Isla Mexican Kitchen

(702) 894-7111 | View Website

3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV | Directions   89109

36.123447 -115.170755

Open Hours

Sun-Thu 4pm-11pm

Fri-Sat 4pm-12am

Bar daily 24 hours

 
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Isla Mexican Kitchen

Reviews for Isla Mexican Kitchen

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Downhill since my first visit – I remember visiting a few years ago and remembering how fabulous it was - there was a guacamole tasting, great chicken mole, and wonderful cocktails. A few years later, I went back and they removed the guacamole tasting from the menu and so I ordered the chipotle guacamole and it was fizzy. This had happened once to me before from a bad mexican restaurant in LA, and I recognized it right away. I actually sent it back and they were nice and replaced it, however, the new one had a fizziness to it too. The rest of the food wasn't particularly memorable. I kind of think if a mexican restaurant can't do guacamole right, something is really wrong.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food, Great service! – Mexican was not my first choice of food but I am sure glad we ended up here! The Carne Asada tacos were the best I have ever tasted. We were seated right away and our server was very friendly and attentive. I will go back next time I am in Vegas.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The BEST Mexican food in the city! – Chef Richard Sandoval also has restuarants in New York and Denver. He is the master of Mexican-fusion cuisine, which takes everything you love about Mexican food and turns it into a work of art. My favorites are the rock shrimp ceviche, carne asada tacos, sauteed jumbo prawns maya, and the lobster guacamole! The restuarant features a tequila bar that has a "Tequila Goddess" which offers explanations on any of the more than 100 different tequilas they serve! They even offer "The Goddess Elixir" drink, which is a $99 margarita with 100 year anniversary gran marnier among other ingrediants. This is Mexican dining at it's best!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best authentic fine mexican cuisine in Vegas – I'm neither Mexican nor Spanish, but to me the food tasted very authentic and not at all tex-mex as I expected. The starter portions such as the empanadas and tortilla samples were very generous. You can stick with the traditional fair such as tacos and burritos but I highly recommend the main courses. I've dined here twice and tried the skirt steak pyramid, pork medallions, and sampled my girl's pepper stuffed with spicy beef. Each main dish was unique, flavorful and well prepared. The service was attentive and relaxed. Wait staff did not try to shove those $7 bottle water. On the weekends in which we dined, the restaurant was almost full but not crowded which made the atmosphere pleasant. Entries are sub-$20 coupled with the high food quality, makes Isla is one of the best fine dining values on the Strip. It?s definitely a hidden gem among restaurants in Vegas. We will be coming back here again.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Tequila bar and fabuleous Guacamole! – We didn't have lunch exactly, the restaurant portion of Isla was not yet open. But we did have drinks and the best guacamole that we've had in Vegas. The bar staff were very friendly and happy to recommend from the appetizer menu items they considered to be the best. They were right, the guac rocked! My husband tried one of the tequila's from their extensive lsit- he enjoyed it. I did not, but then again, I don't like to sip tequila. The bar area itself is very nice...dark, classy, with seating at the bar and at lower tables lining the bar entrance. It was pretty empty when we arrived (ok, it was only 11 a.m.) but by the time we left, numerous couples, older familes were in the bar area having drinks and waiting for the main restaurant to open. The staff was so friendly, one even pointed out to me that I should not casually hang my purse off of my chair, lest I wanted it stolen. She had a good point, and I appreciated the tip.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

decent bar to have a cigar and chill – small dance floor but people actually dance on it. tons of hotties come here to schmooze. drinks are strong and i would go back again. usually no cover!

Recommends
over a year ago

Traditional Mexican favorites take on a modern twist at this inventive, high-energy eatery. – In Short
Trendy singles sip margaritas prepared by the Tequila Goddess at rose-petaled, resin-topped tables in the lounge, or in the restaurant decorated with blue-tile walls and bright, abstract paintings. Latin music plays as diners choose from a variety of guacamoles made tableside, like the lobster and passion-fruit blend. Entrees feature inventive takes on traditional tacos and burritos, as well as bold dishes, including the grilled spiced chicken or Mexican meatballs with chipotle-tomato sauce.

Recommends
over a year ago

Small but stylish lounge offers a respite from long lines, guest lists and cover charges. – In Short
Conceived by the same team behind the massively popular Light at the Bellagio, Mist is that bar's low-key lounge counterpart. White curtain-lined sliding glass doors open onto a small setting with a hardwood floor and lots of candles. The stately splendor is compromised only by its compact size. Plasma-screen televisions broadcast sports by day, but defer to a nostalgic Top 40 and modern hip-hop soundtrack at night, when patrons spontaneously create their own dance floor in the middle of the room.

 

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