crusty bread served on the side.
If you’re looking for fresh and authentic Mexican food, Las Vegas Restaurant and Night Club is for you. Be prepared for an authentic experience if you go during the late night rush. Or avoid the rush and come in early for lunch ($7-$15) or dinner ($10-$30).