Reno is one of Nevada’s most-visited cities. Like a lot of Nevada cities, much of Reno is centered around the gambling scene. However, Reno is also a bustling city with a growing foundation in culture, food and art. Check out what downtown Reno has got to offer at ten of its best restaurants.
A simple place, Tortas El Mariachi is all about the food. Serving authentic Mexican eats, everything is fresh and prepared on the spot. The biggest draw is the tortas which are available with many different options. However, there is a wide selection of other kinds of Mexican food as well, including quesadillas, burritos, and a great roasted pepper salsa. If you have trouble choosing, staff are ready to help make a choice. A great place for a quick lunch.10 E Fourth St. Reno, NV 89501 +1 (775) 448-6221
La Famiglia is one of the best Italian dining experiences in Reno. Warm and welcoming, the staff provide great service and there is even an accordion player, upon request. The food is simple but delicious, with a wide variety of pasta and meat dishes available. The ravioli ai funghi is remarkable in every way.170 S Virginia St. Reno, NV 89501 +1 (775) 324-1414
The Bowl is located a little off the beaten track, away from the main downtown area. Placed in what appears to be an old garage, the spot has been fixed up with a clean retro look that opens out to the street. The chefs of Bowl have seemingly mastered the skill of making healthy food taste too good to be healthy. Everything from the mains (zucchini meatballs and duck confit) to the desserts (strawberry sorbet) is completely on point. The duck confit even rivals that of authentic French preparation.148 West St Reno, NV 89501 (775) 327-4443
Restaurante Yesenia is a bit of a change to the traditional Mexican fare, as it is a fusion of Mexican and Salvadoran cuisine. It’s a great place to try out Salvadoran dishes that are not particularly common. Most notable is the pupusas, best described as a Salvadoran pasty which comes with a variety of different fillings. As Restaurante Yesenia is family-run, the server (often the owner’s son) is very knowledgeable and happy to explain the options more thoroughly.581 E Moana Ln Reno, NV 89502 +1 (775) 622-0117