For south-of-the-border cravings, these are the places that will leave you begging for más.
Have your camera ready at all times at Toca Madera, the newest—and most gorgeous—hot spot on the Strip. From fire dancers, roving live musicians, spectacular cocktail presentations and more, the modern Mexican steakhouse is a natural magnet for the beautiful people. The food is just as pretty: Order the sashimi Mexicano to see for yourself. Between Aria and The Shops at Crystals, tocamadera.com
Go to Casa Calavera for the food, stay for the cocktails, but live for the brunch at this Instagrammable cantina. The La Mañana Brunch flexes with supersized, shareable cocktails and a Modelo beer tower, which pair perfectly with the menu’s musts, including the chorizo and egg tacos and the massive huevos rancheros that will surely lull you into a siesta. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, virginhotelslv.com
Next up is China Poblano by José Andrés, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Where else can you get expertly crafted dumplings and noodles next to authentically prepared tacos and ceviche? We dare you to name another restaurant where these items live side by side; not as fusion but as an innovative pairing that will make you wonder why someone didn’t think of it sooner. chinapoblano.com —Emmy Kasten