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The non-touristy bang for your buck guide to Las V

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This is a guide for the traveler who wants to focus on saving time, saving money, eating well, and making the most of the few days you have to spend in Las Vegas. This is the culmination of experience of a business traveler's hundreds of weekly visits to Las Vegas for work. Yes, hundreds.

Good for
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

10 Places

1 City Tip

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10 Places

Tuscany Suites & Casino

Hotels

Los Tacos

Restaurants

Ping Pang Pong

Restaurants

Kabuto

Restaurants

Monta Noodle House

Restaurants

Bachi Burger - Summerlin

Restaurants

Due Forni

Restaurants

The Carriage House

Hotels

Rincon De Buenos Aires

Restaurants

Pinball Hall of Fame

Speciality Museums

Reddy45's City Tips

  • If you're going to follow my guide, you'll need a rental car. Otherwise, you'll waste a lot of money and tips on cabs and shuttles.
  • Tuscany Suites & Casino
    Hotels
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    Reddy45 Says:

    The maintenance staff at the Tuscany are TOP NOTCH. Even better than the staff at the mega resorts. You can generally park right outside your room, the in-room dining prices are sane, and they love to give you coupons for signing up for the players club.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 267 Hotels in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Get what you pay for 24/05/2019
    • Big rooms only 23/05/2019
    • Tuscany Suites & Casino
    Address:
    255 East Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89169-4708
  • Los Tacos
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Fast food, South American, Central American)
    Reddy45 Says:

    Los Tacos is busy for a reason. The food is great, the staff are friendly, and did I mention that the food is great?

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be adventurous! Try the exotic meats like Tongue (lengua), Stomach (buche), or Head (Cabeza). These are all MUCH more flavorful than standard beef, have a very soft texture, and hark back to the roots of cheap eating. They wouldn't serve it if it wasn't good!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,513 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • CLOSED EARLY - 1-star!! 03/03/2019
    • some serious tacos 16/07/2018
    • Los Tacos
    Address:
    4001 W Sahara Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89102-3722
    Phone:
    +1 702-252-0100
    Hours:
    Tue - Wed
    11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thu - Mon
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ping Pang Pong
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
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    Reddy45 Says:

    The reviews alone explain why this place is great. Any Chinese restaurant that is packed with Chinese people is going to be good. Trust me.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go early for dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #419 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Chinese Food in Las Vegas And Beyond 19/05/2019
    • Best Chinese Food in Vegas 13/05/2019
    • Ping Pang Pong
    Address:
    4000 W Flamingo Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89103-4004
    Phone:
    +1 702-367-7111
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$35
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
    Other:
  • Kabuto
    Restaurants (Japanese, Sushi, Asian)
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    Reddy45 Says:

    Don't waste your money at ANY sushi restaurant that isn't Kabuto. You only need to come here once to understand why. The menu is pricey, but that's because the value is tremendous. You are literally getting every penny's worth when you eat at Kabuto.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get the omakase (chef's choice) and they'll pick what you eat. They wouldn't serve it if it wasn't delicious.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow 26/05/2019
    • Stunning meal 26/05/2019
    • Kabuto
    Address:
    5040 Spring Mountain Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89146-8716
    Phone:
    +1 702-676-1044
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Monta Noodle House
    Restaurants (Japanese, Asian, Soups)
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    Reddy45 Says:

    Is this the original ramen house? I would say so. They keep it simple and consistent. You'll never eat the dried instant stuff after you've been here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go early. The dining area is small. Keep it simple the first time and get the Tonkotsu ramen.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very good! 08/05/2019
    • Delicious ramen 20/04/2019
    • Monta Noodle House
    Address:
    5030 Spring Mountain Rd
    Ste 6
    Las Vegas, NV 89146-8715
    Phone:
    +1 702-367-4600
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bachi Burger - Summerlin
    Restaurants (American)
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    Reddy45 Says:

    The burgers here are out of this world. You'll pay twice as much on the strip and get half the quality. The menu has something for everyone. I do recommend you try the burger that has foie gras on it!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the special fries.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #406 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • Yummiest Burger 11/12/2018
    • Award winning burgers. Taste supreme. 09/09/2018
    • Bachi Burger - Summerlin
    Address:
    9410 W Sahara Ave
    Ste 150
    Las Vegas, NV 89117-7090
    Phone:
    +1 702-255-3055
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Due Forni
    Restaurants (Pizza)
    Reddy45 Says:

    Due Forni makes pizza like Kabuto makes sushi. Everything harks back to the roots, using real quality ingredients that you can't source yourself.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the Tartufo pizza. Egg on a pizza?!? Heck yes!
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • A Disappointing Visit 12/10/2017
    • Very nice dining option 14/09/2017
    • Due Forni
    Address:
    3555 S Town Center Dr Ste 105
    Las Vegas, NV 89135-3010
    Phone:
    +1 702-586-6500
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Carriage House
    Hotels
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    Reddy45 Says:

    This unassuming hotel sits a block east of the strip off Harmon avenue. The rooms are well appointed, the staff are extremely friendly, and they charge reasonable prices for snacks and entertainment. They also have a freaking tennis court! Who else on the strip has that? You can step outside the front door and the heart of the LV strip is an 8 minute walk away.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you're a AAA member, they tend to offer cheaper rates if you book through AAA travel.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 267 Hotels in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Highly Recommend The Carriage House! 17/05/2019
    • Las Vegas Experience 13/05/2019
    • The Carriage House
    Address:
    105 E Harmon Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4500
    Phone:
    (702) 625-7820
    Other:
  • Rincon De Buenos Aires
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian)
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    Reddy45 Says:

    The grill platter. The freaking grill platter. I cannot stop thinking about the grill platter!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get the grill platter. Eat. Be happy.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #410 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • very good and different 27/01/2019
    • Best Hidden Jem in Las Vegas ! 09/01/2019
    • Rincon De Buenos Aires
    Address:
    5300 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 115
    Las Vegas, NV 89146-8724
    Phone:
    +1 702-257-3331
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Mon
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Pinball Hall of Fame
    Speciality Museums
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    Reddy45 Says:

    Big room full of arcades from new to old. Cheap to play. No resort fees! No tips! Just come and have fun!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • They have change machines inside if you don't have a bucket of quarters already.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Vintage Fun! 24/05/2019
    • FUN! 21/05/2019
    • Pinball Hall of Fame
    Address:
    1610 E Tropicana Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89119-6550
    Phone:
    +1 702-597-2627
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
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