If there’s one city that demands you keep your energy levels up, it’s Las Vegas. Make sure you don’t find yourself flagging by filling your boots at some of the neon city’s best restaurants for lunch.
Located in The Venetian, Chica’s colorful yet chic dining room provides an inviting setting for chef Lorena Garcia’s tour through bold Latin flavors. The menu offers plenty of vegetarian options, as well as an intriguing cocktail selection. Start at breakfast with dulce de leche french toast and steak and egg tacos, and try a cuban sandwich or “Hoppin’ Jose” rice for lunch. End your day with chicken chicharrones and crab-stuffed lobster.
Buffets in Las Vegas are often notoriously expensive and lavish. But at Garden Court Buffet, things operate a little differently. The all-you-can-eat downtown buffet housed in the Main Street Station Hotel offers a hard-to-pass-up deal: breakfast is $10.99, lunch is $11.99, and the prime rib dinner is a mere $17.99. The buffet is a confluence of cuisines – Latin, Asian, Southern and American – so you can chow down on a combo of Chinese noodles, chicken-fried steak and sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves.
Master pizza maker and New York native Vincent Rotolo serves his pizza “grandma style” at Good Pie. Pizzas can be had in round or square shapes, Detroit or Brooklyn style, by the slice or by the pie, and there are even vegan and gluten-free options. The Johnny Be Good pie with caramelized onions, sausage and mushrooms is a standout, but you can’t go wrong here.
Ping Pang Pong serves authentic Chinese food influenced from all different areas of China; look out for specials like their lunchtime dim sum. Decorated in a traditional Chinese restaurant fashion, the prices at this authentic restaurant cannot be beat.