Best places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget

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One element that will eat into your budget, when visiting Las Vegas is the food and drink. It can be very expensive depending on where you go. We want you to save money, but to enjoy a good hearty meal. The only way this is possible, is with these best places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget 

Meals in Las Vegas can get extremely expensive, especially at the high-end restaurants that offer amazing dishes but can cost in excess of $50.00.  

But luckily you can still enjoy a good meal at a cheap and budget friendly restaurant in Las Vegas.  

If you have a bit of extra cash you want to splash out on, or you want to go out on a special meal for a special occasion, then we have also included a small selection of expensive places to eat out in.  

Best Places to eat in Las Vegas on a Budget 

We have selected a wide range of places to eat in Las Vegas that’s budget friendly and kind on your wallet. 

Shake Shack 

This has to be one of our favourite budget friendly places to eat in Las Vegas, serving fast food meals.  

Although Shake Shack can be found all over the USA, they have three branches in Las Vegas and one in the airport. 

The only restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip is located at New York New York Hotel, while the other two are further north and west of the main strip. 

Shake Shack offer a small variety of delicious burgers, beef hotdogs, chicken nuggets, fries and drinks, including alcoholic or soft drink. 

The burgers are filled with beef, chicken, or plant-based patty, filled with sauces, lettuce, tomatoes and a soft burger bun.  

While you can order fries, to add some flavour to them, why not order Shake Shack’s cheese fries or bacon and cheese fries. 

For you vegetarians, there’s a small selection of vegetarian burgers and meals to choose from. 

Dishes range between $10-$20.00 for a meal including drinks, which you won’t be disappointed with. 

Have a rest and eat your meal in the large, stylish restaurant, before heading back out for the rest of the day. 

It’s very popular, with long queues, so be prepared to stand for a while waiting to place your order. 

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Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

This top-quality Mexican restaurant is located right in the middle of the strip.  It’s nestled nicely on a little side street off Las Vegas Blvd. Across from Caesars Palace and next to the Venetian this is as nice a place as any to stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner while exploring what Las Vegas has to offer.

Chayo offers authentic Mexican food.  You have the variety of burritos, fajitas, tacos. Its signature entrees are the enchiladas.  They also offer a standard cheeseburger or chicken club sandwich if you’re interested. There does not seem to be a vegan option.  What really sells this place is the wide variety of drinks it offers. You have multiple choices for Margaritas and specialty cocktails.

Tip: Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita and El Capo cocktail are highly recommended.

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

Don’t expect it to be cheap.  Being on the strip this place will charge a few extra dollars compared to what you will find outside main Las Vegas but the food and drinks is good enough to make up the difference.  It also has a lot of foot traffic if you’re a fan of people watching.

They also have Latin Night every weekend for those who want to dance the night away in the midnight hours with free admission and charismatic DJ’s. If you’re looking to try somewhere new if you are a regular visitor to Las Vegas or just want a simple place to put your feet up from the strip this is the place to be.

Written by Nicholas from The World Overload


One of the best places to eat in Las Vegas is Trevi, an Italian Restaurant located in the heart of the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. The restaurant has a beautiful indoor dining room, but its major draw is the picturesque “patio,” which is physically indoors but is decorated to look exactly like dining al fresco right next to a beautiful fountain inspired by the actual Trevi Fountain in Rome.

The ambience at Trevi is what draws customers in. It’s a perfect location to eat following an afternoon of shopping at the Forum Shops, or before heading into the casino at Caesar’s Palace. It’s also a great air conditioned dining retreat on those hot summer Las Vegas days. The colors, sounds, and tastes of Trevi provide a welcome escape into an Italian foodie dream.


While the ambience is what draws customers in to Trevi, it’s the amazing Italian dishes, cocktails, and desserts that keep them coming back. With a wide variety of menu items like brick oven pizzas, deep-dish lasagna, pasta selections, and Italian salads, there is something at Trevi for everyone. There are shareable appetizers, a walk up gelato bar, and vegetarian and vegan options as well. 

Trevi has won many restaurant awards and offers a medium price point. It’s a great place for a lunch or dinner, and has enough beauty and delicious food options to impress any date or group. And, as the tradition goes at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, be sure to throw a coin into the fountain at Trevi Restaurant to ensure you will one day return. 

Written by Olivia from the Girl With Blue Sails

Best Places to eat in Las Vegas with little more money to spend 

Have a little bit more money to spend for fine dining? Then you might want to check these fine places to eat in Las Vegas:  

Gordon Ramsay Steak

Ready to travel from Paris to London in luxury? Then Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris Las Vegas is the perfect restaurant for you!

Start this high-end dining experience by traveling through the “Tube” from Paris to London. Once you step out, you’ll be treated to a soaring ceiling decorated with British insignia.  From there, you’ll be greeted by the awesome waitstaff before being shown to your table.

Gordon Ramsay Steak offers up a traditional menu and a tasting menu.  This is a high-end experience so you should expect to pay over $100 per person, but the food selections cannot be beat.  Savor oysters, Wagyu steak, Scotch eggs (a Ramsay specialty!), Foie Gras, and more.  Make sure to save room for dessert, though – the sticky toffee pudding with brown butter ice cream is absolutely out of this world.

Gordon Ramsay Steak

The best value is definitely the tasting menu, offering up reasonably sized portions from the menu.  This culinary journey will tickle your tastebuds and leave you feeling adequately full.  If you enjoy wine, definitely opt for the wine pairing – the wines are masterfully selected for each dish. You’ll even get a signed photo of Gordon Ramsay himself!

Gordon Ramsay Steak is more than a steakhouse, it is an experience.  If you’re looking to splurge a little, you absolutely cannot beat this restaurant.

Written by Gabby from Office Escape Artist

Tips on eating out in Las Vegas on a budget 

We have discovered some of the best places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget, but is there any way you could save some more money, when eating out? 

  • The cheapest meals are breakfast and lunch. We would recommend eating a large lunch and for dinner eat something small and light.  
  • Check the hotel you’re staying in for any loyalty card that might offer discounts on food, drinks and shows in Las Vegas. 
  • Pick up any leaflets or discount cards that’s handed out during the day along the strip. 

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Ooohhh our mouth is watering after reading about the delicious places to eat in Las Vegas and their budget friendly places. Bonus! 

While Las Vegas might offer expensive places to eat, you can still have a good meal at a fraction of the price. 

We can’t wait to get back to Las Vegas to try some of these places. 

If you weren’t hungry before, you should be now, we are. 

Where did you eat in Las Vegas? Is there somewhere you went that we haven’t mentioned? Maybe you haven’t been, but can’t wait to try one or all of the places to eat in Las Vegas? Leave us your feedback in the comments below. 

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Best Places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget
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