East Las Vegas is a central hub for all things flavor. If you live in the 89101, 89015, 89121 or anywhere around that area you know what we’re talking about.

Summerlin is cool and Henderson is nice but East Las Vegas is really where heart, love and soul come into play. Many outsiders see run down streets and old buildings but behind the cosmetic imperfections lives a part of the city that thrives on culture. A large part of the Latin X community live on the east side which sources family recipes and hidden gems.

The restaurants in the area know how to cook up a mean plate of food. From carnitas tacos, flautas el paso, carne asada and some of the most refreshing aguas frescas. What’s also impressive is the amount of food that these restaurants serve. They don’t skimp on the meats or sides.

Not all but many of the restaurants stay open late catering for those night time hunger cravings. Check local listing times for any updates or changes.

Customers are valued which is why these restaurants stay in business and have continued their success on the east side. We also want to mention that many of the places listed are fair with their prices. It won’t cost a whole pay check to eat at any of these restaurants.

Vegas is one of those cities where you can drive past a business without ever realizing who or what they’re about. Residents of the area understand the struggle of getting their name out there for the masses.

Each of the Mexican restaurants below were rated on Google with a 4.2+ in star ratings. Each of the eateries that were chosen have at least 200 or more reviews.

We wanted to highlight the businesses below that are known for making people smile. We hope you enjoy.

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