The strip located in Las Vegas Nevada with the title “Vegas Musts” in bold white lettering.

Vegas Musts

By Darcie Papillion
Web Content Contributor

The City That Never Sleeps is a popular nickname for New York City. However, I believe that name should be given to Las Vegas. 

Las Vegas, Nevada is a place you want to experience whether it is to eat at charming places, visit interactive museums, or just lose your money. My experience of Las Vegas has been nothing but great! 

My first time visiting Las Vegas was during spring break, and the city was slowly opening again, yet this time around Las Vegas was alive and thriving. It can be very overwhelming since so much is going on, but here are a few food places as a guide if you plan to go. 

There are many places to eat, yet with the helping hand of TikTok, I was able to narrow it down to some pretty neat restaurants. In total, I ate at more than 15 places, but I am giving you my top five.

Taking first place is Hexx Kitchen + Bar, located in Paris, which is great for breakfast. Their French toast and their mimosas are simply amazing. For only $30 you can get bottomless mimosas and let me tell you the mimosas do not taste strong, but they sure are delicious. Also, be sure to make a reservation in advance so you can be seated quickly! 

In the second place, we have Hash House A Go Go located in The LINQ hotel and casino. Be prepared for a bit of a wait, but this place is great. I got their flapjack with a side of potatoes and over-easy eggs and let me tell you that thing was huge! I am honestly not sure how I finished this meal, but somehow, I did. I even got a taste of their biscuits and gravy which was anything but ordinary as under the biscuits drowned in gravy was mashed potatoes. Hash House A Go Go is a popular place and worth the wait! 

A flapjack with a side of diced potatoes and two eggs over easy with maple syrup and whip cream sitting on top of the flapjack.
That’s a big pancake!

Sitting in third place, we have Mas Por Favor. When you first enter, Mas Por Favor looks like a regular little restaurant, but behind that sliding door, you enter a passageway that leads to a Hispanic-themed speakeasy. Be warned money will be spent. This place is tricky! While their food is cheap, their drinks are not! We spent over $200, but it was well worth it. Be sure to make a reservation as well. Walk-ins are welcomed but not a priority! 

In fourth place, we have Mimosa Gourmet. Now their food is delicious and ranges between Hispanic and American meals. But the real kicker is their insanely large mimosa. It was larger than my face! It also comes in multiple flavors and contains a whole bottle of champagne. Unfortunately, this place does not do reservations, and since it is a bit small and very popular, the wait can be a while.

Lastly, we have the Taco Bell Cantina on the strip. You’re probably thinking how you can just run down the street to your local Taco Bell, but this Taco Bell has some spice to it. Opening at 10 a.m., this two-story cantina closes at 5 a.m. My boyfriend ended up spending $100, and all he ordered was a chicken chalupa, nachos, a quesadilla, and two drinks. Now the 32-ounce beverages cost around $30, but also well worth it. Who wouldn’t want a large Baja Blast with a shot or two in it! I would say to go a bit early, around 10 p.m., to avoid a wait as everyone loves a midnight Taco Bell run. 

In hindsight, these were my favorite places to go, but there are so many amazing food places to discover. 

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