Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eating Cheap in Las Vegas

We've been coming to Las Vegas for more than 20 years.  I sorely miss the days when there was super cheap food on every corner.  These days Las Vegas food seems to have gone "upscale" with prices to match!  While I try to eat breakfast everyday at the cousin's house and hubby will occasionally cook dinner for all of the cousins so he will also have something to eat, I'm not much of a fan of Filipino food so we end up eating out for most of our lunch and dinner meals.  Here's what we have been eating:
  • Del Taco has a three tacos for $1.09 on Tuesdays.  Their tacos are pretty good.
  • Tacos Mexico is a local place which has amazingly good tacos, just like the kind you would find on a street corner in Mexico, for only $1.09 (see picture above).  They also have a condiment bar where you can get free radishes, cucumbers, and carrots so I make a little free salad out of these items to go with my meal.
  • Popeye's Chicken has a two pieces of chicken for 99 cents special on Tuesday so we usually eat chicken on Tuesdays.
  • El Pollo Loco has tacos similar to the Tacos Mexico tacos only in the chicken variety for $1.19 each so we eat there pretty often as well (good thing I like Mexican food!).
  • My favorite fast food place is Wendy's where I get a salad, baked potato, and chili (and pour the chili over the baked potato) for about $3.50.
  • Hubby loves the choices of Filipino restaurants here in Las Vegas.  His favorite is Ito'y Sariling Atin which offers a complete breakfast for $2.99 (rice, soup, egg, meat choice, and coffee).  I eat this too occasionally.
  • Hubby and I will sometimes go to Subway for a $5 foot long which we split because a whole sandwich is too much for either of us.  I pile it up with every salad type item there is and we end up with a pretty balanced meal.
  • We ALWAYS have water to drink with our meals no matter which restaurant we go to (it's free and healthier for us than soda).
  • I love dim sum so occasionally we will go to the Cathay House at the Palms or Ping Pang Pong at the Gold Coast casino for dim sum (about $10 for three or four orders of dim sum).
  • We found a wonderful $7.99 steak dinner at the Ellis Island Casino and Brewery.  For only $7.99 you get a soup or salad, rolls, a GOOD steak, steamed vegies, baked potato, and a glass or beer or root beer.  Definitely one of the best deals we have found so far for nights when we feel like splurging. 
  • Occasionally when we are tired of eating out we will go to the Super Walmart and put together a picnic as we walk through the grocery aisles and deli.
  • Also occasionally we will feel like a burger so either hit up the dollar menu at Burger King or Jack in the Box or go to In and Out Burger which makes amazingly good (and cheap!) burgers.
On a side note, I can't wait until I have my own kitchen to cook and bake in!!  Eating out is fine but it gets old after a while!


  1. When I was a teenager we went to Florida and ate out constantly... I was so physically sick of fast food! lol! So I know where you're coming from! lol!

  2. It used to be easy as pie to get cheap food in Las Vegas, the same pie. The casinos were desperate for you and they are happy lost some money on dinner.