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The Downtown stalwart has new owners, a new look and an exciting new Mexican menu.

The revamped El Sombrero Cafe is full of surprises

November 19th, 2014

The Downtown stalwart has new owners, a new look and an exciting new Mexican menu.

  • Meat and potatoes? Nah. Try 87 different dishes from blood sausage with sea urchin to suckling pig.

  • Don't assume you know everything there is to know about Border Grill's food.

  • Emeril Lagasse is a Vegas restaurant pioneer, and he knows switching things up is the only way to stay competitive.

  • Las Vegas has had its share of ambitious barbecue joints over the years, but this might be the one.

  • And its varied menu is arguably better than the award-winner down the street.

  • The Chicago takeover continues with this fiery new Chinese restaurant.

  • The multi-course dinner at new Japanese Cuisine by Omae is unlike any other local dining experience.

  • Cha gio and goi cuon rolls are must-haves at this new Chinatown restaurant.

  • The popular LA burger joint and the new Asian concept from José Andrés are the most approachable eateries at the new Strip casino.

  • This menu is interesting and affordable, worth a visit even if the cuisine can be a bit confusing.

  • Head to the Lakes for an unexpected experience and truly beautiful food.

  • The new LA transplant may be the most complete and comfortable version of this style of restaurant we have.

  • Finding Mexican food in Las Vegas is easy, but just because it’s plentiful doesn’t mean it’s all good.

  • From bacon jam to a mysteriously succulent turkey burger, Carson Kitchen is full of surprises.

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